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. After Dan Hick’s passing in 2016, Paul has taken the helm of the Hot Licks, forwarding and promoting Dan’s Folk/Swing vision into the future.
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
25 years with Dan Hicks