North Louisiana Blues Man Gets Late Career Resurgence
North Louisiana's Robert Finley is finally getting some well deserved attention. I don't want to say that "Guitar Slim" that has been forgotten or ignored...but his talents definitely have not gotten the attention they deserve. But, in recent years, Finley's luck has changed.
Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys is now producing his albums and taking him on tour. Guitar Slim is being featured on nationally syndicated TV show "America's Got Talent". He's finally gaining the audience a man of his talents deserve.
But, maybe the coolest thing about Guitar Slim is that he hasn't forgotten where he's from. Despite his recent pairing with Auerbach and national attention, Finley is still playing local venues.
In fact, Guitar Slim will be playing at Enoch's Irish Pub & Cafe this weekend! Here's what Enoch's posted about this weekend's event:
North LA’s own Guitar Slim returns to his original gig venue for a very special show! You’ll see Mr. Robert on NBC’s America’s Got Talent in the coming weeks (Tues nites, don’t miss it!) so come wish him some Enocher’s Luck, buy his merch and get an autograph while you can! He’s back to recording with none other than Dan Auerbach in July, touring the world and who knows what else?! We love him and are honored to have him still think of us as home. Don’t miss this Friday June 21 show!!
Its awesome to see one of our own do well. If you're free Friday night, you should make the short drive to Monroe and see an amazing local blues man.