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‘Licks from the Sticks’ by Percy Robinson

Percy Robinson has recently released an instrumental album, ‘Licks from the Sticks’. Robinson, a native of Burt, Co Donegal, is a pedal steel guitar, guitar and dobro player of wide acclaim. On ‘Licks from the Sticks’ he is ably supported by the cream of Irish musicians – Henry McCullough, James Delaney, Liam Bradley, Roe Butcher and Sean McCarron.

Robinson has played with some of the best in rock, country and blues including Cowboy Jack Clements. Clements, who has worked with stars such as Elvis, Johnny Cash, U2 and many, many others, has named Robinson as one of his favourite steel guitarists.

During the showband era Robinson toured the dance halls of Ireland and Britain with The Cotton Mill Boys and Gloria and Mississippi. There followed a period during which he played a key role in bands such as Rule The Roost, Raw, The Gooseberries and The Blue Valentines.

Throughout his music career Robinson has been much in demand as a session musician contributing to albums by artists such as Terence Trent D’Arby, Townes Van Zandt, Paul Brady, Bap Kennedy and Mary Black to name but a few. He has also built a reputation as a sound engineer and producer, running his own studio.

Today Robinson is a regular member of Chris Meehan’s Red neck friends and a trio called The Men Who Knew Too Much.

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