Rob Blackledge

Rob Blackledge

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James Taylor meets Justin Timberlake, with a nice dose of Stevie Wonder and Jason Mraz. Then out of no where its like Ben Harper pops in to do a duet with Maroon 5, David Mead, and Ben Folds. If you remember the melody, and feel the groove, then its Rob.

Biography

At first glance, Rob Blackledge may seem like a typical singer/songwriter, but to dismiss him lightly would be a mistake. This talented twenty-four-year-old is not only a musical force to be reckoned with, but he's also both ambitious and personable. Although driven to succeed as an independent artist, his main goal is never to let his success get in the way of relating to people.

While in college Rob recorded his first studio album (A Step In the Dark, EP) and played shows with acclaimed independent artists such as Dave Barnes, Jon McLaughlin, Andy Davis and Matt Wertz. He has been touring a since the May 2005 and in 2006 released his second studio record, A Song Like This.

His shows are both energetic and intimate, genuine and entertaining; audiences will not leave disappointed. Though he can rock with the best on stage, Rob Blackledge will be the guy in a t-shirt and jeans, talking to people right up until showtime.

Discography

2005 - A Step in the Dark, EP (produced: Andy Davis)
check out: "if you laugh" and "$8 movie"

2006 - A Song Like This, (co-produced: Rob Blackledge/Josh Reynolds)
check out: "worth takin" , "beautiful mistake" , "one step away" and "get loose"

Set List

The set can be up to 2 hours long. Generally there are 1 or 2 covers mixed in with the 10 to 12 originals. Moving from guitar to piano keeps your ears fresh with each song going in a different direction than the last.
----set list from Austin, TX 5.29.08----
one step away
beautiful mistake/superstitious
if you laugh
trying to say
unwind
get loose
innocent rebel
broadway
make=up song (on the spot freestyle)
worth takin

2nd set----
carolina (taylor)
fire and rain (taylor)
singing like its sunday
$8 movie
harder to breath (maroon5)
our lives
fall down me