Robbin Steel & the Last Band
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Robbin Steel & the Last Band

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"big time Nashville producer"

A big time Nashville producer of many household name stars said of the Moonshine Modem CD…….” I have been listening to this CD everyday on my boat. It’s the best new music I have heard in 10 years and that’s why I don’t think it would fly. It’s TOO good and that's too bad.” "What you have to understand, Rob, is that radio stations don't want music that is too good. If a very good song comes along they avoid it because marketing studies found that when the public hears a good song they more than likely will tune in another station upon hearing the next "average" song that is played. It is as simple as that."
" I don't make the rules, I have to follow them."
- not published


In 1997, a Banjo driven CD called:
Moonshine Modem- Pretentious & Self-indulgent
was released locally and received local air play as well as a featured spot on the NPR “Car Talk” program. Audio files & sales from a now defunct web-site prompted some air play in Europe and a few invitations to come tour there. Napster has "These could be the good times" from this CD listed under The Last Band On Earth and this song was a winning entry selected for a city-sampler on a United Way promotion CD to benefit the homeless. More info at-



The basic rhythm section that is Buddy, John & Rob have been together in various bands for 25 years. This most recent incarnation has these three in their home studio once a week at work on fifteen diverse tunes with help from a woman jazz vocalist, a Gospel/blues singer and an award winning banjo player. All have been journeymen players in the past, touring with bands and doing studio work for others. The occasional live gigs may include a full line up or just the trio. They will play a few benefits and parties with no net (no rehearsals)......just relying upon the backlog of songs they have known to suit the mood of the listeners.

The current task of completing the fifteen songs for a CD is their top priority even though the one night a week pace could be considered leisurely. The material is introduced by Rob and then shaped into a finished product by all of the band.

The material seems to flow from many influences. Frank Zappa, Eric Dolphy, Sun Ra, Peter Green, NRBQ, Hendrix, Nina Simone, Sandy Shaw and maybe a little sixties pop.