"Just about everywhere I’ve ever been, I’ve played music – in homes, in pubs, around campfires – and the people I’ve played with have been everything from close friends to complete strangers. With them I sometimes learned, sometimes taught, and sometimes stood silent in complete awe of their musical genius." - Rob Clark
New Album - Two Hands On The Wheel
Some rock, some country, this album is mostly upbeat and fun to listen to with one wonderfully dark track. The album represents the best songs from 5 years of songwriting and features some great Colorado musicians. On a few tracks the guitars go big.
"I listened to the disc several times on the way home. I love it -- Rob puts just the right clothes on those songs. Production and recording are stellar and really make them come alive! -Michael
"Two Hands On The Wheel is phenomenal! I have not taken it out of my player since I got. It just keeps going round and round -- and sounds better every time I listen. Fantastic song writing, and very well executed!" -MD
"I cannot stop playing your Two Hands On The Wheel ...LOUDLY...in my car. Lyrics and harmonies are getting locked in..." -- Cheryl
Wonderful music, catchy singalong tunes
This is a fantastic first release from Rob Clark. Professional and radio friendly start to stop. You will find yourself singing along on the second play. This music is ready for prime time and radio play.
Pure-bred Americana... full of hooks, raises an instant knowing smile
A resident of Boulder, Colorado, singer-songwriter Rob Clark has been a constant on his local scene for the last few years, hosting jams and playing shows wherever he can. He plays his music - for the most part, blue-collar country-rock with a streak of rock n' roll nostalgia - with enthusiasm and vim, and plenty of talent. He's been writing songs for 30 years, so there was no shortage of road-tested material to choose from when it came to recording "Two Hands On The Wheel" and it's an album that plays well, and retains a singular artistic vision, from beginning to end.
Pinning down his influences isn't altogether straightforward, though I imagine artists like Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty and Steve Earle have provided inspiration as Clark has developed his songwriting skills. He certainly understands the importance of narrative within his chosen genre, and the short stories collected on "Two Hands On The Wheel" twist and turn, and never lack sustenance for hungry imaginations.
Beginning with one of his strongest songs, "Black Thunderbird At Night" is pure-bred Americana, with plentiful references to cars, girls, music and long hot summer nights. It's a classic combination, which Chuck Berry probably invented and many have imitated, so it's to Clark's credit that he not only brings something new to the table, but does so with a song that's full of hooks, and raises an instant knowing smile. I think my favourite may well be "First One Back to Town". It's stripped-back arrangement oozes atmosphere, and Clark is in exceptional vocal form.
Absolutely great country sound
If you love country music and even if you don't this is a fine CD. Lyrics are definitely not the same old thing. From the first surprising notes to Rob's fine baritone voice , his honest feeling for his songs, superb back-up musicians, and the wonderful recording quality, this entire album is exciting. Buy it - You'll be richly rewarded!
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