Robin has been named one of the "100 Greatest Acoustic Guitarists" by DigitalDreamDoor.com, honored with Player's Choice and Editor's Pick awards from Acoustic Guitar Magazine, and hailed as a "Celtic guitar god" by Baltimore City Paper, “one of the best folk instrumentalists in the business” by Sing Out! Magazine and a "master" by Cashbox Magazine. He's toured internationally for many years as sideman with Grammy-winning folk legends Janis Ian and Tom Paxton (who says about Robin "his musicianship has always been world-class"), along the way releasing over twenty CDs of his own and performing solo in venues large and small. Robin is equally at home with the intimacy of house concerts and clubs, the joyous revelry of festivals and the magnificence of such venues as Washington DC's Kennedy Center and London's Queen Elizabeth Hall
His virtuosity on guitar, cittern and mandolin blends the ancient melodies of the Celtic lands, their vigorous American descendants, and the masterworks of the Baroque and Renaissance eras into one powerful musical vision. The 17th-century harp tunes of legendary Irish bard Turlough O’Carolan, the spirited jigs and reels of rural Ireland, the haunting ballads of the southern Appalachians and the timeless compositions of Bach, Dowland and Francesco da Milano all find a musical common ground in Robin’s music, where lightning-fast fingerwork one moment is perfectly balanced with tender, quiet intimacy the next. A warm, friendly presence onstage, Robin effortlessly creates a magical world for the audience with his multi-instrumental wizardry, taking them on an unforgettable journey into the deep heart’s core and through the music of the spheres.