The Christopher Robin Band

The Christopher Robin Band

BandRockSinger/Songwriter

RockGrass: The music genre born from the sounds of Christopher Robin; the attitude and sound of Rock music infused with the fast beats of Grassroots music-Bob Marley and Tony Rice meet Jimi Hendrix

Biography

"From Fairfield, Conn. to a little apartment in San Francisco to Music City, USA - Nashville, Tenn. to the mapmakers - singer/songwriter Christopher Robin has seen and done it all, a traveled troubadour cut from the same cloth as the music legends he so reveres" (Play Magazine.) Since he picked up the guitar and taught himself how to play at the age of 14, his musical roots have included personal lessons from artists like Michael Hedges, Gregg Allman, Wayne Henderson and Garth Webber, yet his tone, chord structure, feel, searing solos and sense of melody remain truly his own. At the age of 16, Christopher Robin started writing all of his own music and now draws from his own catalog of 200 plus songs. "All of my songs are true stories - I've had residency in seven different states - and there's been a lot of stories. They're about all the things I've done, from sailing on tall ships to being a cowboy in Colorado, to playing for Kings, Queens, Princes and Princesses in Europe, or the Hells Angels in California, to your typical love-on-the-rocks kind of thing." At the age of 18, he studied with independent luthier Brad Nickerson, building his own acoustic guitar to perform upon. After completing his guitar in 1993 he moved to San Francisco to start his career as a performing singer/songwriter. Working side jobs as a guitar tech for the Jefferson Starship, and the Gregg Allman Band. Christopher has sat in, played, written or recorded with many of this countries great musicians, and living legends. From these experiences Christopher has learned a variety of styles from rock, acoustic, folk, blues, country, bluegrass, even reggae from the legends and unsung heroes who have mastered their craft. Christopher's dedication to music and learning from others has made him the versatile player he is today. This dedication has also proved to be the corner stone in the foundation of his Rockgrass sound. Christopher Robin has accomplished what every musician sets out to do; he has developed a unique, individual voice, a music undeniably his own, a sound that is recognizable from the first note. "After more than a decade of paying his dues and soaking up the wisdom of seasoned, storied performers, however, Christopher Robin is now poised to become one himself" (Play Magazine) Christopher has opened for and shared the stage with artists including Joe Higgs, Clarence Clemmons, Gregg Allman, The Marshall Tucker Band, Shooter Jennings, Jackie Pearson, Reggie Young, Del McCoury, Jimmi Hall, Peter Yarrow, Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater, Paul Thorn, Berry Oakley Jr., Loren Rowan, Bee Spears, Richie Albright, Mark Matejka, Big and Rich, Don Was, Tony Joe White, and Steve Cropper among countless others. Additionally, Christopher Robin is often called upon to sing and play guitar for the original "Lady Outlaw", Jessi Colter. These experiences have earned him the reputation of being a true musician's musician in addition to being a high-energy crowd pleaser. With three CD's under his belt, Christopher and his band of all-star players, including his "Little Brother" Trevor Taylor, continue to maintain an extensive national touring schedule.

Lyrics

Take it Slow

Written By: Christopher Robin

TAKE IT SLOW:
(verse:1)
walk outside, listen'n to the highway
wishin' it was the ocean
comin' to wash me free

they say I could be the next best thing
but talk is cheap and nothin' comes easy

if it all fell apart today
I'd have only me to blame for things not going my way

(Chorus)
take it easy
take it slow
all these days will come around
and just as fast, they will go

(verse:2)
it's true you can't win 'em all
but think real big, and start out small

now listen to the same old sound
now let the highway be your key

in America, the land of liberty
it's all here to take, but nothin' is free

life's great failure is a man who stood tall
just givin' up and accepting the fall

(chorus)

(bridge:)
life can take the strongest man
and bring him to his knees
the same pain can take the man of steel,
break him down, beggin' darlin' please

Up at the River

Written By: Christopher Robin

UP AT THE RIVER:

blue ridge blue ridge calling me home
get up off the couch and unplug the phone
kicking it down up at the clear water
i lay with her up at the river (x2)

in an old oak hangs a long long rope
where the kids all dance and smoke their dope
jump on out and swing on over
i lay with her up at the river (x2)

crickets sing and the bullfrogs shout
in the summer heat bare girls shake about
take her hand and lead her to the water
i lay with her up at the river (x2)

throw in your line life's simple things are fine
jump on a rock and you talk that talk
just sit tight those old fish will bite
i lay with her up at the river (x2)

Long Way to the Top

Written By: Christopher Robin

There are those mornings that I lie awake
searching for a reason to rise
There are those moments that your mind can't fake
'Cause your strugglin' just to open your eyes

so don't you think too much
'cause the real feelin' and the meanin' will pass you on by

(Chorus)
And it's a long, long, such a long long, way to the top
And it's a long, long, such a long long way, way to the top
But a not so, not so far to Drop
Back on down, back on down

(Verse2)
So you roll on back over just trying to sleep
Hoping that soon there'll be a sign
About adventure in life
Not Monotony in minutes
Passed pondering on questions of why?

so don't you think too much
'cause the real feelin' and the meanin' will pass you on by

(Chorus)
And it's a long, long, such a long long, way to the top
And it's a long, long, such a long long way, way to the top
But a not so, not so far to Drop
Back on down, back on down

Discography

1995 'Sinking Ship'
2003 '949 Steiner'
2006 'Truth'

Set List

We typically play a 3 hour non-stop show!

Selection of Original Songs - from a catalog of 200 songs

Sinking Ship (1995) all music and lyrics written by Christopher Robin
-One More Though of the Day -Old Letters
-Tied to the Tracks -Misunderstanding
-Sinking Ship -Still
-Waging War -Laying Around the Shanty*
-On the Highway *adaptation of Jonathan Edwards song with added lyrics by
-L’Envoi Jimmy Hall and Christopher Robin

949 Steiner (2003) all music and lyrics written by Christopher Robin
-Up at the River -Miss You Already
-Little Madeline -949 Steiner
-Southern Comfort -Dixie
-Back Down to Nothing -Take it Slow
-I Want to Wake -Savannah
-I Can Still Remember

Truth (2006) all music and lyrics written by Christopher Robin
-Long Way to the Top -Riding on a Dream
-Little Less Regret -Your Song
-Best of Y