Robyn Ludwick
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Robyn Ludwick


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"2006 SXSW Best Local Set"

Robyn Ludwick's No Depression Showcase Voted Best Local Set SXSW Music Festival by David Lynch of the Austin Chronicle - Austin Chronicle, David Lynch

"Top 10 Album by Country Standard Time Magazine"

Andy Turner of Country Standard Time Magazine puts For So Long in his Top 10 for the year - Country Standard Time Magazine

"Austin Chronicle Top 10 Best Texas Album of the Year"

Austin Chronicle Votes For So Long among Top 10 Best Texas Records of the year for 2005 - Austin Chronicle, Margaret Moser

"Texas Monthly Magazine's Lead Record Review"

"Now and then a young artist arrives with such confidence that you wonder where he or she has been hiding....Robyn Ludwick sounds like neither of her siblings' work. She slips into a comfortable evocative country warble. And she's an even better writer...songs like El Dorado and Virginia leave you with haunting reverberations" - Texas Monthly Magazine, Jeff McCord

"NO Depression Magazine - Making Her Own Name"

Town and Country - March 2006

...As for the songs themselves, they make the case that Bruce's keen eye for detail and Charlie's knack for throwing a "shit" now and then are in the doesn't take long to figure out her own hard headedness influenced the choice of name on the spine of the CD...Joe Nick Patoski - No Depression Magazine

"Austin Chronicle Review of For So Long"

Robyn Ludwick, whose debut album For So Long ought to land her in local Top 10's for 2005. That she's sister to Bruce and Charlie Robison only partly explains her stunning display of songwriting craft....Margaret Moser - Austin Chronicle, Margaret Moser

"For So Long climbs to No. 1 on the Euro Americana Chart"

For So LOng stays at the top of the Euro Americana Chart for 6 months, rising to No. 1 in December 2005. - Euro Americana Chart Dec. 2005


This album features 11 original songs by Robyn, expertly backed by Austin all-stars such as Mike Hardwick, John Ludwick, Andrew Nafziger, Eddie Cantu, Michael Ramos, Rich Brotherton, and Warren Hood to name a few. Contributing vocals on selected tracks are Eliza Gilkyson, Karen Poston, Warren Hood, Eleanor Whitmore, and Charlie and Bruce Robison. Too Much Desire was recorded at Premium Sound Recordings studio in Austin, Texas.

Ludwick’s first album, For So Long, released in 2005, was named a top 10 album of the year by the Austin Chronicle and influential Austin public radio station KUT-FM and went to No. 1 on the Euro Americana Music Chart. It earned her a raved-about SXSW 2006 showcase (sponsored by No Depression, the Americana magazine) and a slot at the ’06 Austin City Limits Music Festival.

Enclosed are three select tracks from Too Much Desire from singer-songwriter Robyn Ludwick, which is scheduled to be released in February 2008. Too Much Desire was produced by John Ludwick and Mike Hardwick and combines elements of roots music with rock and roll to create a truly unique sound - tunes she describes as “tender and tough; Southern poetry with dirt floors and electric guitars.”



Many a green song writer has squeezed callow lyric from near-empty diaries, hoping that one day life might catch up with their words. Robyn Ludwick entered the world of song primed by years of life lived. When pen did come to paper, it teemed with ink—and was driven by a hand softened by love and strengthened by life.
Her earliest nights found her sprawled across the folding chairs of many a Hill Country dancehall, eyelids closing on her grandparents, as they twirled each other over creaky wooden floors. Her older brothers would grow to be Two of Texas’ favorite sons, Bruce and Charlie Robison.
While her schoolmates were embracing the rituals of small-town Texas; Robyn was teaching herself guitar and sneaking off to Austin, immersing herself in the city’s wealth of live music. Eventually she’d settle there, where rent was paid working the door at the world famous Continental Club. Robyn shared many a lean meal with her brothers in those South Austin days. From their Goodwill couch, she plotted a stable future for her and the family she hoped to one day have. She shelved dreams of a career in music and enrolled in The University of Texas School of Engineering and eventually took work in that field. Just after she and husband John “lunchmeat” Ludwick had their first child, and felt their road had been paved, Robyn was laid off. The intensity of such life changes woke Robyn’s sleeping songwriter.
"It just pretty much poured out at that point. I guess it was time, you know." Robyn cashed in her pension, and dove headlong into her craft.

The critics agreed that it was time, as 2005’s For So Long , Produced by the legendary Danny Barnes of Bad Livers, was named a top 10 album of the year by both the Austin Chronicle, and renowned Austin public radio station KUT-FM. It went to No. 1 on the Euro-Americana Music Chart and earned her a raved-about SXSW 2006 showcase (sponsored by No Depression, the Americana magazine), and a slot at the 2006 Austin City Limits Music Festival.
After many acclaimed performances for American and European audiences, Robyn got to work on her second album. Too Much Desire, another set of soulful originals. Released in 2008 to many a stunning review, contributions from Grammy nominee Eliza Gilkyson, Rich Brotherton, Mike Hardwick and more, coalesce with a timeless execution on Robyn’s part, the effect of which is, as AllMusic puts it: “…elegant and graceful as a straight razor; it takes no prisoners, makes no apologies. In other words, it's just drop-dead gorgeous.”
Look for Robyn’s latest, Out of these Blues, when it hits the rack this year. It features a dizzying cast, including Producer/Multi-instrumentalist Gurf Morlix (Lucinda Williams, Blaze Foley), Ian “Mac” MacLagan (Small Faces, Faces, Rolling Stones), John Ludwick, Eddie Cantu, Gene Elders (George Strait, Lyle Lovett), Trish Murphy, and Slaid Cleaves.