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Episode 634

Artist: Jimmy Robinson

About the Episode:

This is from the Lost and Found department. Totally my fault. Read this man's Bio and you will know how embarrased I am.

Jimmy Robinson has been recording and touring for over 40 years. He has received critical and audience praise for his unique virtuoso approach to the guitar, and his rich compositional skill.

He has toured the world with appearances at:

The Acoustic Franciacorta and Madame International Guitar Festivals both in Italy,

The Gutarrenzauber Festival, Gros Rohrheim, Germany

The Zihuatenejo International Guitar Festival, Zihuatenejo, Mexico

The Big Green Cardigan Festival in East Sussex, England

INGUITAR Festival, Switzerland

The Brilliant Strings Concert Series, Los Angeles, California

The TACH Cultural Festival, Reno, Nevada    

ProgDay, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Pan Am Jazz Festival, CanCun, Mexico

Jazz Encuentro, Guatemala City

Festivale Internationale, Lafayette, La.

Malaga Fest, Mobile, AL

The New Orleans French Quarter Festival

The Crooked Pines Guitar Show, Atlanta, Georgia

and over 25 Years at The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

 

He has opened concerts for

John McLaughlin And Mahavishnu Orchestra

Chick Corea’s Elektrik Band

Jeff Beck

Bela Fleck And The Flecktones

Adrian Belew

Bill Bruford And Patrick Moraz

Stevie Ray Vaughn

Johnny Winter

John Mayall

The Glenn Phillips Band

Hugh Masekela

Spyro Gyra

The Neville Brothers

John Fahey

Charlie Byrd

Billy Cobham

John McLaughlin Trio

 

Jimmy first made a name for himself playing electric guitar and leading the psychedelic rock/blues band Ejaculation (yes, you read correctly, it was 1968, after all...) at the Free Concert weekly series on New Orleans Riverfront.. He went on to front The Progrock band Laugh In The Dark in the 70’s, and in 1975 founded the celebrated instrumental rock fusion band Woodenhead. Woodenhead performs today, and is celebrating their 40th anniversary with a special performance at The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in May, 2015, as well as releasing a recording of new material, a live concert from New Orleans’ famed Tipitina’s

and a reissue of their entire, remastered catalog.

  He also founded the New Orleans Guitar Collective Twangorama, with guitarists Phil deGruy and Cranston Clements, and later The New Orleans Guitar Quartet.

 

Jimmy studied classical guitar and composition at Loyola University in New Orleans and The Eastman School Of Music in New York. He combined these elements with his electric experience to forge the solo acoustic style that he now tours with. His third solo cd is set for Spring, 2015 release.

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