Robert Lowery (musician)


Robert Lowery (musician)

Infobox musical artist
Name = Robert Lowery


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Background = solo_singer
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Born = birth date and age|1931|4|8
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Origin = flagicon|USA Shula, Arkansas, USA
Instrument = Guitar
Genre = Delta blues, Country blues
Occupation = Singer, Guitarist
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Years_active = 1950's – Present

Robert Lowery (born April 8, 1931, in Shula, Arkansas) is an American blues singer, and guitarist. As a teenager, he picked up blues tunes from records by Robert Johnson, Lightnin' Hopkins, Blind Boy Fuller, Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup, and others, eventually developing his own distinctive style. After moving to Santa Cruz, California in 1957, he backed up Big Mama Thornton.

Robert finally made his first major concert appearance in 1974, at the legendary San Francisco Blues Festival, and appeared again in '76 & 84. Since then, he's traveled world-wide, and performed at many blues festivals and concerts, including a special appearance of fellow Arkansas native President Bill Clinton's 1994 inauguration. [ [http://www.thefreight.org/2004/july/info_11.html Robert Lowery: West Coast blues power] ] Robert has released many recordings on diverse labels, some of which are currently available.

In the last several years, Lowery's reputation as an authentic Delta blues master has taken him far beyond California. He played the Monterey Jazz Festival in 2006, New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in 2007, Philadelphia Blues Festival, Eureka Springs Festival back in Arkansas, the San Remo Blues Festival in Italy and the Northsea Jazz festival in the Netherlands, among other prestigious gigs. He recorded a television commercial for MCI Inc., singing about how my telephone bill was too high. [ [http://www.folkplanet.com/musicallives/Bob.html Celebrating Senior Musicians of Santa Cruz County, CA] ]

elected discography

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External links

* [http://www.associatedentertainment.com/aec/Music/Blues/Robert-Lowery-&-Virgil-Thrasher Robert Lowery & Virgil Thrasher]


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