Originally hailing from Grand Blanc, Michigan, Robin Crowe now calls Peoria home. You may have seen this guitar-wielding singer/songwriter perform at local hot spots like Riverfront Park, the Rhythm Kitchen or the Contemporary Arts Center, or at gigs in Chicago, on the East coast and beyond. After first picking up a guitar in sixth grade, Crowe quickly fell into playing the blues and has felt at home in the genre ever since. Whether playing solo, with her co-writer husband, or with the Robin Crowe Band, she is a unique, powerhouse musician that central Illinois is proud to claim as its daughter.

  1. What is your favorite aspect of central Illinois? The sense of roots, family and community. I am honored to be an active part of such a vibrant and artistic community.
  2. What’s your favorite album? “Love’s Been Rough on Me” by Etta James.
  3. When and where are you happiest? Anywhere I am with Tony, my husband.
  4. If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what would it be? A fly on the wall, ha ha. Maybe I could have saved myself some heartache.
  5. What is your most treasured possession? My wedding ring.
  6. What is your most marked characteristic? Tenaciousness, I am not ashamed to say.
  7. What would you say to your 20-year-old self? GET ON THE BUS!! When opportunity knocks, you have to recognize it and be willing to take advantage of it. For instance, our first big opportunity came along a week after our road show disbanded, but as it turned out, they were actually interested in me, not the band. Therefore, we did two shows with Emmylou Harris.
  8. What’s the best thing about being you? The amazing people I encounter because of my music. Becoming an established musician has lent itself to working with some of who I consider to be “cream-of-the-crop” musicians.
  9. What’s the best advice you’ve been given? Be yourself, and stick to your guns. The hardest thing an artist has to do is heed advice, but I have tried to do so, and it has pushed me to become a better songwriter and performer.
  10. Who are your heroes in real life? There is a new hero around every corner. a&s