"A musician who
mixes everything from blues to old-time banjo into a thoroughly contemporary
(Dave Palmater, WUMB-FM, Boston)
"She plays guitar like
a man but sings like a woman!" (street busker, Copenhagen)
"A consummate professional." (Rich Warren, Folkstage, WFMT-FM, Chicago)
"One of the best straight-ahead folk albums we've heard in years!" (Stan Jay, Mandolin Brothers)
"Great stuff - folk and more. Genre-crossing in a fascinating way." (Micah Solomon, President Oasis CD)
Robin may be the best kept
secret in contemporary acoustic music today.
She is a singer-songwriter from NYC whose music fuses folk, pop, blues and
country elements into a blend
calls "Acousticness" which is also the title of her second CD. Her debut
"SLOW BURN" received rave reviews when it was first released. Her songs have
been recorded on Fast Folk and Atlantic Records. She plays guitar, banjo
and uke and straddles the musical worlds of contemporary singer-songwriter
pop-folk as well as traditional Anglo-American folk, Afro-American
and Jewish music.
Robin's career began in earnest when she was signed to Bob Dylan's publishing company as a writer for several years. For two decades she has performed extensively for college audiences across the U.S. along with various folk venues and touring in Europe. Her first album "SLOW BURN" was released initially as an independent in 1989. It was subsequently picked up for release in Europe by Swiss label BRAMBUS Records. Robin did her first European tour in the summer of 1994 and spent part of every summer since touring Europe, especially Denmark, until the attacks of 9/11. She also was a Headline Entertainer for the Renaissance Cruise Line in the early 2000's, flying to Europe and India to perform on their ships.
Robin worked as a performer-clinician with world reknown Martin Guitars for several years in the early 2000's, travelling worldwide with the CEO, and establishing a showcasing presence for the company at Folk Alliance.
Her songs have appeared on several compilations including Fast Folk, Before Their Time, etc. Robin has won folk competitions in the Riverbank/Walden Radio Folk Festival and the NJ Folk Festival, and showcased at both the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival and several Folk Alliance Conferences. She was a finalist at the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas, the premier songwriting festival in the country. Among favorite gig of past years - singing the national anthem at Madison Square Garden in NYC for the NY Knicks! Robin is also an official Club Med Artist and performs for them throughout their various resorts in the American/Mexican/Carribean zone, either solo or with her duo.
has released 5 CDs:her two CDs of original music ("Slow Burn", and "Acousticness")
as well as a series of 2 CDs featuring traditional folk and blues songs about
of Women." "Images
of Women, Vol. 2" was on the first ballot for the Grammys (Best
Traditional Folk Album, American Routes category). Her most recent recording
of the Season", a multi-cultural holiday CD done in collaboration
with her friend, Long Island singer and songwriter Cecilia Kirtland. Robin
also has a recording for children,"Art
Is A Language".
For information on her other musical shows (besides her original music performances), scroll down to the links below.
"It's been a pleasure
introducing radio audiences to Robin and her songs. Songs with the power to
entertain, enthrall, educate and to heal; A musician who mixes everything from
blues to old-time banjo into a thoroughly contemporary mix."
(Dave Palmater, DJ, WUMB, Boston)
"She's definitely not just another folkie with a guitar!" (Edie Gayle Hays, KUMR)
"Frankly, with the talent that I've heard on "Slow Burn," I'm surprised a bigger label hasn't picked Robin Greenstein up by now."
(Folk Acoustic and Music Exchange FAME website review)
"I haven't heard anything so right-on since Carole King and Joni Mitchell cranked out mega albums in the 1970s..."
(The Mining Company folk music website)
Robin does other themed music performances aside from her original music. They are:
Robin is proudly affiliated with
9/11 - photo essay click here.