Robert Alan Krieger, born January 8, 1946, in Los Angeles, is a musical performer and The Doors guitarist. He attended UCLA. “The first music I heard that I liked was Peter and the Wolf. I accidentally sat and broke the record (I was about seven). Then I listened to rock ‘n’ roll – I listened to the radio a lot – Fats Domino, Elvis, The Platters.
“I started surfing at fourteen. There was lots of classical music in my house. My father liked march music. There was a piano at home. I studied trumpet at ten, but nothing came of it. Then I started playing blues on the piano?no lessons though. When I was seventeen, I started playing guitar. I used my friend’s guitar. I didn’t get my own until I was eighteen. It was a Mexican flamenco guitar. I took flamenco lessons for a few months. I switched around from folk to flamenco to blues to rock ‘n’ roll.
“Records got me into the blues. Some of the newer rock ‘n’ roll, such as the Paul Butterfield Blues Band. If it hadn’t been for Butterfield going electric, I probably wouldn’t have gone rock ‘n’ roll.
I didn’t plan on rock ‘n’ roll. I wanted to learn jazz; I got to know some people doing rock ‘n’ roll with jazz, and I thought I could make money playing music. In rock ‘n’ roll you can realize anything that you can in jazz or anything. There’s no limitation other than the beat. You have more freedom than you do in anything except jazz – which is dying – as far as making any money is concerned.
“In The Doors we have both musicians and poets, and both know of each other’s art, so we can effect a synthesis. In the case of Tim Buckley or Dylan you have one man’s ideas. Most groups today aren’t groups. In a true group all the members create the arrangements among themselves.”
April 7, 2017
April 8, 2017
Ojai Libbey Bowl
April 16, 2017
New York, NY
City Winery New York
April 19, 2017
April 21, 2017
April 22, 2017
April 23, 2017
Ardmore Music Hall
May 5, 2017
May 7, 2017
Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
May 9, 2017
May 18, 2017
Robby Receives Lifetime Achievement Award as a part of the Malibu Guitar Festival
Casa Escobar at The Malibu Inn
May 27, 2017
Simi Valley, CA
Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Festival
Rancho Santa Susana Community Park
June 16, 2017
Tour update: Robby's upcoming gig in Davenport, IA has been moved to Friday, June 16th. The original date was listed as the 17th. ... See MoreSee Less
Chase Bryson SingletonPlease play city winery Atlanta! That rooftop show was one of the best shows ever! Right up there with Bob Dylan and The Rollin Stones!2 days ago · 2
Patti HopperI'll try to make Mr. Musichead Gallery Wednesday or Thursday. Will also try Cajun Festival on May 27. I can be reached at email@example.com hours ago · 1
Crystal HowellI am excited to see you again this year! Hoping you announce even more tour dates for this year!2 days ago
Roger MayorgaRobby krieger eres un grande una leyenda arriba the doors no te olvides de venir a mi tierra a mexico en especial a guadalajara mexico2 days ago
Robby Krieger added 34 new photos to the album: Robby Krieger Art Gallery Opening.
This was the very first art gallery showing for Robby. It occurred Thursday evening at Mr Musichead Gallery to benefit the "Harmony Project" and "Art For A Cause". Because Robby has never shown his artwork before, you can imagine how exciting it was for Robby and also for all the Doors fans in attendance. Please go to this link to make a donation to the Harmony Project at: www.harmony-project.org/ Please stop by while his work will be up for an additional 2 weeks! Big thanks Barbara Hollander of "Art For A Cause" for helping to make this show possible. Also a big thank you to, Sam Milgrom, owner of Mr Musichead Gallery. All Photos: Jill Jarrett Photography ... See MoreSee Less
This was the very first art gallery showing for Robby. It occurred Thursday evening at @[65465585125:274:Mr Musichead Gallery] to benefit the "Harmony Project" and "Art For A Cause". Because Robby h...
Eliseo Hernandez OrtegaThanks Robbie for view of these pictures,and all the work.I am sure this will help remind all of us that this kind of love is worth giving.5 days ago
Susan Joyce BradleyLooking good buddy. Mickey and I are feel proud of our sweet, well deserving friend.6 days ago
Maria Palatiniso cool robby!! congratulations! happy summer to you and yours! THE DOORS FOREVER!! god bless. ~maria in seattle 🙂5 days ago
Mihalis PapafrangouIGood to see your work...from afar...well done and colorful...the music.2 days ago
Pete MayStill love ur self portrait I bid on at golf toun in 1992 Had fun playing golf that day with u Robbie! Pete4 days ago
Robby Krieger added 22 new photos to the album: Robby Krieger Band.
City Winery, Chicago, May 9, 2017 ... See MoreSee Less
Ian MurdenThanks for making the photos available, please think about coming to the UK........Doors fans on this side of the ocean would LOVE to see you guys.2 weeks ago · 1
Val Houldsworthrobby great to see you still keeping the spirits of old greats current,i am certain your good friends who have now gone on are still with you every step of the way.and i know your fans are so glad you still carry yours and their torch with pride entertaining us all with your original in many cases timeless works!!atb buzz2 weeks ago · 1
Jamie CrampWould love you to do something like Glastonbury so young kids could understand.2 weeks ago