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"I thought I was back in the Mississippi Delta"--fan @ a recent concert
"She plays a mean slide with a sweet spirit."--fan @ a recent concert
Robin O'Herin is a touring blues and gospel musician, specializing in historically rich, often interactive concerts that include original and traditional American music, for schools, libraries and small listening rooms. Her concerts are warm, affirming experiences she shares with the audience. Let her take you on a journey of musical exploration through the Delta and Piedmont regions of the South. Song selections may include Robert Johnson, Blind Willie Johnson and Robin's own original blues and fingerstyle ballads.
Robin was a finalist in the 2006 Memphis Blues Challenge. She played in the Tropea Blues Festival in Trope Italy in September '06. She was the headlining act in the Resophonic Blues Festival in Pilzen, CZ. in '05. She opened for the Doobie Brothers in Pittsfield, MA. and for Vance Gilbert and Michael Powers in Sept 04. Her arrangement of "Old Country Rock" and her original "Everhopeful" were used in the soundtrack for the PBS "2005 Roadtrip Nations" Series (episode 4). She was a Telluride Blues Finalist in 2009.
Robin has shared the stage with Paul Geremia, Andy Cohen and Roy Bookbinder. She is currently working on a new gospel CD and then hopes to jump right into a new blues and original CD. She teaches beginning delta and piedmont blues guitar and songwriting and partners with raisingtheblues.org and guitarsintheclassroom.org to bring the power of music into the classroom and hospitals to reach children and teachers in new and innovative ways.
2013 Finalist in the Boston Blues Challenge
2013 The Driving Song played on NPR's Car Talk
2013 Guitar Jam V: Anniversary The Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield, MA
2013 ACMA Listening Room, Fort Meyers, FL
2013 Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs, NY
2012 Tap & Blues with Stefanie Weber
2012 RockOn! Band Camp Songwriting Instructor
2012 Caffe Lena Blues Festival
2012 Partnered with Music In Common
2011-2013 Spartan Launch After-school Program—Beginning blues guitar & songwriting.
2011 Guitar Jam III: Ladies Night Out @ The Colonial Theater, Pittsfield,
2011- Present Partnered with Guitarsintheclassroom.org
2010-Present Partnered with RaisingtheBlues.org
2011 Old Songs Sampler Concert, Altamont, NY
2010 FODFest @ The Colonial Theater, Pittsfield, MA
2010 WCUW Front Room Concert Series
2009 Telluride Acoustic Blues Challenge Finalist
2008 The Guthrie Center
2007 Taunton River Folk Festival
2007 Plymouth Blues and Folk Festival
2007 Black Potatoe Festival, NJ
2007 Opened for Paul Geremia
2007 Opened for Davis Coen, Bridgeport, CT
2006 Opened for Roy Bookbinder, Little Rock, AR
2006 Tropea Blues Festival in Tropea, Italy
2006 Memphis Blues Challenge finalist
2005 Licensed two songs to PBS for the soundtrack of the 2005 Roadtrip Nation DVD series (episodes 4 & 5)
2005 Headline act for the WRA’s “Resophonic Blues Festival” in the Czech Republic
2004 Opened for the Doobie Brothers, Pittsfield, MA
2003 and 2005 Boston Blues Challenge Finalist
2003-Present Taught songwriting at RockOn Band Camp, Pittsfield, MA