“Rich Robinson was doing a Facebook Q&A and I commented with a video of me playing one of his songs… long story short, it led to me playing with the Black Crowes”: How Argentina native Nico Bereciartua became the US rock institution's new guitar wingman

Nico Bereciartua performs with The Black Crowes at the 2023 Innings Festival at Tempe Beach Park in Tempe, Arizona on February 25, 2023
(Image credit: Tim Mosenfelder/WireImage)

As it has since the departure of original guitarist Jeff Cease, the Black Crowes' guitar carousel has continued to spin, with the latest and greatest to hold the spot down being Nico Bereciartua. 

Bereciartua took up the mantle in early 2023 after the departure of Isaiah Mitchell – who left to focus on his band, Earthless – in late 2022. On the surface, a player like Bereciartua – who hails from Buenos Aires, Argentina – may seem like an off-the-beaten-path pairing with the Crowes, in all their Atlanta-born, modern Southern rock glory.

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Andrew Daly

Andrew Daly is an iced-coffee-addicted, oddball Telecaster-playing, alfredo pasta-loving journalist from Long Island, NY, who, in addition to being a contributing writer for Guitar World, scribes for Rock Candy, Bass Player, Total Guitar, and Classic Rock History. Andrew has interviewed favorites like Ace Frehley, Johnny Marr, Vito Bratta, Bruce Kulick, Joe Perry, Brad Whitford, Rich Robinson, and Paul Stanley, while his all-time favorite (rhythm player), Keith Richards, continues to elude him.