Earlier this winter, Robert Finley was backstage at Seattle's Showbox nightclub discussing his remarkable personal history when the subject of his age came up. The soul singer said he would be turning 64 soon – on February 13th, in fact. "Robert, that's tomorrow," said his friend and bandleader Dan Auerbach , breaking into laughter. "With Robert," Auerbach explained, "every day is his birthday, and is a bit of a celebration." Finley has plenty of reasons to celebrate lately. After spending almost all of his life living in obscurity within 50 miles of the tiny town of Bernice, Louisiana, Finley has been playing sold-out rooms across the country as part of Auerbach's Easy Eye Sound Revue (That tour just wrapped last week; Finley begins a solo headlining tour May 20th in New York). Tonight in Seattle, Finley sang six songs, bringing the house down with his booming range, posessing what Auerbach calls a "deep yearning." Related Inside Dan Auerbach’s Own Rolling Thunder Revue Related 4 Ways Venue Owners Can Connect With Audiences During the Pandemic #FreeBritney: Understanding the Fan-led Britney Spears Movement "He is the greatest soul singer I've ever seen," says Auerbach, who co-wrote and produced Finley's 2017 album Goin' Platinum and released… Read full this story
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