Hopkinsville's own Steve Gorman to perform with band at Alhambra in February Acclaimed drummer plays his first ever Hoptown show

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Hopkinsville's own Steve Gorman (third from left) stands with band members of Trigger Happy, including songwriter and bassist Nick Govrik, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Ed Jurdi (Band of Heathens); and vocalist/saxophonist Amber Woodhouse.

Hopkinsville’​s own Steve Gorman, best known as drummer and founding member of The Black Crowes, will perform with his band Trigger Hippy at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Alhambra Theatre.

Tickets are available online at www.pennyroyalarts.org or can be purchased at the box office at the Alhambra Theatre for $25.

Harnessing the band’​s collective roots —​ a generous mix of country, Delta blues, R&B and gospel as well as Southern rock and funk —​ Trigger Hippy will play songs from its recently released sophomore album, “​Full Circle And Then Some,” ​and more.

“​We’​re thrilled to be able to bring such a talented Hopkinsville musician for his first ever show in his hometown,” ​Margaret Prim, executive director of the Pennyroyal Arts Council said in the news release.

Gorman, whose mother still lives in Hopkinsville, remembers going to shows at the Alhambra as a child.

“​I spent loads of time watching movies at the Alhambra when I was a kid,” ​said Gorman, who moved to Hopkinsville with his family at the age of 10. “​It’​s such a thrill and honor for Trigger Hippy to play this gorgeous place — ​it’​ll be a rockin’ ​show.”

In addition to Gorman on drums, Trigger Hippy’​s lineup includes songwriter and bassist Nick Govrik, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Ed Jurdi (Band of Heathens); and vocalist/saxophonist Amber Woodhouse. The live performances are rounded out with Nashville-based Sol Philcox-Littlefield and keyboardist Jimmy Rowland.

Recently, Gorman released a memoir, “​Hard to Handle: The Life and Death of The Black Crowes", chronicling his 30-year roller coaster ride with the band that sold more than 30 million albums and performed thousands of live shows.

The Black Crowes skyrocketed to success and critical acclaim with their debut album, Shake Your Money Maker (1990), which featured hit singles, “​She Talks to Angels,” “​Jealous Again,” ​and a cover of Otis Redding's “​Hard to Handle.” ​The band's second album, The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and included singles “​Remedy” ​and “​Thorn in My Pride.”

The Black Crowes disbanded in 2014.

Event sponsor includes Hopkinsville Heating & Air, a division of BryMak, and technical partners at Music Central.

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