With a voice that's both rich and powerful, Robert Finley transports listeners to the haunting and mystical landscapes of the Louisiana bayou while baring his soul through deeply personal narratives.
From the slow-burning funk of "Livin' Out A Suitcase" to the irresistibly groovy "Sneakin' Around," each track on Black Bayou serves as a showcase for Robert Finley's exceptional vocal range and tone. Melding elements of soul, rhythm and blues, and exquisitely crafted guitar riffs, every note on the album underscores Finley's musical prowess and unwavering dedication to these timeless genres.
Recorded at Easy Eye Sound studios in Nashville and masterfully produced by Dan Auerbach, who boldly hails Finley as "the greatest living soul singer," Black Bayou is a fitting successor to his critically acclaimed albums, Sharecropper's Son and Goin’ Platinum!.
This album not only stands as a testament to Finley's musical evolution but also serves as a testament to the enduring power of soul and blues in the modern music landscape. Along with performances on America’s Got Talent (2019) and America’s Got Talent All-Stars (2023), Finley has also headlined shows across North America and Europe, and toured with the likes of the Black Keys, Greta Van Fleet, Lake Street Dive, Nathaniel Rateliff, Dan Auerbach, and Low Cut Connie, giving the veteran performer the worldwide audience he deserves.
On Black Bayou, Robert Finley weaves his unique magic, and the result is a soulful and bluesy collection that deserves your full attention and admiration. It's an album that not only takes you on a sonic journey but leaves you with a deep appreciation for the genre's enduring allure. A true gem in the musical tapestry of our times.