Doug Robinson Returns to the Stage for Songs and Stories, an intimate Concert Featuring Award-winning Singer/Songwriters

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By Doug Robinson

They aren’t household names, but I am proud to be sharing the stage with these guys—if you’ve ever heard Norah Jones’ lovely break-out hit “Don’t Know Why” then you’ve heard the work of Jesse Harris, who not only composed and played on that track as well as a few others on her debut album, and has had his work performed by everyone from Willie Nelson to The Black Keys.

As for me, I had a hell of an accident in November, breaking my left shoulder and wrist. This put a halt to my jazz-influenced music-making. Surgery did the trick, and now that I’m in physical therapy, I’ve been fantasizing about a comeback concert of sorts. I knew I wanted to do something that San Miguel audiences haven’t seen yet, and when Todd and Jesse invited me to join them for a San Miguel performance of their Songs and Stories tour, I knew it was a good fit.

And so, on Wednesday April 11, I’ll be making my return to the performing stage for an unusually hip musical event: Songs and Stories, featuring Jesse Harris, Todd Clouser and myself.

Jesse Harris – jesseharrismusic.com

Originally from New York City, Jesse Harris is a Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter, guitarist and producer. Although best known for composing the poignant hit “Don’t Know Why” for singer Norah Jones, he has 14 albums out under his own name and has performed with everyone from John Zorn to Julian Lage.

Todd Clouser – toddclouser.com

Born in Minnesota, Clouser moved to Baja California before setting in Mexico City. Clouser has toured extensively through the Unites States, Central America, Western Europe, Argentina, Peru, and throughout his adopted home of Mexico. NPR has described him as “a fascinating musician” in part because he refuses to be limited to one style of music. Whether performing solo or with his trio A Love Electric, or sharing the stage with Keb Mo and John Medeski (from Medeski, Martin and Wood), there is the sense when hearing Clouser that a new generation of ideas is arriving. Like Jesse Harris, this is Todd’s first solo appearance in San Miguel de Allende.

Doug Robinson dougrobinson.com

If you know me, you’ll know me as a jazz multi-instrumentalist who has been producing largely instrumental work for the last 14 years. But I started writing lyrics in the vein of Randy Newman and Paul Simon when I was only 10 years old, winning the Dr. Demento Novelty Songwriting Contest in 1973 for my song “Mediocre Mama.” Two of my albuma “Plays Well With Others” and “Midlife Chrysalis” each won independent music awards for Album of the Year. San Diego’s acoustic music publication The Troubador said “Doug Robinson conveys a great deal of thought and emotion without coming close to sentimentality. Can it be said that there is wisdom in a performance?”

So there you have it! Two guitars, one piano and three unique voices combine for a night of sincere artistry and a look into the songwriter’s process. If this sounds good to you, grab your tickets at smaplayhouse.com or at Denise Rosenfeld’s Postres Artesenales in Mercado Sano as soon as possible as we think the show will sell out. Refreshments will be available.

 

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“Songs and Stories”

San Miguel Playhouse

Independencia 82, Col. Independencia

Wed, Apr 11, 7pm

300 pesos

350 at the door

Tickets available at:

sanmiguelplayhouse.com

Postres Artesenales in Mercado Sano

 

 

 

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