Paul Robinson

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Paul Robinson ( has toured nationally and internationally as a lead guitarist with folk-swing inventor Dan Hicks, pop icon Al Stewart (“Year of the Cat”), Romeo Void’s Debora Iyall and the Hot Club of San Francisco. Paul has added his signature guitar sound to CDs ranging from pop and rock to jazz and beyond. He has shared the stage with Don Was, Bob Weir, David Sanborn, Steve Winwood, Hal Blaine, Al Jardine and has opened for such greats as Joni Mitchell, Joan Osborne, Dave Mason and Roger McGuinn. He is currently producing and performing with numerous bands in Northern California.

Musical mentors/instructors include:
Western African traditional/popular musics with ethnomusicologist Ayo Bankole
Music copying, piano and music theory with composer John Cooper
Guitar and theory with John Stebal
Guitar with Dave Smith
Piano with Adam Domash

Musical Acts that Paul performs and/or records with:
• The Paul Robinson Group
• Robinson’s Carusos w/Chris Von Snidern and Al Chan
• The Flutterbys (Original music for kids)
• Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks
• Bayside Jazz w/Dan Hicks
• Michael Ward’s Dogs and Fishes
• Al Stewart
• The Hot Club Of San Francisco
• Lower East Venus w/Debora Iyall
• The Christmas Jug Band
• The Hesla/Robinson Big Band
• Miss Kitty and the Psycho Souls
• Souleman Rowgie

“Sweet” – CD by Paul Robinson
“Jungle Jam” – CD by The Flutterbys – Co-writer and arranger
“Property” – 2006 film directed by Piper Laurie – Composer of full score
“The Easter Bunny, Sex & Santa Claus” – CD by Jill Carole
“Beatin’ The Heat” CD by Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks – Arrangement Transcriber
“Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks – featuring an all-star cast of friends” Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks – Arrangement Transcriber and Musical Director
“Selected Shorts” Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks – Arrangement Transcriber
“Tangled Tales” Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks – Arrangement Transcriber
The Hesla / Robinson Big Band – sixteen piece big band
Mill Valley Film Festival – “Tribute to Hal Wilner”
Mill Valley Film Festival – “The Wrecking Crew”
Plus… numerous guitar transcriptions for Guitar World and Guitar School magazines