Hard Luck Cafe - Steve Robinson / John John Brown
Hard Luck Café is a long running - monthly premiere series for music. I am proud to share the stage with a great singer/songwriter John John Brown for an evening of song swaps. Starts with an open mic at 7:30. Price - 10$ for members / 15$ for non-member
Steve Robinson is a native Long Islander whose engaging songs are informed by his varied life experiences — as a carpenter, high school English teacher, commercial fisherman, truck driver, landscape crew foreman, air traffic controller, union rep, computer programmer, and more — combined with his life-long love of music and performing. A self-taught guitarist, he has developed his own unique finger style which combines driving rhythms with tasteful licks and smooth slide work. His music is firmly rooted in the blues, and breathes fresh life into tunes influenced by acoustic Americana, old-time jazz, soul, rock, pop, and country. Robinson represented Long Island at the prestigious 2008 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN as a winner in the 2007 Long Island Blues Challenge. ”Steve Robinson is one guy with talent to burn,” writes Ann Marie Harrington in Take Country Back magazine. “He possesses a pleasant, laid back and expressively soulful voice, he’s a gifted musician who plays with diversity and passion, and has a talent for well-written lyrics and an ear for a great melody.