About Rob Lytle

Allan Cackatt of Maverick Music Magazine called Rob’s latest CD “ The musical equivalent of a previously undiscovered Gainsborough” and raved that it was “one of those all-too-rare albums where every track is a standout”.   Fred Schmale of the Real Roots Café wrote that “Rob's voice is strongly reminiscent of Jonathan Edwards and so is the music...Beautiful songs, beautiful melodies, somewhere between folk, country and pop."

These reactions, and many more like them, represent the re-launch of a promising performing career that was put on hold for nearly 14 years.  Says Rob “ A performer that I respected told me one night that ‘you can’t go anywhere with one foot in the boat and one on the dock’, and I decided that he was right – and that I needed to get out of the “boat” and focus on my family.”

“ I never had any regrets about that…but there came a point recently where I knew it was time to sing again” 

The last 4 years has seen the results of that musical rebirth with an appearance as a finalist in the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festivals “New Folk” completion, juried showcase appearances at the Northeast, Southeast, and Southwest Folk Alliance Conferences, the release of his CD “You. Must. Stop.”, and a busy national touring schedule.

 

Information and Booking

Many who hear Rob Lytle sing, live or on recording, wonder why they have not heard of him before.  Allan Cackatt of Maverick Music Magazine called the Rob’s latest CD “ The musical equivalent of a previously undiscovered Gainsborough” and raved that it was “one of those all-too-rare albums where every track is a standout”.   Fred Schmale of the Real Roots Café wrote that “Rob's voice is strongly reminiscent of Jonathan Edwards and so is the music...Beautiful songs, beautiful melodies, somewhere between folk, country and pop."
These reactions, and many more like them, represent a rebirth of a promising performing career that was put on hold for nearly 14 years.  Says Rob “ A performer that I respected told me one night that ‘you can’t go anywhere with one foot in the boat and one on the dock’, and I decided that he was right – and that I needed to get out of the “boat” and focus on my family.”
“ I never had any regrets about that…but there came a point recently where I knew it was time to sing again” 
The last two years has seen the results of that musical rebirth with an appearance as a finalist in the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festivals “New Folk” completion, juried showcase appearances at the Northeast, Southeast, and Southwest Folk Alliance Conferences, the release of his CD “You. Must. Stop.”, and a busy international touring schedule

The project is available to DJ’s via Airplaydirect  (www.airplaydirect.com/roblytle) and is distributed by CDbaby ( www.cdbaby.com/cd/roblytle ).  Booking inquiries can be directed to Heart and Hope Music at P.O. Box 3053, Oak Bluffs, MA, 02557 or to heartandhopemusic@gmail.com.

 

Previous Recordings

Rob Lytle, 1996 - Rob's self-titled CD was co-produced by folk veteran guitarist/songwriter Geoff Bartley, who also plays guitar on the project. Other back-up vocalists and musicians include Dar Williams, Ellis Paul, Amy Malkoff, Lori Fassman, Eric Kilburn, Franco Estille, John Sands. and pianist Dan Shapira contains ten songs including "Cry For The Working Man", and "That's My Head That's Talking".