Robin Greenstein

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Robin Greenstein

Robin is a singer-songwriter from NYC whose music is a mix of folk, pop, rock, blues, country and jazz. She calls her music "Acousticness." Imagine a female James Taylor; strong finger-picking, soulful, rootsy songs with sophisticated pop influences. Stong soulful singing and memorable original songs make a lasting impact on her audiences. Her songs have been recorded on Fast Folk and Atlantic Records. She was picked for a finalist spot at the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival Songwriting competition (1989) in Texas on her very first application. Robin was also signed to Bob Dylan's publishing company as a writer for two years. She has performed in over 43 states and several countries including China, Japan, Mexico, Germany, Switzerland, Holland and Denmark. For the past 20 years Robin has been performing extensively for college audiences across the U.S. in addition to playing at various folk venues. Her first album "SLOW BURN" was released initially as an independent in 1989. It was subsequently picked up for release in Europe by Swiss label BRAMBUS Records and received rave reviews. Robin did her first European tour in 1994 and has part of every summer for the rest of that decade touring Europe, especially Denmark. She had a CD "Slow Burn" released on Brambus Records in Europe. In 1997 Band Together Records re-released SLOW BURN on CD in the USA. Robin's second CD "Acousticness" was released in 2000. Her third CD "Images of Women", is the first in a series of volumes which explore folk and blues songs about women, as an adjunct to her concert-lecture of the same name (see below) Robin has won music competitions at the Riverbank/Walden Radio Folk Festival and the NJ Folk Festival, and showcased at both the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, the NJ Folk Festival, The Napa Folk Festival and Northeast Regional Folk Alliance Conference. But her favorite gig of recent years was singing the national anthem at Madison Square Garden in NYC for her beloved New York Knicks! Robin plays both guitar and banjo. Her superb musicianship, powerful songs, strong singing and relaxed performing style win over audiences everywhere. She majored in Music at SUNY-Stony Brook with a concentration in Classical Guitar). Describing her music as "Acousticness", Robin mixes many styles of music - folk, pop, rock, jazz and blues- in an acoustic base. In a show, you might hear a jazz standard, a blues song, or a instrumental banjo dance tune scattered among her original compositions. Her music has the musical sophistication of James Taylor with the lyrical sensitivity of Joni Mitchell, and strong vocals like Linda Ronstadt or blues-influenced like Bonnie Raitt. Robin does a concert-lecture entitled "Images of Women," a look at women's lives thru traditional Anglo and Afro-American folk songs, as well as family and children's programs (see "Other Shows"). She is eligible for Meet The Composer grants as well as BOCES. She was a performer-clinician for Martin Guitars and teaches privately in the New York City area when she's not on the road (lessons in guitar, banjo, uke and voice).

Acousticness
Song
New Kick Now Favorite License Buy
Acousticness Favorite License Buy
I'll Be There Favorite License Buy
Tomorrow's A Brand New Day Favorite License Buy
Did Ya Know Favorite License Buy
Cry For the Lonely Favorite License Buy
You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go Favorite License Buy
Let Go Favorite License Buy
West Coast Swing Favorite License Buy
The Boys From Fargo Favorite License Buy
Can't Lose Witn You Favorite License Buy
Sacred Song Favorite License Buy


Songs Of The Season
Song
Winter Wonderland:Deck The Halls Favorite License Buy
Jingle Bells Favorite License Buy
Chanukah Medley (Chanukah Chag Yafeh Kol Kach:S'vivon:I Favorite License Buy
Hanuka (Ladino) Favorite License Buy
Celebrate Hanukkah Favorite License Buy
Ocho Kandelikas Favorite License Buy
Alegria Favorite License Buy
Silent Night Favorite License Buy
Feliz Navidad Favorite License Buy
Mele Kalikimaka Favorite License Buy
Odun De Favorite License Buy
Habari Gani Favorite License Buy
Go Tell It On The Mountain Favorite License Buy
Here We Come A-Wassailing Favorite License Buy
We Wish You A Merry Christmas Favorite License Buy


Images of Women, Vol. 2
Song
Sweet Betsy From PIke Favorite License Buy
Father Grumble Favorite License Buy
Born In the Country Favorite License Buy
The Whore's Lament Favorite License Buy
The Cruel War Favorite License Buy
Union Maid Favorite License Buy
Come All You Fair and Tender Ladies Favorite License Buy
I'm Gonna Be An Engineer Favorite License Buy
Frankie and Johnny Favorite License Buy
The Two Sisters Favorite License Buy
When I Was In My Prime Favorite License Buy
I Never Will Marry Favorite License Buy
Bold William Taylor Favorite License Buy
Good Thing He Can't Read My Mind Favorite License Buy