The Bicentennial Stage is made possible by the Peyton Anderson Foundation to feature local acts to honor Macon’s Bicentennial Celebration.
Robert Lee Coleman began his guitar career as a very young man. That’s one of the reasons that many musicians that came up in the same era are no longer alive. As the title to Coleman’s last cd suggests, he’s “What Left”. But Robert Lee Coleman isn’t sitting back and reflecting on the past. He’s playing somewhere every week and acting as a mentor of blues music to a younger generation of musicians. Mr. Coleman is Macon’s own ambassador of the blues.
Robert played for Percy Sledge from 1965 to 1969. He then joined the JB’s, the backing band for James Brown. He toured and recorded with James from 1970 to 1973 and his guitar work can be heard on “Live at the Apollo”. If you appreciate blues and want to hear the real thing then Robert Lee Coleman is the man you want to see!