Steve Gorman (center) performing with fellow members of The Black Crowes, Sven Pipien and Chris Robinson, at the 2008 Newport Folk Festival.
|Born||17 August 1965|
|Associated acts||The Black Crowes
Steve Gorman (born 17 August 1965, Muskegon, Michigan) is a musician best known as the drummer of the American hard rock band The Black Crowes. He also spent some time as the drummer for British rock band Stereophonics.
While a fourth grader at Benfield Elementary School in Severna Park, Maryland, Gorman joined the band and played the snare drum. Like so many others, he was initially inspired and moved when he first listened to the Beatles. After moving to Hopkinsville, Kentucky in 1975, Gorman went to high school (University Heights Academy) with Clint Steele, an aspiring guitarist. Gorman later attended college and was a broadcasting major at Western Kentucky University but still found time to play, practice, and stay in touch with music while working as a Resident Assistant in North Hall. He played drums with several Bowling Green bands including Alfred & The Stately Wayne Manors, Swale, A Tribute to Elvis and the Ricky Nelson Story. Finally, in 1986, Steve, along with friends Brent Woods and Jon Vanover, formed Lack of Interest and recorded a 4 song demo tape titled "Content to Sit and Stare" in April 1986 at the University Heights Academy gymnasium.
The Black Crowes
In February 1987, he joined his high school friend Clint Steele in Atlanta, Georgia to drum for Steele's band Mary My Hope. While in Atlanta he became good friends with Chris Robinson and his brother Rich. When the Robinson brothers lost their drummer Jeff Sullivan to the band Drivin n Cryin, Gorman was asked to sit in and play on “Mr. Crowes Garden’s” demo session for A&M records. He ended up playing with the renamed Black Crowes for their first 9 albums over 15 years. In late 2001, he decided to leave the band to pursue other avenues and relocated to Los Angeles.
In 2005, Gorman rejoined the reformed Black Crowes.
Gorman spent 2004 on the road with the U.K. band Stereophonics. His playing can also be heard on Warren Zevon’s final studio recording The Wind, Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Volume 3, Jack Casady’s Dream Factor, Joe Firstman’s The War of Women, John Corbett's self-titled debut album, Bo Bice's See The Light and 3, and the first album by Southern rock supergroup Brothers of the Southland.
Steve Gorman Sports!
A lifelong sports fan, in March 2010, Gorman hooked up with his friends Mitch Blum and Brandon Gnetz to create a sports, music and pop culture podcast and website called Steve Gorman Sports! On the show Gorman tells tales of life on the road and riffs on current sports, music and pop culture events. As of January 30, 2012, he is on the Nashville radio station 102.5 The Game broadcasting Steve Gorman Sports Monday-Friday from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. CST.
The show is produced and semi-co-hosted by University of Missouri broadcasting graduate Austin Huff while Steve's cousin, Jeffrey, occasionally hosts the show when The Black Crowes are touring overseas.
Gorman has five brothers, one of whom is managing editor of the Watertown Daily Times, two sisters, and one half-brother.