Gretsch School of Music welcomes former ‘Australia’s Got Talent’ winner
Georgia Southern University College of Arts and Humanities and the Fred and Dinah Gretsch School of Music will host Joe Robinson in concert on March 22 on the Armstrong Campus in Savannah.
Born and raised into a musical family in Australia, Robinson began playing guitar when he was nine years old. At age 13, he won the Australian National Songwriting Competition, and at 15, he released his first collection of original material. A monumental achievement followed a year later when he won first place on the “Australia’s Got Talent” television show.
Since then, he has developed a worldwide touring career, performing across the U.S., Canada, Europe, Japan, China and Australia.
“I’m very excited to be performing in Savannah,” said Robinson. “I really appreciate the laid-back Georgia people. The vibe in some ways reminds me of the folks I grew up around in coastal and rural Australia.”
He continued, “The Gretsch family have been longtime friends and great supporters of mine and to perform in support of the Fred and Dinah Gretsch School of Music is a great honor! Due to the demand for my online livestreams and educational programs, I am not touring very much this year. So, this will be a special evening. I’m really looking forward to it.”
Robinson has garnered high praise and prestigious awards from the international music community.
Voted “Best New Talent” in the Guitar Player Readers’ Poll, Robinson’s talents were further recognized by Guitar Player magazine as part of a cover story titled “Youthquake 2017: Ten Mind Blowing Young Guitarists.” In the article, Guitar Player called Robinson “equally mind-blowing as an acoustic fingerpicker and electric soloist…his YouTube videos display an astounding combination of taste, speed, cagey phrasing, and a clear, articulate and sparking tone.”
Joe Robinson will be in concert in Georgia Southern’s Armstrong Campus Fine Arts Auditorium on March 22 at 7:30 p.m. General admission tickets are $20 and student tickets are $5. More information can be found at GeorgiaSouthern.edu/ArmstrongTickets.
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