Joe Robinson / The Steppin Stones
The Basement - Columbus, OH
Wednesday, October 19, 2016; Doors open at 6:30 PM
$10.00 Advance / $12.00 Day of Show
General Admission - All Ages
Opening Artist: The Steppin Stones
Twenty-five-year-old Australian Joe Robinson is considered uniquely gifted as a virtuoso guitarist and singer/songwriter. He walks a tightrope between the instrumental music that hap put him in the spotlight and a unique fusion of vocally based rock, blues, jazz, and R&B that is entirely his own. Born in the backwoods of Temagog, on the mid-north coast of New South Wales, Australia, his six-string ability and compositional insight have already earned him a worldwide following. He released his first album of original material, Birdseed, in 2005 at age 15. Tommy Emanuel invited him to Nashville, where among other things he hooked up with Brad Paisley’s producer Frank Rogers, who helmed his 2009 release, Time Jumpin’. This ultra-talented 25-year-old’s unique musical sensibility, thoroughly modern guitar tones, and tenor voice are at the core of the self-penned songs about communication and self-realization. After touring as a soloist for quite some time, Robinson toured predominately with his own trio over the course of the past few years. However, he recently committed to a new solo tour featuring both electric and acoustic guitar. This amazing new show is touring now. In addition to touring on his own, Robinson is hitting the road with Guitar Army, which features fellow master guitarists/singers/songwriters Robben Ford and Lee Roy Parnell. The all-star trio, who will be going out on tour again this summer and fall with their acclaimed show, is currently in the studio working on an EP.
What’s the secret to forming a band that has been around for nearly a decade, put out four releases, and shared stages with renowned musical acts. Hannah Wickland (guitar/vocals), Ian Jones (drums), and Andrew Ottimo (bass/vocals) began following their passion for music at ages when most kids still take afternoon naps. While The Steppin Stones began as a cover band, the trio has spent the past three yeats exploring their own distinct sound, writing their own music, and touring as much as possible. The sound they’ve accomplished is nostalgic rock, informed by all those years playing classic songs. In between touring and playing private events, they managed to release a self-titled album last year, recorded at Echo Mountain Recording Studios in Asheville, NC.
Official Website: www.joerobinson.com
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