Press Play At Home: Robert Finley Performs A Bluesy Version Of "Country Boy" With Dan Auerbach
Do the delineations between country, blues, R&B and soul really matter? They don’t seem to with Robert Finley. By letting his mesmerizing voice just fly and telling a terrific story in doing so, the singer/songwriter defies neat categories: This is Black American music that just feels good.
In the latest episode of Press Play At Home, Robert Finley performs his bluesy, soulful song "Country Boy" at Dan Auerbach's Easy Eye Studios in Nashville, where he recorded his autobiographical new album Sharecropper’s Son. He's joined by R&B studio veterans Eric Deaton on bass and Kenny Brown on drums.
The presence of Auerbach on slide guitar (he also produced the album) shows how the torch is being passed between generations. This rootsy jam won’t just take a weight off your shoulders; it’ll fill you in on where Finley came from and where he’s going.
Watch Finley’s performance of "Country Boy" above and watch more episodes of Press Play At Home here.