|Fredericksburg Songwriters' Showcase||Robin Greenstein|
Robin Greenstein is a singer-songwriter from NYC whose music is a mix of folk, pop, rock, blues, country and jazz. She calls her music "Acousticness." Stong soulful singing and memorable original songs make a lasting impact on her audiences. Her songs have been recorded on Fast Folk and Atlantic Records. She was a finalist at the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival (1989) in Texas, the premier songwriting festival in the country. Robin was also signed to Bob Dylan's publishing company as a writer for two years. She has performed in over 43 states and several countries, including Japan, Mexico, Germany, Switzerland, Holland and Denmark.
For the past 10 years Robin has been performing extensively for college audiences across the U.S. Her first album "Slow Burn" was released initially as an independent in 1989. It was subsequently picked up for release in Europe by Swiss label BRAMBUS Records and received rave reviews. Robin did her first European tour in 1994 and has spent part of every summer since touring Europe, especially Denmark. In 1997 Band Together Records (now defunct) re-released Slow Burn on CD in the USA. Robin's second CD "Acousticness" was released in 2000.
Robin has won music competitions at the Riverbank/Walden Radio Folk Festival and the NJ Folk Festival, and showcased at both the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, the NJ Folk Festival, The Napa Folk Festival and Northeast Regional Folk Alliance Conference. But her favorite gig of recent years was singing the national anthem at Madison Square Garden in NYC for her beloved New York Knicks!
Robin plays both guitar and banjo. Her superb musicianship, powerful songs, strong singing and relaxed performing style win over audiences everywhere. She majored in Music at SUNY-Stony Brook with a concentration in Classical Guitar). Describing her music as "Acousticness", Robin mixes many styles of music - folk, pop, rock, jazz and blues- in an acoustic base. In a show, you might hear a jazz standard, a blues song, or a instrumental banjo dance tune scattered among her original compositions. Her music has the musical sophistication of James Taylor with the lyrical sensitivity of Joni Mitchell, and strong vocals like Linda Ronstadt or blues-influenced like Bonnie Raitt.
Robin also does a concert-lecture entitled "Images of Women," a look at women's lives thru traditional Anglo and Afro-American folk songs, as well as family and children's programs (see "Other Shows"). She is listed in the Southern Conn. Library Council Resource Directory and is also eligible for Meet The Composer grants. She is a performer-clinician for Martin Guitars.
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