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About Robin

Robin Henkel performs blues with an intensity rarely seen in Southern California.  Drawing from the styles of Robert Johnson, Fred McDowell and Elmore James, Robin has moulded his own intense and entertaining personal style. Robin’s performances often include stories and anecdotes regarding the history of the blues and  the unique vintage instruments he performs with. He is a four time recipient of "Best Blues" at the San Diego Music Awards.  


Robin has opened shows for: 

BB King, Dizzy Gillespie, Bonnie Raitt, Dr. John, Jr. Wells, Jr. Walker, Roy Rogers, Arlo Guthrie, Hot Tuna, John McLaughlin, Todd Rundgren, Nichollette Larson, Warren Zevon, Steve Stills, Dave Mason, Harvey Mandel, Tim Weisberg, Don McLean, Charles Brown, John Mayall, David Lindley, Norton Buffalo, Livingston Taylor 


Robin has performed with: 

John Hammond, Eddie Kirkland, The San Diego Symphony, Lowell Fulson, Johnny Almond, Buddy Miles, Big Jay McNealy, Jimmy Witherspoon, Sha Na Na, Papa John Creach, Dirty Dozen Brass Band 


Robin Henkel is a futurist and a historian. 
-LA Times