After decades of performing, blues singer Robert Finley finally released his debut album, Age Don’t Mean A Thing, in 2016. Though distributed by Big Legal Mess, the 67-year-old blues singer soon caught the attention of Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) who brought him aboard Easy Eye Sound. Auerbach went on to produce and co-write Finley’s 2017 follow-up, Goin’ Platinum!, and earlier this year Finley put out Sharecropper’s Son, also on Easy Eye Sound and produced by Auerbach.
Finley’s bluesman mystique lies at the heart of the new, Tim Hardiman-directed video for “I Can Feel Your Pain”. Premiered exclusively through Brooklyn Vegan on Thursday, Robert Finley acts as a sage as he reflects on the troubles of the world today and offers a shoulder, singing, “I Can Feel Your Pain”.
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“‘I Can Feel Your Pain’ relates really to what is going on today,” Finley said in a statement. “From people losing loved ones to the pandemic, all the marches going on, people being slaughtered by the police. Even if you don’t really know about the situation from a personal perspective you feel sympathy for that person who had to go through those things and this song is for them.”
Watch the new music video for “I Can Feel Your Pain” by Robert Finley. Along with the announcement, the singer-songwriter announced a string of fall tour dates throughout the Midwest and Northeast. Scroll down for a full list of dates and visit Finley’s website for tickets.
Robert Finley — “I Can Feel Your Pain” (Official Video)
[Video: Easy Eye Sound]
Robert Finley 2021 Tour Dates
Oct 10 – Indianapolis, IN – Hi-Fi
Oct 11 – Chicago, IL – City Winery
Oct 12 – Pittsburgh, PA – Crafthouse
Oct 14 – Medford, MA – The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint
Oct 18 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
Oct 16 – 17 – Lancaster, PA – Lancaster Roots & Blues Festival
Oct 19 – Philadelphia, PA – City Winery
Oct 20 – Washington D.C. – City Winery
Oct 21 – Columbus, OH – Rumba Cafe
Oct 22 – Lexington, KY – Lyric Theatre
Oct 23 – Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge