Label: Big Legal Mess Records - BLM0534 • Format: CD Album • Country: US • Genre: Blues •
At 63, the north Louisiana blues and soul musician has already lived a lifetime. He served as a Come On - Robert Finley - Age Dont Mean A Thing serviceman in the Army in the '70s and worked as a carpenter for decades until he started to lose his sight a few years ago.
Unable to continue working, Finley fell back on his dream: singing and playing guitar. I guess this was a childhood dream, but it was something I really never stepped out on. And then, after I lost my sight, partially — I got to where I couldn't read the tape measure or build a square building — I just reached back and grabbed a guitar, which I'd been playing all along, playing at local places here in Monroe.
But now I'm heading around the map with it so that's the good news. We Until Tomorrow - Zara McFarlane - Until Tomorrow,year-old boys. I was going to buy a pair of shoes, that was gonna be my first time to actually pick out my own shoes.
And we was like, 'Man, I could buy this guitar. Just get the guitar. I'll pay the taxes, 'cause you don't Exploding Fist / International Karate - Various - Back In Time Live!
(DVD) know what that is. My dad was going to buy me one for Christmas, but I didn't know it, and my dad was real religious and he caught me playing the blues on my friend's guitar and that kind of canceled that for that Christmas. He didn't allow us to play the blues on the radio in his house, more or less than somebody doing it live.
And everybody, you know, kinda start discussing their problems and the things they're going through, and you kinda take this guy's problem and that guy's problem and put it together and make one big problem.
It's easy to relate to it. My thing is, I try not to sing the depressing blues. I try to sing some blues that'll make a person hold their head up rather than dropping it down, because I feel like a person has enough problems already. But, I went to a blind school and they trained you how to use what sight you got left. And I don't have to see it because I, years Come On - Robert Finley - Age Dont Mean A Thing , I practiced to play behind my head and behind my back.
We were always trying to see how many different positions we could play the guitar in. That's something that I do every now and then. I may just do a little at the end of a show or something. You don't really have to see it, there's an energy that comes from [the crowd. The bright lights pretty much take what little vision I have of it. Robert Finleysinger and guitarist. The Music Maker Relief Foundation tweets musicmakerblues. Skip to main content. Close close Donate.
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