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Albums Of The Week: Robert Finley | Sharecropper’s Son

The southern soul singer & Dan Auerbach craft another earthy, rough-hewn gem.

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THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Sharecropper’s Son is the career-defining album from Robert Finley, “the greatest living soul singer” who finally found overnight success after more than half a century of hard work.

Following Finley’s semi-finalist appearance on America’s Got Talent, he returned to the studio to follow up his critically acclaimed record Goin’ Platinum! The resulting album — produced, like its predecessor, by Black Keys singer-guitarist Dan Auerbach — is a soulful masterpiece, rooted in the vintage sounds of southern harmony, rhythm and blues. Recorded at Auerbach’s Easy Eye Sound studio in Nashville with a crew of studio veterans, Finley’s formidable vocals and lyrical stylings take centre stage, sharing personal stories inspired by his Louisiana country childhood during the Jim Crow-era south. His tales of pain and joy uplift as Finley reflects on his belief that you are never too young to dream and never too old to live.”