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Terry Allen
Ben Andrews
Gwyn Ashton
Marcus Bancroft
Billy C. Farlow
Eric Bibb
John Beland
Frances Black
Deborah Bonham
Del Bromham
Jim Condie
Country Joe Band
Guy Davis
Kent Duchaine
The Dylan Project
Fairport Convention
Feast Of Fiddles
Perry Foster
Ty Garner
Dick Gaughan
Gary Fletcher
The Greenhil Boys
The Gutter Brothers
Memo Gonzalez
Joe Hollywood
Nick Harper
Pete Harris Band
Hershey And The Twelve Bars
Les Wilson's House Rockers
Chris Jagger
Keith James
Mary Jane
The Jive Aces
Del Bromham
Jucy Lucy
Paul Lamb
Aynsley Lister
Jackie Levin
Little Toby Walker
Shane MacGowan and the Popes
Scott McKeown
Stringy Bark McDowell
Larry Miller
The Muffin Men
Pete Mulvey
Mundy - Turner
Derrin Nauendorf
OX - Mark Browning
The Ian Parker band
Ann Peebles
Dan Phelps
Steve Payne
Kelly Joe Phelps
The Mick Pini Band
Redeye Band
Ronnie & Johnny
Mike Sanchez
Chris Smither
The Amazing Mr Smith
Show Of Hands
Ian Siegal
Dave Specter
Bill Thomas
The Thomas Brothers
Mo Thomas
Guy Tortora
Robin Trower
The Tubes
Dick Wardell
Helen Watson
Andy White


Throughout his long and winding solo career, guitarist Robin Trower  has had to endure countless comparisons to Jimi Hendrix,  due to his uncanny ability to channel Hendrix's bluesy/psychedelic, Fender Strat-fueled playing style.  In 1967  Trower  received his big break when he joined Procul Harum, who had just scored a worldwide smash hit with "A Whiter Shade of Pale".    Trower  appeared on such Procul Harem classics as  "Procul Harem", "Shine on Brightly", "A Salty Dog", "Home"   (which spawned the popular Trower  tune "Whiskey Train"), and  "Broken Barricades"

While Procul Harem helped launch Trower's career, there was limited space for his guitar work, and in 1973  left for a solo career. Enlisting singer/bassist James Dewar and drummer Reg Isadore   (who was soon replaced by Bill Lordan) as a backing band, Trower issued his solo debut, "Twice Removed From Yesterday"  , followed by the classic  album  "Bridge of Sighs". With rock fans still reeling from Hendrix's  death a few years earlier, the album sounded eerily similar to the late guitarist's work with the Jimi Hendrix Experience and as a result, the album sky rocketed into the U.S. Top Ten, peaking at number seven. Trower became an arena headliner on the strength of such hit albums as  "For Earth Below",  "Robin Trower Live!",  " Long Misty Days" and "In City Dreams".  A brief union with ex Cream bassist/vocalist Jack Bruce spawned a pair of releases, "B.L.T" and "Truce" before Trower returned back to his solo career. During the early '90s,Trower returned back to Procul Harum  for a brief reunion before backing and producing Bryan Ferry  on  releases between 1993 and 2002.

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