My Next Project: Lullabies from the Heart - Songs of Love and Comfort
September 18, 2013
It's been sometime since I have communicated with you all to let you know what's been happening in my world. Some of you probably already have heard that I have been dealing with some health struggles, which is true; but things are getting better and I am feeling stronger each day.
In the midst of my recovery, I was encouraged to work on a new project. In some regards, it sounded like the last thing I should do. However, the theme of this new project really spoke to my spirit and gave me a great desire to move forward and do something to express the struggle of my recovery from many aspects – mentally, physically and emotionally.
So out of all of this was born "Lullabies from the Heart" — an inspiring collection of songs of peace, love and healing. I have decided to reach far beyond my gospel roots and select music that really speaks to my spirit and soothes my soul. My prayer is that this music will do the same for each of you!
You can get more information about "Lullabies from the Heart" by going to www.LullabiesFromTheHeart.com. Please sign up there to receive updates on the project. You can also learn how to donate to the Kickstarter campaign.
On September 5, 2013 we launched a Kickstarter campaign to help pay for the many expenses associated with producing and marketing the new CD project. We have until September 30, 2013 to raise the funds we need to fully support the project.
I want to see this project hit the streets and reach the world, but I really need your help. Whatever amount you can give to support this project will be appreciated.
And please help us spread the word about this project by sharing with your family and friends on Facebook, Twitter, etc.
Thanks in advance for your support. I love you all and look forward to seeing you all very soon!
May 11, 2011
"I had the opportunity to sing with Tim Frantzich at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Brainerd. It was truly a taste of heaven. Thanks, Tim, for asking me to be a part of this evening. I will never forget it!"
Read a review about the event.
October 28 and 29, 2011
On October 28 and 29 I participated in St. Joan of Arc's Cabaret -- an event so huge and wonderful that it has to be done in two nights instead of one! It was absolute fun this year. The Cabaret always reminds me of the abundance of talent here in the Twin Cities. We are so blessed! Both evenings I shared a Spiritual entitled "Po Pilgrim of Sorrow". I also got a chance to share the stage both nights with my friend, the ever talented Tim Frantzich. We performed "Mountaintop". I love this song. The words were taken from a speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. that Tim has put to music. It's so stirring and pure. Thanks, Tim, for letting me sing with you.
Photographs by Bill Cameron
May 19, 2011
About a year and a half ago I recorded an album entitled, "Signature", which is a album that focuses on my voice. There aren't a lot of bells and whistles on the CD -- just me singing along with my fabulous friend and pianist, Sam Reeves. I thought I would share a clip of this song with you. This performance was done at a benefit for Haiti that was done last fall and was offered to me courtesy of Sota Sounds -- Sound Engineer, (Don Rice), Videographer, (Patrick Epstein), and Minnesota School of Business (Kyle Woods). Also a big thank you to Duane Hendrickson!
April 14, 2011
I thought I would post a few more photos from the "live" recording concert. Enjoy!
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March 31, 2011
I had to share some photos that I received of the "Live" recording concert on Saturday, February 12, 2011. I am still reeling from all the excitement and am working furiously to get the CD edited, mixed and ready for sale. Be patient. It will be coming soon!
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March 8, 2011
For several years I have been participating in St. Joan of Arc's Cabaret. It's a wild celebration of music that I have come to enjoy. Last year I performed "When I'm Still" from my "I Believe" CD project. Take a listen and let me know what you think about the song. I really like it!
June 19, 2008
I'd been hearing a lot of talk about a billboard on Highway
I-94 East near Albertville. I had to do a performance
and workshop up in Thief River Falls so I decided I
would purchase a disposable camera to take a picture of
the billboard. When I saw it, I couldn't believe it. I
knew it was there but seeing the billboard was really
believing. It was overwhelming to see an image of myself
that large. All I can say is if you're traveling east
into the Twin Cities on I-94, make sure to take a look
at the billboard and shoot me an e-mail.
I'd love to hear from you.
May 10, 2008
Last year, I was fortunate enough to work with the Lincoln High School Choir in Thief River Falls, MN. It was a wonderful experience. I will be working with them again in the month of May. Additionally, I'll be traveling with them this summer to New York City to perform at the Lincoln Center. It will be a blast! Here are some shots from performances that we did together earlier this year. Their director, Darcy Reese is one of a kind. She's exactly what every rural community high school choir needs.
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March 30, 2008
On Saturday, March 29, I performed in Ulen, MN at the Top Hat Theater. We had a mighty 400 people in the audience and they all seemed to be ready to hear some great Gospel music. I had my usual team with me -- Sandy Hodges (alto), Valerie Robinson (soprano), Annette Hardy (tenor) and, of course, the incomparable Sam Reeves on piano. We performed several pieces from my new release, "I Believe" from Tyrol Hill Music. At the end of the evening, we made long trip back to Minneapolis and got in town around 3:00 AM. It was grueling, but I would do it again in a heartbeat. (Attached is a photo from the concert.)
February 28, 2007
Back in January 2007, I took a remnant of the TCC Gospel Ensemble to sing with me in New York City for the annual Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) conference. I showcased with the group and we had great turnout at the showcase. I guess you're saying, "Robert, get to the point." Well, here's the point: We actually got some presenters who saw us at the New York APAP conference to book us. Last weekend, I took a small group of three singers and a pianist (my usual group) to Cartersville, IL to perform at John A. Logan College and also to West Salem, IL to perform at the Marie W. Heider Center for the Arts. Both performances went really well! I'm so excited to see some performances come through from our showcasing in New York. The audiences in both cities really seemed to enjoy our performance and we might be returning again very soon. Who knows!
February 5, 2007
This January, I started out the year doing studio work preparing for my new CD project, "I Believe". It's an easy-listening CD project from Tyrol Hills Music. When the owner of Tyrol Hills Music came to me with the idea of doing an easy-listening CD, I had to laugh. I mean, I really laughed. As you know, my voice is pretty big and I would have never thought about doing a full album of easy-listening music. But, believe it or not, I did it. The album is done and I will be doing release concerts throughout the summer promoting the new project. It is currently available online at www.robertrobinsonmusic.com. You can also pick it up at one my release concerts. I have two scheduled around Father's Day -- one at the Paramount Theater in St. Cloud on Thursday, June 12 and another on Father's Day (Sunday, June 15) at the Hopkins High School Auditorium. Tickets are on sale now and I want to see you all there!!