Sherman Robertson

The 70s and 80s

During the 1970's, I was content playing weekends while raising a family and holding down a "regular" job until Clifton Chenier, "the King Of Zydeco," asked me to do some dates with his band. Those few dates turned into 5 years, as I toured Europe and U.S. with Chenier. I then joined Terrance Simien's hot, young zydeco band, playing with Rockin' Dopsie and Johnny Clyde Copeland. Another big opportunity came when Paul Simon asked me to record on what would become his blockbuster Graceland album. Soon after, I signed with acclaimed British producer Mike Vernon (Eric Clapton, Freddie King, Fleetwood Mac, David Bowie) for Atlantic Records.

Here, There, Everywhere

France, March 2009

Sherman Robertson on tour

The 90s and 2000s

I was born in Beaux Bridge, Louisiana and raised in Houston, Texas. In high school, my music teacher, Conrad Johnson, recruited me to play in his popular group, Connie's Combo. I quickly earned a reputation as a very good guitarist. While still a teenager, I was blessed to spend six weeks on the road as lead guitarist for the legendary Bobby "Blue" Bland. That experience gave me the confidence to form my own band, Sherman Robertson and the Crosstown Blues Band. We recorded two albums on the Lunar II label.

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