City Folk, the 10 song full length, can be described as a cross between the Americana and Modern Folk genres and is reminiscent of the greats Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie. His unique and stylistic vocals have been referred to in the press as very Dylan-Like. States the Vagabond Café, “Rob is what Dylan would have sounded like with a pleasant voice.”
The innovative story-telling ability of Robert Rossi is prevalent throughout this great record.
The title itself, “City Folk” is an unabashed play on words: stylistically it describes Robert’s musical form and conceptually it speaks to those dwellers of the city around him, those in New York. Complex lyrics carry his growing sense for melody and harmony, creating music in its most pure form. In Robert’s own words, “City Folk is an acoustic interpretation of the current New York City music scene”. Its economy and organic qualities are an outright attempt to refine more simply the complex world surrounding him. City Folk is the first collection of songs written by Robert upon moving to New York City. And it is the first collection of songs to be produced by him as well.
The proposed single from the new album “Spring Song”, is one full of hope and opportunity for the coming season while all your troubles are washed away. Other top picks on the record include “Single-Engine Heart”, “The Cost”, and (A Prison Song) for Rita.
Be sure to catch Robert’s live performance at the Bitter End located at 147 Bleecker Street in New York City on Monday May 13, 2013 at 8:30pm where he will celebrate the release of “City Folk” for all to enjoy. The new record is currently available on CD Baby and by digital download on iTunes. You can learn more about this energetic young singer/songwriter and his latest record at the following URLs
Official Website- www.robertrossimusic.com
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