Eddie Harsch
Born(1957-05-27)May 27, 1957
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
DiedNovember 4, 2016(2016-11-04) (aged 59)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Eddie Harsch (born Edward Hawrysch; May 27, 1957 – November 4, 2016) was a Canadian keyboardist and member of Detroit-based jam band Bulldog. Previous to that he was The Black Crowes' keyboardist from 1991 to 2006.[1] Harsch was replaced on keyboards by Rob Clores and then Adam MacDougall.[2][3]

Harsch first joined Bulldog during The Black Crowes' hiatus, which lasted from early 2002 to early 2005. During that time he also played bass in the Detroit Cobras. In the 1980s, Harsch was a member of James Cotton's band.

In 2016, Harsch was to become a co founding member of The Magpie Salute, a band which also features his former Black Crowes bandmates Rich Robinson, Marc Ford and Sven Pipien.[4]

Harsch died in Toronto on November 4, 2016, at the age of 59.[3][5]


  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Biography: The Black Crowes". AllMusic. Retrieved 12 May 2010.
  2. ^ "The Black Crowes: Redemption Songs (Relix Revisited)". Relix.com. Retrieved 2016-02-08.
  3. ^ a b "Former Black Crowes Keyboardist Eddie Harsch Dies". Ultimateclassicrock.com. Retrieved 4 November 2016.
  4. ^ "Rich Robinson Forms Magpie Salute With Ex-Black Crowes Members". Rollingstone.com. Retrieved 4 November 2016.
  5. ^ "Eddie Harsch, ex-Detroiter and Black Crowes keyboardist, dies at 59". Freep.com. 1999-02-19. Retrieved 2016-11-06.