Chris Robinson, rocker, songwriter, and front man for his bands Green Leaf Rustlers and Chris Robinson’s Brotherhood, (and formally of the Black Crowes), has finally found a home amid the soft, rolling hills of Marin County. His move here 5 years ago was prompted by a need to have change of pace and find a place better to raise his child that wasn’t amid the chaos of Los Angeles or New York. His time here has been idyllic as well as musically prosperous, and when his tour schedule allows, he nestles into his West Marin home to find the peace he deserves.
Carolyn: In my opinion, Marin is something special; Mount Tam, the open space, and the musical history all somehow seep into our souls to create a deep love for this place. What was your reason for deciding to move to this amazing place and has living in Marin changed you in any way?
Chris: When I moved here a few years ago it just seemed like a good change from Los Angeles. I wanted to have the wealth of a community that I never had. I'm from Atlanta and I didn't have it there. I lived in New York, I lived in Los Angeles and I had great friends but never a community. I love having that in my life. Marin is also nicer too. Just the land itself and the vibration of the North Bay is something that I've been searching for my whole life. I’ve been lucky enough to travel around the world, but to finally be in Marin is like, “Oh wow!” I've been looking for this spot for a long time.
Carolyn: What are some of your favorite Marin places to hang out in or activities you do when you're not on tour?
Chris: I really like being in West Marin. I love going to the Italian restaurant in Point Reyes Station, Stellina. I like going all the way out to the lighthouse. Nick’s Cove is cool, too. I like being outdoors and hiking, and having access to all this beautiful nature is something that I really, really, really like. Fairfax is like “going to town” and if anyone needs to find me I’ll probably be at the Good Earth, like everyone else. I do love the chicken wings at the Iron Springs and if we're gonna be having a fancy night, we'll go to Sushi Ran or something in Sausalito.