Poplar Bluff, MO
- Member Since: 10/05/2003
- Main Genre: Americana
- Other Genre(s): Americana, Bluegrass, Blues, Country, Folk, Honky Tonk, Southern Rock, Gospel
- Instruments: Guitar (Acoustic), Drums, Harmonica, Other String (e.g., Banjo, Ukulele)
- Other: Vocals (Lead), Co-writing experience, Gigging (performance), Vocals (Harmony)
- Collaborates: Yes
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Independent Song Writer Magazine says of Robb Bledsoe: August 2001
Robb Bledsoe, RINGO FORD 12 sides. If Peter, Paul and Mary had not been together in the 60's one of them would have sounded this way. 4 STARS Rhett Ashley, International Country Music Association, January 2002 Newsletter
Robb Bledsoe has a smooth, warm voice with a wide vocal range and a style that is sometimes compared to Gordon Lightfoot, Waylon Jennings, and Andy Williams. Robb's vocals are well suited to his pop, folk and ballad singing and song writing. His finger picking is very pleasant to the ear.
Robb is currently performing an acoustic solo act singing Americana, folk songs, ballads, children's songs, and gospel, and performing in a traditional country music band. Robb writes and performs several of his own songs that are well received and covers many popular songs of the 50's 60's 70's, including a few TV theme songs. While he interprets songs of many genres, his first love is folk music and love ballads.
Robb's musical influences come from several genres and writers, including Johnny Cash, Tony Joe White, John Fogerty, Willie Nelson, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Gordon Lightfoot and James Taylor. Robb's favorite artists include those above as well as Emmy Lou Harris, John Hartford, Richard Hefner, and Patsy Cline. He has performed at Generations Night Club in Sunset Hills, MO, Borders Books, Music and Cafe, the Cahokia Public Library, St. Louis Downtown Parks Airport Concourse, the Focal Point in Maplewood, MO, the Cahokia Illinois Old Time Music Fete, several coffee houses in the St Louis Area, and has been heard on radio station KDHX FM88.1 in St Louis as well as other stations across the US, Australia and Europe. He also performs for private parties and picnics in the greater St Louis Metro area.
Robb's song entitled SHILOH appears on SONGWRITERS COMPILATION DISK II published by Millennium Records in Nashville, TN. and enjoys distribution throughout Europe. He was published in SINGOUT! The Folk Music Magazine Spring 2001 issue.
Robb was voted Songwriter of the Month for September 2001 by readers of Independent Songwriter Magazine.
International Country Music Association has awarded Robb the prestigious Gold Standard award for his song SHILOH.
Robb?s CDs, RINGO FORD and MILE MARKER 49, are available at www.cdbaby.com/robbbledsoe2. He encourages fans to bring tape recorders to his concerts.
Robb has served as ecclesiastical leader to two congregations in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, worked as a Sunday School teacher, youth counselor, and volunteer reading tutor. He taught hunter safety classes and American Sign Language. Robb teaches songwriting classes at Forest Park Community College part time, and holds seminars in songwriting in the St Louis area.
Robb is a member of the AF&AM Emeth Lodge 1030, ASCAP, Folk Alliance, Nashville Songwriters Association International, Cahokia Songwriters Association, American Federation of Musicians Local 29-717, UAW Local 1887, and an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Learn more about Robb and his latest music at www.cdbaby.com/robbbledsoe2 or http://groups.msn.com/RobertLeeBledsoe.
Contact Robb at:
518 St Dorothy Dr
Cahokia, IL, 62206
618 337 7251
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS: Song BLACK BAYOU certified Airplay Gold by Airplay International, 2002.
Sept 2001 Song writer of the Month by Independent Songwriter Web Magazine.
Pick of the month by Independent Songwriter Web Magazine. Nominated for Artistic Career Achievement Award from Nashville Tennessee Music Industry, Aug 2002
Nominated for King Eagle Songwriter Award July 2003
Founder of Cahokia Songwriter Association.