Robin Williamson

Genres: Folk World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s

Biography

24 November 1943, Edinburgh, Scotland. After the Incredible String Band broke up in 1974, following almost 10 years of success, multi-instrumentalist Williamson departed for Los Angeles, USA. He recorded some exquisite albums with His Merry Band, an ensemble comprising harpist Sylvia Wood, Chris Caswell and Jerry McMillan. Since the break-up of this outfit in 1979, Williamson has released a large number of recordings, many with mystical subjects. In addition to his literary projects and solo offerings, Williamson regularly tours either in a solo capacity or with a backing band. He retains a strong feel for tradition, reworking tales and songs from Celtic mythology in numerous spoken-word cassette releases. Williamson is involved in many aspects of the business, having provided soundtracks for television series, and music for theatre productions. He has also exercised complete control over his recording career, personally financing each release before licensing the...

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