Rod Webber

Rod Webber

BandAlternativeAcoustic

A quirky mix of mainstream and madness, Webber stitches his lyrical conundrums and infectious melodies into a truly original tapestry that keeps 'em coming back for more. Webber has charted on college radio throughout the U.S. and Canada and can be heard regularly weekday mornings on WFNX in Boston.

Biography

Rod Webber, Rod Webber, Rod Webber- Eventually the name alone becomes as infectious as his catchy material.

Dubbed by The Boston Globe as being "one of those utterly unassuming, ridiculously artistic people," this maverick, Boston-based singer/songwriter is cracking the unfortunate bland typecast that has fallen upon his genre.

Writing and recording material at break-neck speed, Webber shifts through varying music styles effortlessly, but is always able to do it in his own highly identifiable way. His uncanny approach to songwriting has caught the attention of a wide range of people, from some of the powers that be in Nashville to die-hard Pink Floyd fans in Europe. All this despite having a voice that Roderick himself describes as sounding like he just chugged a jarful of hot tar and broken glass.

It seems as if there’s a sect in the music biz that agrees with there being a place for Webber. So far, this year, Rod has been selected to showcase at NEMO, Millennium, Dewey Beach and advanced as a finalist in the recent MOVA songwriting competition. Most of all he’s developing a fanbase from his recent West Coast and Deep South tours. There is a bit of anticipation developing for the release of his new single "Syd Barrett Blues" and his upcoming self-released album Eastertown. The single has been getting positive press from Pink Floyd fanzines in the US and Europe. Their support was very important, considering the song is about the band’s founder.

Also, with positive reviews in publications such as The Boston Globe, Music Connection, The Weekly Dig, Ink 19 & Northeast Performer, and having charted internationally on college radio, it’s no wonder why Rod Webber has performed in such known Boston venues as The Middle East & Bill's Bar, as well as NYC's Knitting Factory. On top of that, Rod has shared the spotlight with Bo Diddley and Kerry Campbell(of WAR) and was invited to join folk-legend Dakota Sid Clifford and his son Travors on stage at their annual Bendover party. Rod Webber is also a regular at Cirque Du Singe Brisé, a showcase of acoustic and eclectic talent that started in Boston and will soon be touring.

Of course the folks that listen to New England’s leading commercial alternative radio station, WFNX, know Rod for his work on their morning program, The Swasey Show. There, Webber penned and recorded its theme song along with an endless string of comedic tracks and on the spot music-gags.

Rod Webber has several self-released CD’s available and spends most of his time doodling and working on films when he gets away from the guitar. If you can catch him sometime, you’ll begin to believe that anything can happen if you follow this pie-eyed piper into his own little world. The path he’s on clearly leads to a cliff, but he makes you want to take the walk anyway.

Rod Webber is available for both solo performances or with his band.

Discography

The Following are all full lengths:

Eastertown, GOODBYE, THE YOU I KNEW, BURNED MY FEET ON MEAT STREET

Set List

Rod Webber has a band set that can last up to an hour. He has a solo acoustic set that can run up to two hours or longer. For those of you looking for something in the world of covers, Rod does enjoy poking fun at pop culture and occassionally drops in a couple that you just wouldn't expect to hear on an acoustic guitar. Past favs include: Snoop Dogg's "Gin and Juice," Brittany Spears' "Hit Me Baby One More Time," and a jazzy rendition of Metallica's "Enter Sandman." That said.... Whether it be electric, acoustic, or somewhere in between, Rod has been setting fire to friends and foes alike for years, so make yer mind, and make it fast, but in the end, we know you'll still want to be friends.....