Bushy's Big Wheel Blues Festival

Sherman Robertson and Blues Move

Sherman Robertson is one of the biggest names on the blues circuit in Europe and at home in the USA.  He was born in Beaux Bridge, Louisiana and raised in Houston, Texas.  He quickly earned a local reputation as an excellent guitarist.  While still in high school Robertson was recruited by his music teacher, Conrad Johnson, to play in his popular group, Connie's Combo (an otherwise adult band).  As a teenager in the late 1960's, he spent six weeks on the road as lead guitarist with blues superstar Bobby "Blue" Bland and also backed Junior Parker.  That experience gave Sherman the incentive to form his own band, Sherman Robertson and the Crosstown Blues Band with whom he recorded two albums on the Lunar II label.

During the 1970's, Robertson was content playing weekends while raising a family and holding down a "regular" job until Clifton Chenier, "the King of Zydeco," asked him to do some dates with his band.  Those few dates turned into 5 years, as Robertson toured Europe and U.S. with Chenier.  He then joined Terrance Simien's hot, then young zydeco band, briefly playing with Rockin' Dopsie, Johnny Clyde Copeland and several other well-known artists.

The word on Robertson's talent began to spread.  The legendary Paul Simon needed a guitar player to add some sounds to his Graceland album and he chose Robertson.  Soon afterwards, legendary British producer Mike Vernon (John Mayall's Bluesbreakers with Eric Clapton, Freddie King, Fleetwood Mac, David Bowie) signed Robertson to Atlantic Records.  Robertson's first solo recording, “I'm The Man” (Atlantic1994), was nominated for a W.C. Handy Award.  His second record on the Atlantic label, “Here And Now,” was released in 1996 to more critical acclaim and, in 1998, he released “Going Back Home” featuring members of Little Feet.

Since 2005 Sherman has been touring with Blues Move and his long awaited CD "Guitar Man - Live" was released in 2006.



Some Press Comments about Sherman Robertson

 “Sherman Robertson and Blues Move is a mighty powerful combination.’ - Blues Matters!

"Sherman Robertson deserves to have his name added to the short list of the finest musicians who play electric blues." - Living Blues

"Some of the best Texas soul-blues anyone could hope for.  Potent singing and sizzling guitar Sherman Robertson is one of the most important artist in blues." - Blues Revue

"Not since the days of the late Albert Collins and the rise of Robert Cray has such a convincing talent lent itself to the blues genre with such passion and conviction." - Pete Feenstra