There is a voice in Denver that needs to be heard, and that voice belongs to singer/songwriter Rob Drabkin. The stellar combination of his voice, guitar playing and lyrics make his concerts a must see. The path of music that he walked on is a story of complete madness. He began playing electric guitar at age 11, rocking out to the likes of Metallica and Guns N' Roses, found jazz when he enrolled in the jazz ensemble, and then found the acoustic guitar, thanks to Ted Reece, which helped strengthen his playing and develop his ear.
This would mean a continued concentration on music, correct? Nope, not for Rob. He kept playing, as a hobby, but went to Trinity College and graduated Phi Beta Kappa in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology and Spanish.
Just as Ray LaMontagne's music world changed one morning when he heard Stephen Stills on the radio, Rob's epiphany came one night in New York City when he decided he wanted to sing. The only issue was that he had never sung before, but that need impede him. He threw himself in the fire, spending six to eight hours a day working on his voice and developing further skills on the guitar. The rest is history. He's been in many at many venues and radio stations in Denver, taken his voice across the nation, played on stage with the likes of Colin Hay, Tim Reynolds, John Butler Trio, Raul Midon, Reed Foehl, and even had the chance to perform for former President Bill Clinton.
He can captivate any audience, whether it's a small gig with him and his guitar, or a bigger venue with his full band. His latest CD "On These Heavy Feet," reminds me of the Counting Crows CD "August and Everything After" in the sense that there is no other way to listen to it then hit play, sit back and listen to the entire CD play on through.
Rob's music can be heard and CD's can be purchased at: www.robdrabkin.com, and has pages on both Facebook and MySpace. A listener will not be disappointed. Check out his tour schedule and get a firsthand experience of the greatness that is Rob Drabkin.