Robert Finley of Bernice, Louisiana, has been playing the guitar nearly all his life. At the age of 11, his father gave him some money to get new shoes – but Robert walked to town and bought a guitar instead. He walked home in those old shoes and there was no looking back. He joined the Army at age 17 and was originally sent to Germany as a helicopter technician. When he arrived, however, he discovered the Army band was in need of a guitarist and bandleader. He took over and traveled with the band throughout Europe until he was discharged.
After returning home, Robert tried to continue a career in music but found doors shut to him – he had no contacts and needed to earn a living. He picked up carpentry, a skill he had learned from his father, which was how he supported himself until recently. In December 2017, Robert released his second studio album entitled Goin’ Platinum produced by Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) and released on Easy Eye Sound. (read more:https://musicmaker.org/artists/robert-finley/)
In 2021, Finley announced the album Sharecropper’s Son, to be released May 21, 2021 on Easy Eye Sound. The album is autobiographical in nature, and centers around Finley’s upbringing on a crop share in Louisiana. The album is produced by Dan Auerbach.