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Aurora, IL 60505

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The Venue is excited to present Australian guitarist Joe Robinson!

For more information about The Venue, please visit our website.

Doors open at 7PM. Opening act at 8PM. Headliner at 9:30PM.

Advance tickets are: $25 Reserved Table seating ($30 at the door)
$20 Cocktail Seating ($25 at the door)
$15 General Admission ($20 at the door)

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Twenty-six-year-old Australian Joe Robinson is a world-class virtuoso guitarist and singer/songwriter with a unique musical sensibility, injecting a unique fusion of rock, blues, R&B and jazz into a fresh sound that is entirely his own. Displaying his virtuosity on electric as well as acoustic guitar, Robinson was voted “Best New Talent” in the Guitar Player Readers’ Poll and landed a coveted spot as one of Australian Guitar Magazine’s Top 50 Best Guitarists!

Check out his amazing fingerstyle here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zXwp9xH8SU

Robinson’s talents were further recognized by Guitar Player magazine as part of a cover story entitled “Youthquake 2017: Ten Mind-Blowing Young Guitarists.” In the article, Guitar Player observes Robinson is “equally mind-blowing as an acoustic fingerpicker and electric soloist…his YouTube videos display an astounding combination of taste, speed, cagey phrasing, and a clear, articulate, and sparking tone.”

Robinson started playing guitar at age nine and when he quickly outpaced his guitar instructor, began educating himself via the internet. At age 11 he was a touring guitarist and at just 13 years old, he won the Australian National Songwriting Competition. Within a couple of years he was touring regularly and sharing stages with artists such as Tommy and Phil Emmanuel, both of whom served as mentors. When a 16-year-old Robinson burned through a Chet-inflected medley of “Day Tripper” and “Lady Madonna” in 2008 at the opening round of the nationally broadcast Australia’s Got Talent television series competition, the entire house—including the judges—gave him a standing ovation. He went on to win $250k with his take on Tommy Emmanuel’s arrangement of “Classical Gas.”

https://www.joerobinson.com

ALSO FEATURING

Deciding that the well-worn paths that other musicians adhere to were not the proper routes for his own creativity, Chicago native Jim Green creates relaxing and reflective to exciting and percussively driven solo finger-style acoustic guitar instrumentals in a fresh and compelling way. Influenced by many different genres such as Rock, Folk, New Age and World, he utilizes unusual guitar tunings while incorporating percussive rhythms, harmonics, and finger-tapping with a piano-like approach that is both musically and visually stimulating.

Green’s driving perfectionism to his music has brought him from an unknown street musician to gaining the attention of the Editors at Billboard Magazine who named him "One of the best independent artists in the Midwest" and winning the 2004 Guitar Idol Championship. He has opened shows for popular artists such as Ann Wilson (Heart), Pat Benatar, Poi Dog Pondering, Johnny Rivers, Muriel Anderson and Dire Straits Legacy to name a few. His latest and seventh recording True North, has received rave reviews and airplay on over 180 radio stations across the US and Canada including NPR’s Echoes program.

Although Jim Green and has gained much interest for his unusual percussive playing style, he considers himself a songwriter first, a guitarist second. “My songs are the musical result of self-discovery and the sonic exploration of the guitar. The techniques are not meant to be seen as tricks but instead, to be heard as an expression of emotional tone. In the end, it’s the about a feeling, a story, a lesson… it’s about the song.”

http://www.jimgreenmusic.com/

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