Cry Of Love was an American Band formed in 1989 in Raleigh, North Carolina. The group released their debut album in 1993, produced by John Custer before hitting the road for the next 17 months. After completing their '93-'94 touring cycle frontman Kelly Holland quit the band, saying he could no longer handle the rigors of the road. They scored a number one hit on BillBoard's Mainstream Rock chart with "Peace Pipe" in 1993.
Former band member Audley Freed was recruited to The Black Crowes in 1998, and he played with the band until October 2001. He also played on Crowes' lead singer Chris Robinson's second solo album in 2004, and on the subsequent tour.
Freed and Kearns formed a band named Big Hat that also includes Keith Gattis - vocals/guitar; Peter Stroud - guitars; Fred Eltringham - drums; Ike Stubblefield - keyboards. These days, Freed and Kearns (along with Freed's multi-talented wife, Jen, and Stroud, are part of Sheryl Crowe's touring band).
Former singer Kelly Holland died from a severe abdominal infection on February 24, 2014 in Raleigh, NC. He was 52.