Rob Robinson and the Dixie UnderRunners

Rob Robinson and the Dixie UnderRunners

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It's Jimmy Rogers meets R L Burnside

Biography

Rob Robinson and the Dixie UnderRunners
“Jimmy Rogers meets R L Burnside”

Rob Robinson is a soft-spoken Southern gentleman from Mississippi, but if you listen to the lyrics on the 6 CD’s he has written and produced, you quickly realize he has a lot to say. The listener is immediately drawn to the nuance and craft of his lyrics as well as the sonic integrity of his studio production. Rob Robinson and the Dixie UnderRunners new CD, “When Pigs Fly”, is full up with the earthy Rhythm Oil that only comes from Mississippi Mud.
Rob has written for Bill Lowery Music and recently produced “The Side Effects of Dying” for Southern Tracks (released Oct. 2005). Bill Lowery Music has licensed music from the CD to HBO, BBC and The Discovery Channel. Three songs from the CD have already been recorded by other artists including Gary U.S. Bonds and “The Latin Sensation” Jadi. The CD is also getting play on over 50 Americana/AAA stations.
Rob is an award winning producer. The Black Eye CD he produced for Whirlybird won a “Best Recording Award” from The RMS Music Society and charted on college and Adult Contemporary Radio. Rob wrote and produced 3 CD’s and played over 500 shows with Fearless Freap, “One Of Nashville’s Best Rock Band’s”, according to The Nashville Banner. Rob has written, sung and produced demos, CD’s for other artists and commercial music, including national jingles for Ford Motor Company.
Rob is currently a partner at NDE Records.com, an internationally distributed independent label. He has recently directed publicity and radio promotional campaigns for artists including CCMA Band of the Year, The Road Hammers, Whirlybird, Reynolds Robinson and others. He has also been a booking agent, for acts including Tim McGraw, Joe Diffie, and Collin Raye.
Rob grew up in Louisiana and Mississippi and sites a melting pot of musical influences such as R.L. Burnside, Robert Johnson, Willie Nelson, Dr. John, The Reverend Gary Davis, Bob Dylan, and his sister Melinda, a classical pianist. His musical style is an earthy mix of rock, blues, Dixieland and country.

Lyrics

Cane Pole Fishing

Written By: Rob Robinson

WHEN I WAS A KID I KEPT A HOOK AND A LINE
WRAPPED AROUND A CORK IN MY BACK POCKET ALL THE TIME
IF I THOUGHT THERE WAS A FISH IN ANY WATER HOLE
I WOULD FIND A STAND OF CANE
AND I WOULD CUT MYSELF A POLE

AND I WAS CANE POLE FISHING
CANE POLE FISHING
CANE POLE FISHING ON THE BAYOU

THE WORST WHIPPING I GOT WAS WHEN I BROKE THE TEACHERS RULE
OF NO FISHING WITH HIS DAUGHTER DURING RECESS AT THE SCHOOL
THEY FOUND US (SKINNY DIPPING) HALF NAKED HER LITTLE HAND IN MINE
WITH A BUCKET FULL OF PERCH AND ANOTHER ON THE LINE

YEAH WE WERE CANE POLE FISHING
CANE POLE FISHING
AIN’T NOTHING IN THIS WORLD THAT I WOULD RATHER DO
TAKE YOU CANE POLE FISHING ON THE BAYOU

WHEN THE STORY GOT AROUND
I STARTED FINDING SECRET NOTES
FROM EVERY GIRL IN TOWN
AND THEY ALL WANT TO GO

YEAH WE WERE CANE POLE FISHING
CANE POLE FISHING
AIN’T NOTHING IN THIS WORLD THAT I WOULD RATHER DO
TAKE YOU CANE POLE FISHING ON THE BAYOU

When Pigs Fly

Written By: Rob Robinson

I’VE BEEN ROOTING AROUND
LORD I’VE TURNED UP EVERY STONE
SEARCHING FOR A REASON
MY GOOD LOVE HAS GONE
THEN IT HIT ME LIKE A BEACON
SHINING FROM UP HIGH
YOU SAID YOU’LL BE MINE
WHEN PIGS FLY

WHEN PIGS FLY
YOU’LL BE MINE
I’M GONNA FLOAT UP AND WRITE YOUR NAME IN THE SKY
I’VE HEARD THE HEART OF A PIG IS JUST LIKE A MAN’S
AND NOW I CAN UNDERSTAND THE REASON WHY
WHEN PIGS FLY

I KEEP MY NOSE TO THE WIND
MY FEET BARELY TOUCH THE GROUND
THEY CACKLE IN THE BARNYARD
BUT THEY CAN’T HOLD ME DOWN
YOU SAY I’M PIG HEADED
GIRL THAT AIN’T NO LIE
BUT YOU’RE GONNA EAT YOUR WORDS
WHEN PIGS FLY

WHEN PIGS FLY
YOU’LL BE MINE
I’M GONNA FLOAT UP AND WRITE YOUR NAME IN THE SKY
I’VE HEARD THE HEART OF A PIG IS JUST LIKE A MAN’S
AND NOW I CAN UNDERSTAND THE REASON WHY
WHEN PIGS FLY

NOW I CANT MAKE SILK PURSES
FROM AN OLD SOWS EAR
BUT I’M GONNA CATCH A MESS OF WIND
AND FLOAT UP OUT OF HERE

WHEN PIGS FLY
YOU’LL BE MINE
I’M GONNA FLOAT UP AND WRITE YOUR NAME IN THE SKY
I’VE HEARD THE HEART OF A PIG IS JUST LIKE A MAN’S
AND NOW I CAN UNDERSTAND THE REASON WHY
WHEN PIGS FLY

Discography

2007 Rob Robinson and the Dixie UnderRunners "When Pigs Fly"
2005 Reynolds Robinson "The Side Effects of Dying"
2001 Whirlybird "Black Eye"
1999 Fearless Freap "Alchemy"
1998 Fearless Freap "BeanBag"
1996 Fearless Freap "Sucking the Existence"