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Telluride Blues & Brews Festival | Robert Finley

Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

Robert Finley

Sunday, 17th at 12:30 pm (Main Stage)

Robert Finley chose the blues when he was just 11 years old. The Bernice, Louisiana native needed new shoes and his father sent to town with money to get a new pair. He returned home wearing his old shoes, but the proud owner of a guitar. Inspired by his love of the ladies to learn his craft, Robert worked hard at it and succeeded. While in the Army, he led a band that wowed both the troops and European audiences with deep soul and R&B hits of the day. Back home, keeping a band together was harder, so he made his living at carpentry, picking up solo gigs when he could. Today, now legally blind, he no longer has to bang nails for a living but, with the help of the Music Maker Relief Foundation, keeps busy touring and working at what he does best – steamy blues, imaginative lyrics and a show that just won’t quit. He’s all about “making magic happen.” 

“Working with Robert Finley was incredible. He’s the greatest living soul singer as far as I am concerned.” – Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys