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Robert Finley: Goin' Platinum

At the age of 10, Finley was given $20 dollars by his father, and told to go buy himself a pair of shoes. What he came home with instead sparked a musical passion that's been with him throughout his life. After serving in the Army in the 70's, Finley worked as a carpenter and was discovered by the Music Maker Relief Foundation while busking on the streets in Arkansas. This eventually led to a record deal and Finley's debut album, which came out when Finley was in his early 60's. Finley's new album, Goin' Platinum was produced by Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys and includes songs co-written with John Prine and Nick Lowe, and performances from Bobby Wood, Dave Roe, Duane Eddy, Pat McLaughlin and others. Hear why Auerbach calls Finely the greatest soul singer alive.

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