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Published: 2007/04/19

Rich Joins Patti for Two of Twelve

Before she recorded her recent album Twelve, which features a dozen covers, Patti Smith met Rich Robinson. According to Smith, the Black Crowes guitarist approached her and name dropped her soundman, without mentioning his own band or famous last name. After chatting for a bit, Smith invited Robinson into the studio to record a version of Paul Simons The Boy in a Bubble, still unaware that he plays in a platinum-selling rock band. The pair hit it off and Robinson later invited Smith to play with Circle Sound, the band he fronts alongside Luther Dickinson, at New Yorks Bowery Ballroom and Irving Plaza. Last night, while celebrating Twelve’s release at New York’s Hiro Ballroom, Smith brought out Robinson for a pair of popular covers: The Boy in a Bubble and the Allman Brothers Midnight Rider, both of which appear on Twelve.

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