"She's definitely not
just another folkie with a guitar!" (Edie Gayle Hays, KUMR)
"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
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singer- songwriter - guitar - banjo - uke
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.
Robin was signed to Bob Dylan's publishing company as a writer for several years. For the past 15 years 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 has spent part of every summer since touring Europe, especially Denmark. 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 the Northeast Folk Alliance Conference. She was a finalist at the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival (1989) in Texas, the premier songwriting festival in the country. Among favorite gig of recent years - singing the national anthem at Madison Square Garden in NYC for the NY Knicks! Robin has also been an annual performer at one of various Club Meds in North America, either solo or with her duo.
has two CDs of original music as well as 2 CDs of traditional folk and blues
songs about women called "Images of Women." and
a children's CD "Art Is A Language". She has released two recordings in 2010: "Images
of Women, Vol. 2" was
released in March of 2010 and was on the first ballot for the Grammys (Best Traditional Folk Album, American Routes category), and "Songs of the Season", a holiday CD collaboration with her friend, Long Island singer and songwriter Cecilia Kirtland.
Robin plays both guitar and banjo. She straddles the musical worlds of contemporary singer-songwriter pop-folk as well as traditional Anglo-American folk, Afro-American and Jewish music. She worked as a performer-clinician with world reknown Martin Guitars for several years, travelling worldwide with the CEO, and establishing a presence for the company at Folk Alliance.
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 musical performances aside from her original music. They are:
Robin is proudly affiliated with
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