Want to win tickets to see Joe Robinson?

If you want to catch Smokin Joe Robinson’s new show at the Glasshouse this weekend here’s your chance. The Port News is  providing two lucky readers with the chance  to win two double passes to the show. To win your pass all you have to do is answer correctly :

Q: What is the name of Joe Robinson’s new EP?

All answers and contact details must be  emailed to chris.ward@ruralpress.com by noon tomorrow, Thursday, November 15

JOE Robinson has come a long way since his days on Australia’s Got Talent.

The 21-year-old musician is now based in the country music capital of the world – Nashville USA. His new home has had an obvious influence on not just himself but his music.

He now sports an unmistakable American accent. “I’ve been told I’ve picked up a little bit of an accent,” he said.

“There are so many music opportunities over there, I feel as though I’m in my element, I’ve had the chance to do some great things.”

One of those memorable moments was when he played with The Wailers – Bob Marley’s old band.

“That was just awesome getting to jam with them,” he said. “I’ve run into Keith Urban and a number of other Aussies over there, too.”

But he said he was going to make the most of his visit back home.

He also said as much as he loved living in the States he still holds a very fond place in his heart for home.

“It’s really nice to have some time at home with family and friends,” he said. “It’s funny how a small town can change so much after just a year.

“I’ve really missed the beaches it makes you appreciate just how good they are, American beaches just don’t cut it.”

It’s not all RnR for the big star though during his visit back to Australian shores. He is fresh from performing a gig in Western Australia on the weekend and this weekend for

Port Macquarie fans he will be performing at the Glasshouse.

He said he was excited to be playing songs from his recently released EP Toe Jam.

Joe said he wrote all the tracks and played all the instruments on the release and was excited to share his creations with a home crowd.

“The Glasshouse is awesome,” he said. “It’s a spectacular place to play. It’s as good as any place I’ve ever played.

“The design of the building the way it’s laid out and the acoustics are awesome.”

The young musician said he would be joined by an all Australian band and said his performance would be a little different to past acts.

“It’s going to be a little heavier than the last couple of shows I’ve done there,” he said. “It’s going to have a higher energy with lots of new songs. I’ve played over 200 shows this year so I think I’ve come a long way with my performances so I hope that shows.”

The show is on Friday at 8pm, tickets cost $25 and can be purchased online at www.glasshouse.org.au or by calling 6581 8888.

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