GUITAR virtuoso Joe Robinson's recent approval for permanent residency in the US means his dream of becoming a successful, full-time international musician is close to reality.
He is back in Australia for the first time in more than a year after an extensive tour across the US mid-west in 2013.
Robinson, aged 22, said he had evolved as a musician since winning the $250,000 grand final prize on Australia's Got Talent in 2008.
As a 17-year-old teenager, Robinson wooed television audiences with his smooth guitar covers.
But gone are the days of television producers telling him what songs to play.
Robinson said his preference of playing Memphis-inspired blues over surfie roots songs sits well with his new American audience.
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REVIEW: Live On The Green w/ Robert Randolph & The Family Band, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, & Joe RobinsonReview by Jared Godar. Photos by Shawn Jackson.
We’re now two-thirds of the way through Live on the Green season. As we approach the final two weeks, with Local Natives then Moon Taxi headlining, we’re continuing with our weekly review series. We already gave you the rundown on Matt and Kim, ZZ Ward, and Gin Wigmore, then Matt Nathanson, The Mowgli’s, and Erin McCarley, and, most recently, Michael Franti & Spearhead, The Delta Saints and Luella & the Sun. Today, we’re taking a look at last week’s lineup of Robert Randolph & The Family Band, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, and Joe Robinson. After the jump, you’ll find a review from our new contributor, Jared Godar, as well as some great photos from Shawn Jackson.
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