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Robert Finley


Main Stage, 03 Jun

Robert Finley

Robert Finley’s singing is as primal as an alligator and sweeter than late-summer honey. And on the new album Sharecropper’s Son, he uses his marvelously expressive voice—which can glide from a gut-deep growl to a soothing purr to a transcendent falsetto all in a single phrase—to tell the story of his life in song.

The album’s 10 numbers, produced by Dan Auerbach for his Easy Eye Sound label and available are blues, soul, gospel, and rock-infused chapters from that life, weaving Finley’s own stories of picking cotton, country childhood, hardship on city streets, jail time, the pain and joy of love, the search for a better life and the dream of salvation into a spellbinding musical tale.