One morning last week I recorded a quick holiday song at my friend Michael Krapovicky’s home studio:
Enjoy “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” on this Christmas Robley playlist:
I’m thrilled to say my newest song “Irretrievable Beauty” is out now on:
It’s a psychedelic barroom waltz about the little things — Time, Distance, Love — with what I think is the best guitar solo (remember those?) that I’ve ever recorded. I hope you enjoy.
If you’re in the October mode and want some creepy tunes to soundtrack your Halloween, check out my “Monsters, Murders, & Milltowns” playlist on Spotify. It’s basically the set I played at a Halloween-themed show last week, and I had a blast learning and performing these serious and silly tunes.
Happy final days of FolkRockTober!
A new song of mine recently premiered on Vortex. It’s pretty rockin’ (compared to my last couple albums) and features some simple arithmetic lessons and New Wave-y rhythms.
It’s the first of several singles I’ll be releasing throughout 2017. If you dig, please add the song to one of your playlists. That’s the best ways to support the music you like on Spotify.
And here’s the lyric video:
Hope you enjoy!
Last month I hosted the first of a new reading & performance series at Blue (the best listening venue in Portland, Maine) called VERSES VS. VERSES where writers and songwriters all attack the same theme from different angles.
At the inaugural event in January we had Megan Grumbling, Kathleen Sullivan, and Rob Cimitile (of the band Builder of the House) talking about… “First Times.” The kickoff was really great. A full house. A great audience. Fun contributions from the crowd. And engaging poetry and songs.
For February, the theme is “This Means War” and we’ll be hearing from Portland poet laureate Gibson Fay-LeBlanc, Linda Aldrich, and Doug Cowan of the band Welterweight.
I play at all of these too, so it’s a good chance to see me each month playing a — hopefully — different set of songs while also catching some other talented Maine writers and singers.
It’s always the 4th Monday of every month at Blue — 650 Congress St, Portland, Maine, 04101.
Suggested donation of $10.
Then check out Hits & Misses, a new Spotify playlist of songs from Chris Robley, Chris Robley & the Fear of Heights, and THE SORT OFs, spanning 2005 to today.
If you listen to music on Spotify, there’s a small thing you can do that’d be a big help to me: FOLLOW me there!
Once I get to 250 followers, Spotify will “verify” my account, which opens up some cool possibilities for my music on that streaming service, and I’ll also be able to keep you updated whenever I release new songs on Spotify.
If you have a second, please click “follow” above. It really will be a huge help and I’ll send an immediate psychic hug in return. Thanks!
Last week I did a live in-studio at my favorite radio station in Maine, 98.9 WCLZ, taping three songs plus a short interview. Fun times, and host Brian Farrell was very kind.
Psyched that NO DEPRESSION gave my new album a kind review today. I love that magazine (which is, once again, a print-and-paper magazine). Read the whole review HERE, but — spoiler alert — this is how it concludes:
“Given its spiraling emotions, The Great Make Believer makes for an enticing listen, and, its title disclaimer aside, suggests that Robley is indeed the very real deal.”