Performing a high-explosive brew of his mighty Texas-style, guitar-driven blues with a shot of zydeco, soul/blues and a little funk, Sherman Robertson ist the legitimate successor of the late great Albert Collins. And Sherman loves to rock! He was born in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana and grew-up Houston, Texas. During the 1960s when he was a young musician, he already worked with superstars Bobby 'Blue' Bland and Junior Parker. Later, he founded his own Crosstown Blues Band and made his first recordings for the Lunar #2 label in Texas. For the next five years he played guitar in the band of zydeco legend Clifton Chenier. When Paul Simon was in need of a guitar player for his multi-million selling 'Graceland' album, Sherman was on the shortlist - and he got the job. This brought him to the attention of record producer Mike Vernon who produced Sherman's 1993 'I'm The Man' album for Atlantic, followed by 'Here And Now'. In 1998 Sherman recorded his last studio album to date, 'Going Back Home' for the small Audioquest label - and for a couple of years almost diappeared from the international touring scene. Movinmusic agency from the UK, associated with BluesMove, a powerful, well-rehearsed and grooving combo, brought Sherman back to Europe on a regular basis. In the spring of 2005 their common, fulminant peformance at the Kwadendamme Blues Festival in The Netherlands was professionally recorded. 'Guitar Man' ain't no comeback album in a narrower sense. This phenomenal live set is providing evidence for the relumed fire in the playing and singing of bluesman Sherman Robertson. Not since the 1980s and the terrific comeback of Albert Collins, and Robert Cray's cometlike rise, the bluesworld has experienced anything comparable. Sherman Robertson is a persuasive vocalist and stunning guitar player. He performs the blues with passion and conviction. We are proud to welcome Sherman Robertson & BluesMove on CrossCut! 'Should there ever be a guitar hero to step into Buddy Guy's shoes then Sherman Robertson could be the very man.' - Dave Peabody, fRoots magazin (Great Britain). SHERMAN ROBERTSON - guitar/vocals, JULIAN GRUDGINGS - keyboards, JOHN MOLONEY - bass, MIKE HELLIER - drums.
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