Robert is a guitarist with grit & elegance. His past appearances at Montalvo Performing Arts Center (3 times) and the Madrid Theatre in California, and the Triple Door Theater  in Seattle were met with great success.  His musical artistry and friendly manner never fail to awe audiences of all ages.  Robert's elegant and fiery guitar technique has repeatedly gained such praises as "When are you playing Carnegie Hall?"   The links below will show you one of his many memorable performances of his genuinely one-of-a-kind brand of music.  

        Robert Earl Longley’s solo guitar music is a perfect fit for many festivals, city events, house concerts and other private events.  He is known for his striking hybrid of flamenco and jazz  playing techniques, which are often met with 5-10 minute standing ovations across all genres of musical audiences at concert venues. 

An amazing player, never heard anyone play like him before.”—Steve Lukather (of Toto)

“I can do everything but THAT.”  -- Carl Verheyen (of Super Tramp)

 “Robert’s the Real Deal!”  -- Lee Ritenour

 "Robert is the BEST MUSICAL FOREPLAY in town!"—Carol, fan

Robert has performed at numerous other festivals, such as the Morgan Hill Mushroom Mardi Gras, Harvest Festival in Arroyo Grande, Sierra Madre Wistaria Festival, and many more.  

   Fans of rock, jazz and even classical guitar find Robert's original compositions and masterful delivery melodious, flamboyant and exhilarating—an astonishing virtuoso, originally from New Orleans, who impresses even other major instrumental heavyweights having won first place in eight guitar competitions within two years on a nylon string guitar against some top-seeded rock guitarists in the world.  His original compositions are masterful deliveries full of grit and elegance.  A prolific music producer, as well, Robert has recorded 10 CDs of his original music.   Some highlights of his career include performances at the Emmy Awards, the Latin Grammy Awards and a comic bit on the Jay Leno Show. He has opened for such notable performers as the Eagles Tribute Band, the California Guitar Trio, Boney James, Michael Franks, Shiela E, Dave Koz, the English Beat, the Motels, Berlin, Acoustic Alchemy, Steve Lukather, and played to a sold out crowd of 7,500 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.  In addition, Robert had appeared twice at famed classical guitarist, Christopher Parkening's Master's Class and many times as a guest performer at the Bob Guess Theater on the campus of Westhills High School in Santee, California.

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 Live Performance Reviews:

 “After watching over 400 individuals, Mr. Longley is the only one with such pure originality and mastery on the guitar.  I can’t get tired of him.  I truly believe he is god-like on that instrument.”  (at Bob Guess Theater, Santee, Ca).

“Robert’s acoustic virtuosity is undeniable, and this guy can strum up a storm!” (BAMM Music Focus)

“Robert doesn’t just play music, he channels it.” (at Acoustic Live, San Diego)

“Robert Longley’s show is the BEST foreplay in town!”  (at Coffee Gallery Backstage, Altadena)

“Now and then, there comes a musician like Robert Longley who defines a new musical style, seducing the audience with beautifully orchestrated neo-classical with flamenco fusion.” (at House Concert, San Francisco)