A singer songwriter, covers, originals, blues and Bossas. A high-tenor singer with a great dynamic range! A guitarist (Berklee) with a high-energy approach to music, and heart felt! Can also bring in a bass player and percussionist.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 45 - 120 minutes
Unions: Non Union
What to Expect
A high-energy performance whether a ballad or uptempo song. Full throttle vocals and guitar work!
Influenced by the years working in rock and blues bands: Barker Gang
(rock), King Snakes (blues) and Skypiece (vocal pop).
He got to open for some of his favorite artists: Johnny Winter, Edgar
Winter, Ronnie Earl, Roomful of Blues, James Cotton, Sugar
Blue(harmonica player for the Rolling Stones), Vassar Clements, Treat
Her Right, Matt "Guitar" Murphy (Blues Brothers), Luther "Guitar"
Johnson and Moses Roscoe.
Carlson also shows a strong love for jazz and progressive musicians
like Frank Zappa and Michael Hedges, both had a huge impact on his
Rob also learned a lot about music attending Berklee College of Music,
where he majored in jazz arranging, songwriting and the music of
Brazil, which continues to inform Carlson's musicianship.
Additional Booking Notes
I can supply a PA for small rooms, and have a 2000 watt PA for bigger venues.
New Age instrumentals, covers like Don't Know Why by Norah Jones, or Don't Stop Believing by Journey (on acoustic guitar). You'll hear blues from Muddy Waters to Delta country blues. My originals have a bluesy rock and jazz flash to them.
Influences & Inspiration
I'm a fan of blues, brazilian, pop music and jazz. I got to open for some of my favorite artists, Johnny Winter, James Cotton, Ronnie Earl, Jimmy Buffeet (Bud Tent in Mansfield)
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