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S6E7: Robin Trower

Season 6, Ep. 7

This week on Rockonteurs we chat to guitarist Robin Trower. Robin talks about his early guitar influences, his love of James Brown, his time with Procol Harum and as the bandleader in his own power trio. April 2024 is also the 50th anniversary of his acclaimed album ‘Bridge of Sighs’ which is re-released and includes brand new Dolby Atmos mixes too. Robin is an English rock n roll legend. Rockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones for Gimme Sugar Productions

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