Robert Finley

Saturday 20 April 2019

The story of Louisiana-born singer Robert Finley reads like an adventure novel for adults: he was discovered as an artist at an age when most people are thinking about their pension. And in a spectacular way. Finley started to write songs at the age of ten, joined the Army in his teens and toured as the leader of the Army band. Back in the States, he became a carpenter. He had to retire when he lost most of his eyesight and was discovered while busking in the street. When The Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach saw a clip of his performance, he signed Finley to his record label. The result was 2017’s album Goin’ Platinum!, on which the self-taught musician showcases his raw blues rock with a splash of soul and a dash of gospel.