Plain-Spoken, Emotive Rock, with Unexpected Instrumentation, as Robins Crafts a Personal Collection with a Russian Twist
Debut CD, Dedicated to Singer-Songwriter’s Three Daughters, is, Literally, “Everything That Matters”
Underlying Patriotism of an American Abroad Fuels a Pair of Tracks; Album Out October 25th
With plain-spoken, emotive lyrics and unexpected instrumentation, singer songwriter Gregg Robins crafts a heartfelt debut CD dedicated to his three daughters. Robins, a Bronx transplant living in Russia, builds engaging songs that are direct and conversational in tone, many driven by the pain of a broken marriage, the estrangement from and ultimate reconciliation with his daughters, and the hope of finding new love. On the October 25th release ‘Everything That Matters’, Robins’ understated delivery is often juxtaposed by lush instrumentation, ranging from strings to klezmer-infused solos to songs that suggest a Native American rhythmic undertone, and more.