Rob Carlson
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Rob Carlson

Lexington, Massachusetts, United States | INDIE

Lexington, Massachusetts, United States | INDIE
Band Pop Singer/Songwriter

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Jul
29
Rob Carlson @ Furey's Cafe

Lowell, Massachusetts, USA

Lowell, Massachusetts, USA

Oct
14
Rob Carlson @ WSCA 106.1FM

Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA

Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA

Aug
15
Rob Carlson @ Bull Run

Shirley, Massachusetts, USA

Shirley, Massachusetts, USA

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Singer-songwriter-guitarist Rob Carlson is no stranger to the Boston music scene. From his earliest days, rocking roadhouses with The Barker Gang, to his musical director's gig with reggae artist Dell Smart & Exit In, Carlson has proven himself to be one of the area's finest musicians.
On his new CD, You Better Call Someone, Carlson steps out on his own and offers up seven well penned songs that feature superb playing, excellent vocals and clever songwriting that touches down on pop, blues, jazz and folk. The album is rich with musical and vocal magic and features the powerhouse tracks in the progressive slide masterpiece "Pay Hay Okee," the honky tonk of "You Got To Be Shitting Me," the clever "100 Decibel Shoes," and the Latin infused "Toxic Cameo." - Douglas Sloan - Metronome Magazine Boston


Acoustic Showcase - Lexington MA
"Rob Carlson on lead guitar.  As usual, he knocked our socks off (after he blew us out of our shoes). As well as being an occasional speed demon, Rob's got real soul"  
"Finally we welcomed back Rob Carlson, guitarist and singer extraordinaire. I get an enormous kick out of listening to him -- so smooth, quick, assured and gifted. His music gets to my gut, heart and head. That's a nice combination!"
- David Keevil


"Nice summertime tunes with catchy vocals and some great playing, join the party!"
- Stu Hamm, Bx3 / Joe Satriani
San Francisco, CA

Review for Caribbean band I play and write for

- Tworack Publishing


"Nice summertime tunes with catchy vocals and some great playing, join the party!"
- Stu Hamm, Bx3 / Joe Satriani
San Francisco, CA

Review for Caribbean band I play and write for

- Tworack Publishing


Discography

" On his new CD, You Better Call Someone, Carlson steps out on his own and offers up seven well penned songs that feature superb playing, excellent vocals and clever songwriting that touches down on pop, blues, jazz and folk. The album is rich with musical and vocal magic and features the powerhouse tracks in the progressive slide masterpiece "Pay Hay Okee," the honky tonk of "You Got To Be Shitting Me," the clever "100 Decibel Shoes," and the Latin infused "Toxic Cameo." [D.S.] "
- Douglas Sloan, Metronome Magazine - Boston (Nov 26, 2012)

Received airplay in the Caribbean, Europe and US for the Sure Ya Right CD

New 7-song CD to be out soon called, You Better Call Someone

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Rob graduated from Berklee College in 1997. He focused on jazz arranging, the music of Brazil and lyric writing. I have also studied voice (8 years) with Joanne Messier (Boston Conservatory). Studied with Rich Falco and Toshi Iseda before Berklee

Robert Carlson has been hard at work as a songwriter and performer and has opened for the following artists: Johnny Winter, Edgar winter, Ronnie Earl, Roomful of Blues, James Cotton, Sugar Blue (Rolling Stones Harmonica player), Vassar Clements, Treat Her Right, Matt "Guitar" Murphy (Blues Brothers), Luther Johnson, Moses Roscoe, Jimmey Buffet at the Tweeter Center (Bud Tent).

He received two Billboard Certificate Awards for two of his songs on a blues rock CD. One tune got to number 6 on the UK Demo Chart 1991.
Rob wrote 6 tunes for the Caribbean/reggae band Dell Smart and Exit/In's latest CD: "Sure 'YA Right!". Released July 2006. Ronnie Earl and Paul Rishell are featured on separate tracks. This CD has received airplay in Belize City, St.Thomas/Virgin Islands, LA, MD and NYC. Received good recognition from performing on FOX TV 10.

Rob also contributed lyrics and music for a Brazilian indie film
"Frontiera", the composer's name is Zeca Barros. He works for the Secretary of Culture in Brazil.
Rob's partner in Brazil, Guilherme Vaz have started a production company called RWCSagaz. They're getting a lot of local musicians to record, which adds a lot of different styles to the music.

If anyone would like to see a score in PDF format I can email it to you. Stylistically it's a classical/world composition

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