My first official full-length project of 2014 went for adds just 2 weeks ago, on February 18th. And it’s doing great! Have you checked out Robby Hecht yet?? He’s a real nice Nashville singer-songwriter; for those of you with AAA rotations or Folk/Roots/Blues charts, or singer-songwriter shows, this’ll especially be a good fit, but he’s got a couple tracks I think anybody should love. I highly recommend actually starting with my late-album suggested tracks (8 and 11); one of them is a really lovely cover of a Gillian Welch/David Rawlings song. Track 2, “New York City”, is another he’s pushing as a single, even has a nice video here, but it’s got a “shit” or two in it so I wouldn’t recommend playing that one on the airwaves without the clean edit, which is included in the download link for radio stations. Time to jump on board the Robby Hecht train!!
The Nashville-based folk scene fixture Robby Hecht will release a new self-titled album on March 25th. Anchored by Hecht’s mixture of shimmering acoustic guitars, understated rhythm section and flourishes of fiddle, horns, piano, & sax, the album “represents a return to the early 70s golden era of acoustic pop where thoughtful, well-crafted lyrics were blended with timeless melodies” (Music City Roots).
Produced by Nashville musician Lex Price (Mindy Smith, k.d. Lang), the 12 songs on Hecht’s new album paint an intimate portrait of the phases of a long-term relationship and a life introspectively lived. “Feeling it Now” delves into Hecht’s experiences with bipolar disorder. “The Sea and the Shore”, co-written with Amy Speace, shows Hecht’s knack for quiet, vulnerable ballads, while “Barrio Moon”—a “spooky murder ballad” as Hecht describes it—tells the tale of a stabbing between friends through dark and haunting chords. Hecht combines the grace and indelible melodies of songwriters like James Taylor and Joni Mitchell with the mainstream appeal of David Gray.
One of American Songwriter’s “favorite Nashville artists,” Hecht—an East Tennessee native—began performing while a student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After living in Paris and San Francisco and fronting the pop band AllDay Radio, he returned to Nashville where he has won several prestigious awards for songwriting and shared the stage with acts like John Prine, Colin Meloy, Lucius, Amos Lee, Iron and Wine, Neko Case, and Josh Ritter.
Hecht will play songs from his new album at shows in Nashville and across the country this spring. He is also slated to appear at the Folk Alliance party at SXSW.
RIYL: Josh Ritter, David Gray, Amos Lee, James Taylor, Ryan Adams, Tom Brosseau
Start With: 8, 11 FCC 2 (CLEAN EDIT INCLUDED IN DOWNLOAD)
SPRING 2014 TOUR DATES:
3/5—Flagstaff, AZ—Coconino Center for the Arts
3/6—Cottonwood, AZ—Old Town Center for the Arts
3/7—Pinos Altos, NM—Pinos Altos Opera House
3/8—Corrales, NM—Music in Corrales
3/12—Austin, TX [SXSW]—Gueros – South By Soup Fest Benefit
3/15—Austin, TX [SXSW]—Threadgill’s World Headquarters (Outdoor Stage) – Folk Alliance Party at SXSW
3/20—Washington, DC—Ebenezers Coffeehouse
3/21—Annapolis, MD—House Concert
3/22—Providence, RI—Bell Street Coffee House
3/24—New York, NY—Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 3
3/26—Cambridge, MA—Club Passim
3/28—Newtown Square, PA—Burlap and Bean
4/3—Duluth, GA—Red Clay Theater
4/4—Birmingham, AL—Moonlight on the Mountain
4/6—Dahlonega, GA—The Crimson Moon
4/7—Knoxville, TN—Tennessee Shines – Knoxville Visitor Center
4/9—Nashville, TN—The Basement
4/26—Columbus, OH—Six String Concert Series – Peggy R McConnell Arts Center of Worthington
5/16—Austin, TX—The Rock Room
5/17—Houston, TX—Anderson Fair
Contact me for a download link if you’re a radio rep!