Monday, September 17, 2018
Introducing Robert R. Thurman, artist, musician, poet and purveyor of acoustic blues
Robert R.Thurman was born January 5, 1965 in a small rural town in south east Tennessee. He was 12 years old when he first heard Jimi Hendrix, an event which inspired him to become a vocalist and performer, rather than immediately inspiring him to play guitar. At age 14, Robert started his first band, and the following years were spent performing in a succession of rock bands as a vocalist. Then at age 21, he heard the album "Surfing with the Alien" by Joe Satriani and the madness began. He learned the basics first, chord progressions, scales, and etc. and then honed his shredding abilities by utilizing every spare moment for practice.
A sudden health crisis changed the direction of Robert's life and music forever, leaving him primarily housebound and captive within his own home for three years. Instead of focusing on the things he couldn't do, he concentrated on the things that had always been his passion and refuge, and one of those things was music. This time of trial ultimately steered Randy's music towards the blues; one man with one guitar on a journey.
Marty's review: Robert R.Thurman has released music in several different genres, one of them being a collection of acoustic blues numbers including "John the Revelator", "Crossroads", "Hellhound On My Trail" and "Blues This Morning". Take some time out and have a listen to his output, you will certainly like what you hear.