The venerable Bluegrass Situation is premiering my song “Lonely People” on their website right now, along with a little commentary!
If you’ve ever shouted along to the crowd-participation parts of this tune at a show but wondered what the recording sounded like, well, finally, here’s your chance to answer that pressing question.
Please take a listen HERE.
I was the guest on a recent episode of Music Business Connection.
Me and host Terrance Schmansky talked about a bunch of stuff over the course of 30 minutes: music marketing, getting my start in music, influences, and more. Check it out…
063: Why You Need Good Friends In The Music Industry, With Chris Robley
It’s been a busy week for me in the world of wonderful radio.
XRAY.FM’s Hello Cruel World show played my new song “Lonely People,” and both the inaugural episode of their Alive With Pleasure show and the Forever Now show spun “Fisher King.”
Meanwhile I was a guest on Portland Radio Project’s morning rush-hour show last Monday, playing live versions of “Fisher King” and “Mission Bells.”
On Friday afternoon, I was the guest on KBOO Community Radio’s program THE SONGCIRCLE, playing a few songs live, spinning tracks from the new record, and chatting about pop music, Sesame Street, barnyard animals, Arthurian legend, Maine vs. Oregon, fatherhood, Harry Nilsson, and more.
Any and all visits to Portland, Oregon must begin with a pilgrimage to Powell’s, the greatest bookstore on the planet, where I like to look through the lit mag racks for poems written by some of my writer friends.
… and usually resulting in a hefty purchase. This visit actually wasn’t too pricey:
Then I played a show at Al’s Den as part of my friend Lincoln Barr’s weeklong residency there. Here he is playing one of his newer tunes, kind of a mix between new wave pop and the Great American Songbook, if you can imagine it:
I played a fun set and then together we tried a handful of covers we’d never performed before. Chance!
The next day I drove up to Little Rock, Washington for a night of music at Music on the Mounds, an awesome camping/concert series that featured my friends in Moody Little Sister:
And here’s the setting:
After the final concert there was an epic campfire singalong that lasted until 7am. My vocal chords and fingers were miserable, but my spirit was up, up, up — and then I slept until 4pm.
A few days later I played a show with the aforementioned Moody Little Sister and the incredible Mike Coykendall at The Stone, which doubled as a Project Pabst (a rad summer music fest) raffle event. Here’s Mike…
After an exhausting week, the view from the window seat on my flight home to Maine:
In the midst of my PledgeMusic pre-sale for THE GREAT MAKE BELIEVER, I forgot to share a link to the interview I did early last month — but HERE IT IS — PledgeMusic’s conversation with me about poems vs. lyrics, the meaning of the new album title, and why it took me five years to put out a record.
We hit 100% of the funding goal for my new album with 24 days left to go! Thank you for helping me make this music a reality.
Here’s a little clip of me, Rob, and Naomi working out the harmonies to one of the new songs for the first time:
So, now it’s time to master the album (set for mid-July) and get all the artwork finalized — which will be handled by my friends at Chicken 3000:
If you haven’t pre-ordered THE GREAT MAKE BELIEVER and you’d like to come along on the last few months of this crazy journey of releasing a new album, please visit www.PledgeMusic.com/ChrisRobley.