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I hope you are all keeping warm. Today is the first day of Meteorological
Spring! And a giant storm is coming tomorrow. Probably won't hit
Western MA as hard as those to the south of the Berkshires...
I have some sweet gigs coming up--some wonderful Tap and Blues
gigs with Stefanie Weber--thank you to the MA Cultural Councils
for making these possible, a wonderful Eastern MA gig with my friend
and mentor Andy Cohen, and good things in the works down the road,
including a special event in Worcester and a Tap & Blues workshop
and performance at Dewey Hall! Oh, and don't forget the last Spectrum
Op[en mic featuring Tom Gardner.
Come on out and beat those winter blues!
hope to see you soon.
1-4-14 Happy New Year!
Stefanie Weber and I did a wonderful tap and blues performance
last summer at Bascom Lodge. My friends Christa Jan Ryan and her
husband Bob, videotaped it. We then went into the studio and did
an interview. I believe that these stations also stream their shows
online. I was really tired the day of the interview, but Stef was
awesome! The interview and performance are going to be airing on
the following dates:
NBCTC in Northern Berkshire Sunday at noon
PCTV in Pittsfield Saturday at 130pm
CTSB in South County Monday at 9pm, WEdnesday 2:30pm
Saturday at 10am
For February: Willienet in Northern Berkshires
Sundays at 2pm, Mondays 8am, Thursday 1pm, Fridays 8pm
Also, I have been very busy this week updating my website! I have
updated the home page, the workshops page, and a page for pictures
from 2013. Here are links:
2013 was an amazing year. On a personal note, my daughter got married!!!
and they are expecting their first child!! I am so excited. On
a professional note (no pun intended), I played a number of
house concerts, toured to Florida and back, and taught instrument
building, slide guitar, chorus, and singing in both after-school
programs and private lessons. I am looking forward to continue
traveling further afield as I also continue teaching and sharing...keeping
the blues alive.
Happy New Year!
10-30-13 Boston Blues Challenge Finalist!!!
So much good stuff coming up! This weekend, a Raising the
Blues concert for kids at the Barbara Bush children's hospital
in Portland, Maine and Saturday a house concert in Bridgton Maine
at Noble House. Hopefully, the first of many Maine gigs...
I am so excited to be a finalist in the Boston Blues Challenge
this year. If you are in the area come out to support the blues! If I win it
will be the international blues challenge in Memphis in February!!!!!! Nov.
10 at the South Shore Music Hall in Quincy MA. Uke building is going really
well, as is my chorus class.
And I am looking for a few more guitar students...what a great
gift to give someone...a series of lessons!
I am also looking forward to doing a tap and blues workshop with
Stefanie Weber, as well as a concert out in Peabody MA. Haven't
been out that way in a while.
And of course, the Spectrum Open Mic. If you are a musician and
would like a featured spot, please email me!
There is so much to be thankful for. I am thankful for family
and friends and music. Winter is in the air...Enjoy the crisp fall weather
while you can, and I hope to see you at a gig soon!
Well, we didn't quite blow the roof off the joint last night,
but Guitar Jam V was another near-indescribable evening of fabulous
local musicians. We will have a video of the show up on Berkshire
Eagle.com in a day or two, (there's already a clip of the fabulous
Robin O'Herin on slide guitar). Two things that always warm the
cockles o' me heart. several people came up to me last night to
find out how to get schedules for the artists upcoming shows and
the two-song finale was exceptional. I don't use terms like mind-blowing,
because it's overdone but I'll say this: Those in attedance would
not have heard a better show anywhere else in the U.S., unless
the Rolling Stones were onstage last night. It was that good. -Derek
Gentile, Berkshire Eagle
News Gigs and Happy Easter...
Happy Passover and Happy Easter!!! Hope your spring is full of
The whirlwind tour to Florida and back was wonderful. I traveled
over 3,110 miles in 12 days, played 11 gigs and had a wonderful
time. It was such a variety--bar gigs, listening rooms, slide guitar
workshops, brunch and blues, and a RaisingThe Blues concert for
a children's hospital. It was so great to reconnect with old friends,
and to make new ones. Thank you to everyone who generously put
me up and helped make my trip so much more fun.
Response and feedback was really positive. Here are some links
to a couple of the live performances.
It was especially fun to do a couple of duets with Ray Cerbone.
See it here:
It was inspiring and I am looking forward to doing more touring
this year. Hopefully in a venue near you!
I am working on booking and also a couple of artist residencies...I'll
keep you posted.
April has a couple of tap and bleus workshops coming up--one at
Berkshire Community College, and the other TBA.
I'm also looking for gutiar students--it's never too late!!!
Also, don't forget the Spectrum Playhouse Open Mic on April 20.
Hope you can make it!
2013 is shaping up to be a very exciting year! So much to say,
so little time!
Caffe Lena was amazing--it was so much fun to open for Brother
Sun--they were awesome and it was a lot of fun. You can watch a
video of one of my original songs performed at Caffe Lena here: http://youtu.be/Wn7d16nKmB0
I have been enjoying playing with harp player Andy Taylor. We
rocked Gypsy Joynt last weekend!
Andy & I are entered in the Hard Rock Cafe Contest.It
1. You like their facebook page
2. Download my original blues tune, "Find Somebody Else's
Heart to Break."
Each download is a vote--one per person.
It is such a win-win situation--you vote by
getting a free music download!
And I will be eternally grateful!
Here is the Link: http://www.reverbnation.com/contests/1466/artist/4089
I will be touring to Florida and back at the end of March--it
is shaping up to be a great little tour. And meanwhile there are
some sweet gigs coming up in February.
I haven't been back to Perks and Corks in a couple of years--it
is going to be FUN! And I am so looking forward to open for Sally
Barrett at St. John's Coffeehouse.
If you haven't beewn to a blues and tap workshop with me and Stefanie
Weber, you don't know what you are missing! But now is your chance
to check it out...Feb. 17.
Also, it is going to be great to see my friends at Rumpy's Tavern...it's
been a while!
And finally, if you didn't get to read the Berkshire Eagle article,
click here: http://www.berkshireeagle.com/ci_22446597/n-robin-oherin-found-her-calling-singing-blues?IADID=Search-www.berkshireeagle.com-www.berkshireeagle.com
Stay warm, andI hope to see you at a gig soon.
Blessings to you,
The Caffe Lena was Awesome. Posted some videos on youtube and
one on my homepage here.
There was a wonderful article in the Berkshire Eagle today! check
it out on the Reviews page or click here:
2013! Happy New Year, Upcoming Gigs & more...
I can't believe it is 2013! I am doing much better, but
the last quarter of 2012 definitely put a damper on booking. I
hope to catch up quickly and play out more than ever.
I am so excited to be opening for Brother Sun at the Caffe Lena!!!
This will be my third time there...I LOVE that venue! It
will be a great show if you can make it out!
I am also really looking forward to going back to the New Lebanon
Library for some smokin' blues with Andy Taylor on harp!
And of course, I am looking forward to playing at one of my favorite
Berkshire venues, The Gypsy Joynt in Great Barrington!
Still working on a short tour to Florida at the end of March,
if you know of any venues or want to have a house concert please
let me know!
I am also hoping to finally finish a CD this winter--it has been
one interruption after another--
(major life events), but things are currently relatively quiet
and I am hoping the new CD will be done this winter.
In addition to learning ukelele, I have started playing bass in
my church band. Really fun!!
Oh! I almost forgot!! I have an android app you can download! http://www.reverbnation.com/mobile-app/2862/robinoherin
And I actually have a couple of items in my reverb store (see
I am enjoying still teaching students through raisingtheblues.org
and at the Monument Mountain High School Spartan Launch Program.
I also hope to work with Music In Common again at Monument this
spring. That is such a great program!
And, I am taking new private students for guitar, songwriting
and singing. If you have a new year's resolution to learn guitar,
let me know!
I will post new gigs as I book them. Happy New Year, and I hope
to see you at a gig soon.
November--So Much to be Thankful For!!
I have been resting and getting better--I am almost back to full
speed ahead. I certainly have a lot to be thankful for. And I am
really thanksful for all of my faithful fans. Thanks so much for
listening and all the love and encouragement! You Rock.
I want to thank everyone who came out to the Cummington concert.
It was a lot of fun, and a very special time.
Some fun and important shows coming up.The Black Moon is closing
at the end of the month, so I am grateful to get to play one last
It has been so much fun to work with Stefanie Weber. We are taking
our tap and blues workshop on the road this month, hitting North
Adams, Williamstown and Great Barrington, before she leaves for
Kenya. Find out more about her project and maybe make a donation
Plus, I will be doing lots of holiday songs at all of my December
I am having a lot of fun learning ukelele and will be taking it
on the road this month.
Have a wonderful and blessed thanksgiving. We have so much to
be thankful for.
Hope to see you at a gig soon.