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.”