Rob Lytle
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Rob Lytle

Nomans Land, Massachusetts, United States | SELF

Nomans Land, Massachusetts, United States | SELF
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"Rob Lytle shines on his new CD titled You. Must. Stop."

Rob Lytle is a singer-songwriter on the rise. His new CD titled You. Must. Stop. was recorded in Nashville and aside from featuring many fantastic players, Lytle shows himself to be an irresistible artist, the kind whose vocal tenderness and lyrical honesty compel you to listen to him. These twelve tracks show intricacy of songwriting and insightfulness of the human condition. - Bill Copeland Music News

"House Concert Review"

"Rob's clear voice and soulful songwriting have you laughing one minute and crying the next. His songs come from the heart and touch you from a place of knowing well the human spirit." - - Ashara Stansfield, Kick Off Your Shoes Concerts

"Gum in your hair!"

"His songs stick with you like gum in your hair"
- Kricket, 2010 Kerrville Folk Festival, Fan Comment (Jun 01, 2010)


"Rob is a fearless performer and writes songs that people love and remember. It is always a treat when he comes to town"
- Dave Simons , Promoter / Founder of Philly Music LIVE , Philly Music Live

""Cry For The Working Man" is a Classic..."

"A classic in the tradition of "Time To Ring Some Changes", "Borderlines" and "I Don't Want Your Millions", this song celebrates the working man in hard times... it is even more relevant today than when Rob wrote it...a brilliant piece of songwriting!" - Steve Jerrett, Host, The Sunday Morning Coffeehouse, 89.5FM, Columbia Mo

"If you like..."

"Soft spoken vocals and subtle arrangements recall the sounds of
Paul Simon, the Byrds, and Gram Parson." - The New England Folk Almanac


You. Must. Stop. (June 2011)
Rob Lytle (Self-Titled)1995
I Hope You Like The Music (Live, 1994 - Out of Print)
Troubadour To The Neighborhood (1993 - Out of Print)
Trust Lust (1992 - Out of Print)
This, That, - and The Other Side (1987 - Out of Print)



"His songs stick with you like gum in your hair!"

After nearly a thirteen year break from active performing to focus on his family, Rob has returned and become one of the most talked about "new" performers on the Singer/Songwriter and Americana scenes. The last few years has seen an appearance as a finalist in the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival's New Folk songwriting competition, juried showcase appearances at the Southwest and South East, and NERFA one day, Folk Alliance Conferences, and, most significantly, the release of his impressive CD You. Must. Stop.

Maverick Magazine described the CD, which charted in the top #25 on Folk / Americana Charts in both the US and Europe, as The musical equivalent of an unknown Gainsborough and said that it was one of those all too rare albums were every track is a stand-out.

Rob is also known as one of the mainstays of the Boston singer songwriter resurgence of the 90's. and has performed at legendary venues including Passim, Caf Lena, The Folkway, The Old Vienna Coffeehouse, and the Bread and Roses and Lowell Folk Festivals. His songs and performances offer audiences a heart filled melodic sensibility, sense of humor, and emotional connection that is deceptively simple, powerful, and real.

He currently splits his time between Raleigh, NC and Oak Bluffs, MA.


Rob has been described as a "sonic breath of fresh air" in the world of Americana and Folk music. He writes and sings songs that leave you humming them, and thinking about them, days later. Fred Schmale of the real root cafe says "Rob's voice is strongly reminiscent of Jonathan Edwards and so is the music...Beautiful songs, beautiful melodies, somewhere between folk, country and pop." and Bill Coplands Music News calls him an irresistible artist, the kind whose vocal tenderness and lyrical honesty compel you to listen to him. "

About the most recent CD

The CD features the award winning tracks Like You Do and Why They Play The Games and the country infused tune Love You As You Break My Heart as well as nine other songs which are guaranteed to get stuck in your head.

Says DJ Eddie White " my favorite album of 2011 so far more hooks than a fisherman's hatHis music will be getting plenty of airplay on my show and I'll be championing it to anyone who'll listen.

The project was recorded in Nashville, TN with rising star producer and guitarist Thomm Jutz (Producer and Guitarist Nanci Griffith)and an all-star group of Nashville players including Barry Walsh (Gretchen Peters, Boxtops, ) on piano and keyboards, Mark Fain (Ricky Skaggs) on the bass, Fatts Kaplin (Roy Bookbinder, Tom Russell), and John Gardner on drums. (Dixie Chicks, Earle Scruggs, James Taylor).

The foundation tracks and vocals for the project were essentially recorded live in a 2 day session that captured the interaction between these songs and these top musicians. Baltimore based songwriter and folk diva Karyn Oliver provides harmony vocals and expressive color to Lytle's versatile, likeable, and emotionally honest vocal performances.