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Thu, Mar 07



Sam Robbins at The Robin (wsg. Austin Kaufmann)

Co-produced with the Ten Pound Fiddle! Robbins is an old-soul singer-songwriter. Great lyrics, fingerpicked guitar, and beautiful singing. Austin Kaufmann (Dangling Participles) opens up the show! More info and tickets at the link!

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Sam Robbins at The Robin (wsg. Austin Kaufmann)
Sam Robbins at The Robin (wsg. Austin Kaufmann)

Time & Location

Mar 07, 2024, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Lansing, 1105 S Washington Ave, Lansing, MI 48910, USA

About The Event

7PM doors, 7:30 show

All ages

*BYOB from Sleepwalker (next-door to venue) is permitted. 

Sam Robbins is often described as an “old soul singer songwriter.” A Nashville based musician whose music evokes classic 70’s singer songwriters like James Taylor and Neil Young, Sam adds a modern, upbeat edge to the storyteller troubadour persona. An avid performer, he has gained recognition from extensive touring and as one of the six 2021 winners in the Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk competition, one of the largest and most prestigious songwriting competitions in the country.

Sam released his debut album, Finally Feeling Young, on May 14th, 2021. The album is reminiscent of his 70’s singer-songwriter heroes, with a modern perspective. On the heels of the award winning opening single, ‘Remind Me”, Finally Feeling Young has already garnered radio airplay and critical acclaim. Two album tracks, Remind Me and Saying Amen, won him a place as one of the six Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk winners. Americana Highways writes: “He writes of subjects that others don’t explore. Saying Amen has Robbins touching that special place Leonard Cohen went. This is brilliance.” Fateau Magazine in the UK writes “One of the most promising new songwriters of his generation”.

A multi-instrumentalist from a young age, Sam began learning drums and piano, falling in love with guitar at age 15. He then started writing original music, recording his first CD during his sophomore year of high school, while playing open mics in his hometown of Portsmouth, NH.


Austin Kaufmann, co-founder of local indie-folk act The Dangling  Participles, opens up the night with a set of original tunes. While his  compositions for The Dang Ps stylistically often lean more towards jazz  and blues, Austin also has a deep repertoire of singer-songwriter songs  that rarely find their way into the band's set lists. Personal and  powerful, these Americana folk tunes delight in storytelling and come to  life behind Austin's fingerstyle guitar and clear tenor voice. You  don't want to miss this relatively rare solo set by one of Lansing's finest songwriters.



  • General admission

    General admission. Tickets are $20 plus $1 for credit card processing. No additional fees. Thanks for your support of great music in Lansing!

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