2009 Blues Music Award Nominee:
Soul/Blues Male Artist of the Year
2008 Blues Music Award Nominee:
Soul/Blues Album of the Year
Robinson grew up in New York City on a nutritious diet of Stax, Motown, and Top 40, digging everyone from Otis Redding and Arthur Alexander to Eric Burdon and Joe Cocker. He matriculated at Indiana University's school of music in 1980, fronting a solid little combo on the side called the Hesitation Blues Band that made it up to Chicago now and then (where he soon relocated).
“Fans of soul and R&B will have a hard time resisting Robinson’s charms. He and his band deliver the goods on this set dominated by original tunes... Eleven strong performances that make you wonder why he’s not more widely known.” Michael Cote - Blues Revue
“If you think genuine soul music is not being created today, just take a listen to Tad Robinson’s “A New Point of View.” With echos of O.V. Wright, Syl Johnson, and James Carr, Mr. Tad Robinson brings back those glory days of sweat-stained southern soul music. The fabulous horn charts and strings recall the Hi and Goldwax studio sounds. This green-eyed singer will get your heart and soul pumping! “A New Point of View” is truly a masterpiece with superlative tunes and true-to-form production that will take you back to Memphis! Can I get a witness?” Doug Price, WVKR - Blues After Hours
“Seldom does soul-blues sound this good . . . “ John Stracey - bluesconnections.com