From "Alligator Bait" to "Gospel Blues," Joy Is Central on Robert Finley's 'Black Bayou'

Matt Wickstrom
November 15, 2023
The Bluegrass Situation

Whether it’s at home or abroad, Robert Finley’s youthful exuberance has a knack for not only lighting up rooms, but people’s faces as well. On his latest batch of songs, the former sharecropper and carpenter – who got his start in music during a stint in the Army – continues that trend with 11 stories pulled from his Louisiana upbringing that include everything from the poignant “No One Wants To Be Lonely” to the cheeky and overly embellished “Alligator Bait.”

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