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Avenue of the Saints is a fine collection of songs, most written by Robinson, evoking many moods. Thanks to his clear voice, listeners understand what he sings and can pick up on the choruses. They will especially want to join in on the lively song “What Would Woody Do?”–a modern tribute to Woody Guthrie. He is also a talented strings player. Many listeners will enjoy “Susquehanna/Casper & Dots” on which Robinson plays a mandolin and is accompanied by friends on accordion and banjo; the slow shuffle of the first piece moves into a bouncy bluegrass reel. Look for this CD with a Friday at the Ford sticker in the folk music tray.
Review by Rick