Robert Lee My Bio


I grew up in New York City in the 1950's during the birth of rock'n'roll and the height of the mambo craze.

At age 24, I put a two-year hold on a career in computer science to pursue music in San Francisco.

I spent the next fifteen years performing original songs and folk music of the southern US on guitar and banjo.

At the ripe age of 37, I became a violinist and joined the ranks of the wild and flamboyant.

Since them I've been adding my own voice to the Latin and Creole influences in music from the Mississippi Delta, Louisiana, and Cuba.You'll hear it in my rhythmic style of playing.

Among my main musical influences are Machito, Celia Cruz, Professor Longhair, Stephane Grappelli, Tommy Jackson, Junior Wells, Kenny Baker, and Ricky Ricardo (just kidding).