Robert Eustis Hosts Open Mic Nights,
2nd Thursdays @ Fair Grinds Coffee House, New Orleans

Robert Eustis, Singer, Songwriter, Multiinstrumentalist

A founding member of Desoto Street Band, Robert Eustis grew up in Uptown New Orleans on New Orleans R & B and rock and roll. He played ukulele and baritone ukulele while in grade school and entertained at family and school events. His interest in acoustic music grew while he was in college in Colorado. He started to hang out at clubs in Denver's Lodo - Lower Downtown. He listened to Texas singers/song writers Steve Fromhotz, Dan McCrimmon and Jerry Jeff Walker.

After his return to New Orleans, Robert immersed himself in the local piano scene, absorbing the genius of James Booker at the Maple Leaf Bar and at Toulouse Theater, before, after and during intermission of the stage production "One Mo' Time."

Robert served as chairman of WWOZ Radio during the mid 1980s and was instrumental in relocating the station from the second floor of Tipitina's to Louis Armstrong Park.

During the early 1990s, the muse struck and he began studying with guitar virtuoso John Rankin. The muse was fed by further study with Jorma Kaukonen, Martin Simpson and Steve James.

Desoto Street Band was formed in June 2001.

In December of 2006, Eustis played and sang duets with Spencer Bohren at Bohren's 10th annual Christmas show at Snug Harbor on Frenchmen Street, a major night life district located just down river from the French Quarter.

Robert plays several instruments including guitar, slide guitar, mandolin, lap steel, and bouzouki. He sings and writes music, lyrics and arranges tunes.


open mic

chickie gig where yat review
Sunset on Louisianne: Robert Eustis accompanied by Spencer Bohren and Johnny Sansone at
Flyin' High
CD Release Party, 27 November 2011
Frank Cole, Steve Wulff, Robert Eustis. Laurie O Dawes, Flyin' High CD Release Party

1. Flyin’ High © 2009 Robert Eustis

2. Full Go Round
Roy Book Binder © 2003 Bookspace Music (BMI)

3. Panama Hat
Eric Bibb, Barry Saunders, Steve Simpson
© 2001 Bug Music Company (BMI)

4. Mr. Crump
Frank Stokes


5. Daybreak
Steven Fromholtz
© 1969 MCA Music Publishing, a division of Universal Music Corp. (ASCAP)

6. Death Don’t Have No Mercy
Gary Davis © 1960 Chandos Music (ASCAP)

7. Easy Moments © 2008 Robert Eustis

8. Sunset on Louisianne
Brian Stoltz and Zachary Richard
© 1991 Sony/ATV Cross Keys Publishing o/b/o Long Overdue Music (ASCAP) and Bayou des Mysteres Music (BMI)

9. It Ain’t Easy Being Me
Chris Knight and Craig Wiseman
© 1998 Almo Music Corporation (ASCAP), Universal Music - MGB Songs (ASCAP) and Bash Music

10. Save the Bones
Danny Barker, S. Graham
©1988 Criterion Music Corporation (ASCAP)

11. Broke Down Engine
Willie McTell
© 1931 Southern Music Pub. Co., Inc. (ASCAP)

12. Goin’ Home
©2005 Robert Eustis and Laurie O. Dawes

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