Robert German

Robert German

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Biography

Trading his rural upbringing for bustling city streets, Robert German moved from Oklahoma to New York City when he turned 20, shortly after teaching himself to play guitar.

Now 28, German lives in Brooklyn and fuses folk, jazz and blues to create his music. Classically trained in voice, German layers his songs with vocal variations, from clicks to trumpet-sounding wahs. His signature finger-style guitar playing has drawn comparisons to both Nick Drake and Ani DiFranco.

German has hit number one on Sirius Satellite Radio's Channel 109 three times with his songs "Open Wide", "Marlboro Man" and "Open Wide." Along with his debut album Sirens of Brooklyn, German released "Marlboro Man" as a single in April 2006 which was distributed nationally with the DVD for Brokeback Mountain through Wolfe Video.

Robert is currently working on his second album and constantly touring.

His influences include Ani Difranco, Tori Amos, Dar Williams, Joni Mitchell, Happy Rhodes and Louis Armstrong.

German calls Sirens a "quirky and honest" collection of songs. He says both the landscape of Brooklyn and the collapse of a five-year relationship inspired the album.

Discography

Marlboro Man(CD Maxi)
Marlboro Man(12" Vinyl)
Sirens of Brooklyn(album)

Radio/Internet Radio/Podcast Play
National Public Radio's Open Mic
Sirius Satellite Radio(Channel 106)
The Village Voice's High Bias with Uncle LD
Radio Crystal Blue(podcast)
Great American Music Hour(podcast)
Here with Josh and Sara(podcast)
East Village Radio
Brooklyn Heights Radio
WORT Radio, Madison WI
Koop 91.7 Austin, TX
WSLR 96.5 Sarasota, FL
90.5 Jefferson, NY
The Joey Reynolds Show on WOR Radio 710HD
Visitronix Radio(podcast)
Lovetastic.com(podcast)
Wanda Wisdom(podcast)
Homopod(podcast)

Set List

Robert Mostly performs his original material including:

Follow Me Home
Open Wide
Walking Song
Well Formed Man
Lemon Scented
Fishnet Sailor
Follow
Sirens of Brooklyn
This 2 Shall Pass
Marlboro Man
Hiding from Your Pain
Before You Go
Knock on my door
Single File
Mama Don't Like No Chocolate
Unplug
Flapjacks
Throw that Box
The Siren
The Ocean and the Easel
Life Was Simple
God in the Telephone Book
Afraid of the Dark
Big From Down Here
Down So Low
The Prayer Circle
The Factory
Last Angel Fell
Glitters and Sparkles
Keep Walking
The Western Front
Siberian Winter
Bootylicious

Robert does some covers including:

Ani DiFranco:
-Itch
-Both Hands
-Untouchable Face

Dar Williams:
-Christians and the Pagans
-The Beauty of the Rain

Leonard Cohen:
-Famous Blue RainCoat

PJ Harvey:
-The Dancer

Tori Amos:
-Ode to the Banana King
-Take to the Sky

Joni Mitchell:
-All I Want