Robert Kearns (musician)

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Robert Kearns is an American bassist who has played with several notable bands. He is from Conover, NC.


Kearns was a founding member of Cry of Love from 1989 until 1997 and went on to join The Bottle Rockets from 1998 until 2005. In 2009 he was named as the touring substitute bassist for a cancer stricken Ean Evans in Lynyrd Skynyrd. Evans subsequently died and was permanently replaced by Kearns. Kearns himself was then replaced in April 2012 by ex-Black Crowes bassist Johnny Colt. The reason for his leaving the band had not been given. He has since joined Sheryl Crow's band as bass player and backup singer.

In addition to his work with these artists Kearns has toured or recorded with famed Rolling Stones saxophone player Bobby Keys, Chris Duarte, Jack Ingram, Todd Snider, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Jesse Dayton, Sisters Morales, Bonnie Bishop, Chris Cagle, Hays Carll, and Edwin McCain.