Editors note: This year I invited all patrons of the Americana Music Show to submit their thoughts about the best of 2017 in americana. If you are a patron of the show and would like to share your thoughts on the best of americana 2017, email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sue Havlish' Thoughts on the Best Of 2017
"Quite simply, Mark Robinson is the best independent contemporary bluesman I’ve run across in the past decade that I’ve been closely watching the scene. His vocal skills are underrated, perfectly servicing the need of the song whether it’s one of his well-written originals or inspired cover tunes. It’s Robinson’s fretwork that shines, however, the guitarist always expanding his musical palette to incorporate new influences and styles while never losing his focus as a skilled blues instrumentalist. Robinson reminds me a lot of both Roy Buchanan and Danny Gatton not only with his unique guitar tone but also in his ability to synthesize varying styles in creating an entirely original sound of his own. If you dig blues-rock guitar, you’re gonna love Mark Robinson’s Live at The 5 Spot. Grade: A" --That Devil Music
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