Fiona Thompson of the Sunderland Echo reports that a fan was taken aback when Robert stopped by an annual summer fair to inquire about donating a guitar for an auction. Mick Hudspeth of County Durham says:
“He said he had a guitar he would like to donate and asked about what to do.
“He was a very nice bloke, very down to earth and quite laid back.
“He signed the guitar and had his photo taken with the volunteers, but said he was off to Nashville to record with Alison Krauss.”