A quick sit down interview with master banjoist Mark Unruh about the instrument and his inspiration. You can attend a LIVE masterclass with Mark at grooveKSQ on Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 7pm.
Rob Robinson is an American Singer-Songwriter, Guitarist and Drummer. He has performed a variety of musical styles over the years including pop, rock, country, folk and blues. Rob's interest in music began with the influence of his parents in the early 1960's. His father was a rudimental snare drummer and was very involved in drum and bugle corps. His mom, also a product of the drum corps activity, enjoyed popular music and broadway show tunes. Rob recalls his parents record collection included everything from Military Marches to the musical "Hair". Sinatra, Martin, Streisand, Burt Bacharach and The Carpenters were all part of Rob's early music appreciation before he became engaged in early 70’s rock.
Rob followed in the footsteps of his parents and enjoyed many years in the drum corps activity. He also had a love for popular music and during his teens began forming bands in his hometown of West Chester, Pennsylvania. His passion for drumming and music led him into several original music projects around the Philadelphia area before he landed a job with roots based artist Ben Vaughn. Rob credits Vaughn for opening a new world of music to him. As Rob toured the US and Europe extensively he was introduced to artists such as John Hiatt, Alex Chilton, Jonathan Richmond, not to mention the many independent artists that he met along the way. It was during this time that Rob took and interest in writing. These new influences had a big impact on the direction of his own music and ideas. Rob’s focus would soon shift from drumming to writing and performing his own songs.
If you didn’t catch Duo.Hansen’s performance on Facebook live Monday morning, you can check the entire video out below…
Adam and Julia Hansen - Duo.Hansen - performed on our very first Monday morning Facebook livestream event and were just outstanding. You can check out the livestream video here on the grooveKSQ Facebook page.