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SHERMAN ROBERTSON
SA. 03.07.1999, 21.30 Sherman Robertson

Sherman Robertson - guitar, vocals
Robert R. Devito - guitar
Richard J. West - drums
Curtis Hayes - bass



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Houston guitarist, Sherman Robertson, already considered a veteran of zydeco, Texas R&B and swampy blues is a spicy blend of the music he grew up on. His talents have not gone without notice, he did a track on Paul Simon's "Graceland" CD; he is one of the guitarists featured in the book, "The Story of the Fender Stratocaster." His first recording, "I'm the Man" (Atlantic 1994 ) was nominated for a Handy Award, and, of his new release, "Going Back Home"Living Blues said, "With this ("Going Back Home") release, Sherman Robertson deserves to have his name added to the short list of the finest musicians who play electric blues."

Covering classic blues as well as blues/rock, soul and R&B Sherman'sinfluences are clearly noted. From Freddie King to Sam Cooke, Sherman Robertson is most definetly "the new kid from the old school."

Sherman Robertson has performed at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Club in Paris, the New Orleans Jazz Festival, King Biscuit Blues Festival, Poconos Blues Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, Chicago Blues Festival, opened for BB King, and Little Feat.

CD release: New CD, "Going Back Home" on AudioQuest Music (Sept. 1998) - Sherman Robertson's new recording for AQM promises to raise awareness of this rare talent. Check out Sherman's "playmates" on the session: From the Little Feat Band we have Richie Hayward and Bill Payne. On loan from John Fogerty we have Bob Glaub on bass. And from the Texacali Horns we have Joe Sublett playing sizzling tenor sax. Read some of the reviews from Offbeat, Living Blues, and other print media.

 

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