“Their music is a mixture of traditional and modern Bluegrass and Gospel,” said Will Nichols, producer of the weekly music event. “They play all acoustic with tight three and four part harmony.”
The band is comprised of Joel, Mickey and Patrick Robinson, and Tommy Koger. The Robinson trio are the sons of the late Morris “Bull” Robinson who played for many years with Boxcar Pinion in the band “Tom and Newel and the Grasscutters.”
“Southwind is a terrific band to kick off the Jubilee after our summer break,” said Nichols. And it’s a great opportunity for folks to get out of the heat and hear some fine Bluegrass picking and singing.”
The first incarnation of “Southwind” was formed almost 30 years ago by Morris and Mickey Robinson and Boxcar and Ruthie Pinion. Tommy Koger brought/added his own unique sound to the band after the passing of Morris and is a perfect fit with the Robinson brothers. Southwind’s traditional style and three-part family harmony make them a favorite of Bluegrass fans wherever they play.
Also appearing on the Jubilee are regulars, Amy McAlister, singer-songwriter Elmer Bramlett, “The Wild Man” Danny O’Boyle, Emily Varnell, as well as the Cowboy Church Band and Chorale. Nichols, known as “The Gospel Gun,” is the announcer.
The Cowboy Gospel Jubilee is held at the Cleveland Cowboy Church in the Dockery Heights community at 3040 Blythe Road, off Dockery Lane, between Blue Springs and Blackburn Roads.
Admission is free and a love offering is taken for the band.