November 8, 201328 days ago
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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March 25, 20138 months ago
ORRVILLE -- Joe Robinson's sold-out audience at University of Akron Wayne College on March 16 was up close and personal for an intimate setting to see the gift that took him to the top of his country's biggest talent competition.
Since being named the 2008 winner of "Australia's Got Talent," Smokin' Joe Robinson has been proving why he deserved to be the victor, touring across the world, showing off his amazing guitar and vocal skills, accompanying the music he has spent hours writing.
Since January, Robinson has been touring the midwest and northeast states with his two musicians, Sam Marks on drums and Marcelo Bakos playing bass guitar, showcasing a wide variety of gigs and venues for his fans.
"This is my first time playing a lot of these areas," Robinson
said. "I played in Cleveland about a month ago and the show had been great. The people here are great -- they are a lot like people back in Australia."
It was at that show in Cleveland, held at the Beachland Ballroom, that University of Akron Wayne College Associate Professor of English Gary Bays, heard about Robinson and put the wheels in motion to get him booked for the March 16 show.
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