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Robin OHerin Acoustic Blues and Gospel

Rank #1 US Lee, MA Blues

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Sounds Like: Bonnie Raitt, Dan Stevens Acoustic Guitar Fan Page, Keb' Mo', Rory Block, Robert Johnson

Bio: "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 ... See Full Bio

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““Your music is really beautiful. Full of spirit and joy.””
—  fan, Poland
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  • Thu

    Sep 4

    Lee, MA, US | 2:00pm
    Lee Farmer's Market
    Lee, MA, US
    Thu Sep 04 2:00pm


    Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 Lee Farmer's Market 2-6 pm tips appreciated Town Square Park, Lee MA

  • Thu

    Sep 11

    West Stockbridge, MA, US | 3:00pm
    West Stockbridge Farmer's...
    West Stockbridge, MA, US
    Thu Sep 11 3:00pm


    Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 West Stockbridge Farmer's Market 3-6 pm Downtown West Stockbridge, MA http://www.weststockbridgefarmersmarket.org

  • Sat

    Sep 13

    Hartford, CT, US | 12:00pm
    LEVAS Gospel Festival
    Hartford, CT, US
    Sat Sep 13 12:00pm


    Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 LEVAS Gospel Festival 12-5 pm Free! more details to come! Bushnell Park Pavillion Hartford, CT.

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    Sep 13

    Arlington, MA, US | 7:15pm

    Arlington, MA, US
    Sat Sep 13 7:15pm


    Over the years Jon Shain has developed and refined his own contemporary version of the Piedmont Blues, a bouncy, energetic style that developed in Shain’s adopted hometown of Durham, NC and elsewhere around the region. On Ordinary Cats, his eighth solo album, Shain doesn’t abandon that sensibility completely, but he does plug it in and crank it up. “I knew I would be playing some electric guitar on this record,” he says. “I haven’t put a lot of electric guitar on my albums. I’ve played it on other people’s albums more than my own.” The result is a modern revisiting of the roots-rock (what some now call Americana) sound associated with Stephen Stills and Neil Young, at times. But there is still a generous amount of fingerpicked acoustic guitar from Shain, a former International Blues Challenge finalist in the solo/duo category. Shain’s longtime musical collaborator, FJ Ventre, co-produced and engineered Ordinary Cats, as well as playing bass and providing backing vocals. Other major contributors to the album include Chris Stamey of the dB’s, who mixed the album, and Greg Humphreys on harmony vocals, currently making a name for himself as a solo artist after years fronting the NC bands Hobex and Dillon Fence. Pete Connolly, of the NC indie band Birds and Arrows, contributed drums to several tracks as well. Jon grew up in Haverhill, Massachusetts, a Merrimack River mill-town that had already seen its better days by the time he was a child in the 1970s. His family’s business was a small textile dyeing company, and he worked in the factory during the summers throughout his teens. At the same time, Shain began to discover his love of American roots music and songwriting, specifically drawn to the narratives about regular people and themes of social justice. Shain headed south to North Carolina in 1986, to study American History at Duke University and to continue his musical journey, as well. In addition to studying with jazz professor Paul Jeffrey, he also had the good fortune to learn the piedmont blues tradition firsthand by playing in Big Boy Henry’s backing band. It was at this time that Shain also got to meet and play with John Dee Holeman and a number of the great older NC blues players. Shain's classes in school were heavily concentrated in southern history, English, and world religions. That mixture of the academic environment and the real-world blues music is what has most informed his musical direction. Shain cut his touring teeth from 1989-1998 founding the Chapel Hill, NC folk-rock group, Flyin' Mice and their spin-off group, WAKE. The band performed with acts such as David Grisman, Tony Rice Unit, Hot Tuna, and the Dixie Dregs, released four CDs, and played clubs, schools, and festivals up and down the East Coast, building a legion of fans. After his band's breakup, Shain went solo, returning to his roots in the folk and blues circuit. He has released six studio albums, working with studio luminaries such as Dave Mattacks, Tom Dube, and Chris Stamey, along the way. In addition to festival slots and headlining club dates, the last few years has seen Shain playing esteemed listening rooms such as The Living Room and Caffe Lena and opening sold out theatre shows for John Hiatt, Keb’ Mo’, Little Feat, and others. When Shain is not recording or performing, he stays busy giving private instruction in Piedmont blues fingerstyle guitar, and teaching group workshops in songwriting and blues guitar. Jon will be joined on this show by Ecki Heins on fiddle and mandolin. Berkshire native and Coffeehouse favorite Robin O'Herin opens the show with her soulful blues.

  • Fri

    Sep 19

    Lee, MA, US | 6:00pm
    Founder's Weekend
    Lee, MA, US
    Fri Sep 19 6:00pm


    Sept. 19, 2014 Lee Founder's Weekend Robin O'Herin Blues 6-8 pm (exact location TBA) Main St., Lee MA

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  • JGoth (Artist) JGoth
    Nice tunes! If ya get a chance check mine out, love any input
  • Poloh CO (Artist) Poloh CO
  • Al J Heid (Artist) Al J Heid
    Stopped By to Hear Those Walkin Blues,and More Love IT
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  • Sonny Boy Baker (Artist) Sonny Boy Baker
    Fantastic vocals and guitar playing Robin. Enjoyed your music.
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    Awesome music.... stopping thru to show some LUV to the movement.... HIT my FOLLOW button on my pg.... I'LL do the same for you www.twitter.com/mr_slic 1LUV ~SLIC~
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Q: Hey Robin i've been a fan for quite some time since ourstage....anyway was wondering if the late great John Fahey is an influence on you ? i sortyou def nail the Piedmont sound on "Old Country Rock"
A: Firstly, I'd like to thank you for being such a long-time fan--that is awesome! And yes, John Fahey has been a huge influence for me, as well as Leo Kottke and John Renbourne. Glad you liked "old Country Rock," please let me know what you think of "Banks of the River,"--my take on a Rev. Gary Davis tune. Thanks for the question! Warmly, Robin

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