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Pneumonia fells Robison shows

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 – Bruce Robison has canceled tour dates due to pneumonia.

Robison was admitted to the hospital near his home in Austin several weeks ago and diagnosed with pneumonia and a bacterial infection. Robison is now at home recovering.

He canceled shows in Little Rock, Ark.; Nashville; Decatur, Ga.; Charlotte, N.C.; Vienna, Va.; Pittsburgh and Worthington, Ohio. They will be rescheduled. Robison also was forced to cancel shows in Texas. Ticket refunds will be available at point of purchase.

Robison, who recently released "Bruce Robison And The Back Porch Band," returns to the road on Friday, June 16 when he and wife Kelly Willis perform a co-headline show with Dale Watson and Ray Benson at ACL Live at The Moody Theater in Austin.

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His Greatest CD review - His Greatest
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The New World CD review - The New World
Bruce Robison isn't an artist to joyously consume because of his singing voice. It is plain, though obviously functional by professional standards. But this Texas native really should labeled a songwriter/singer instead of the other way around. His songs are more spot-on real than Todd Snider, the performer with which his own world view is most closely aligned. Robison doesn't so much pull the listener into his own world as make that person believe he's been watching him. »»»
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Bruce Robison does music on his terms. He releases an album - this is a seven-song EP - every so often, tours some, sometimes with wife Kelly Willis, and writes songs for others. While not exactly having a high profile career in his own right, Robison's music remains strong. He always sings well, with sufficient grit to avoid being overly smooth and certainly avoids being tagged a songwriter who writes great songs, but can't really sing them. He easily infuses songs the right sense of »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Combs, Gill, Harris, Crow comprise one final musical platter – Vince Gill played host to an entertaining guitar pull, a show which also featured his longtime friend, Emmylou Harris, slightly newer friend Sheryl Crow and brand-new friend Luke Combs. Gill joked from the outset that this All for the Hall fundraising show needed Combs to sell tickets, and by the audience's response, it was clear many came only to see Combs.... »»»
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