Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Tumbleweed Rob to release album

TUMBLEWEED ROB WOLFSKILL of the Award-winning Western Music group,THE TUMBLING TUMBLEWEEDS releases new solo album called A FORK IN THE ROAD.  The album is set for official release on MARCH 1, 2013.

“Rob Wolfskill is one of the most talented entertainers to break into the Western Music scene in this decade! [He] is a huge talent, and if you have marveled at his past works wait ‘til you hear what he is up to now!”
-Juni Fisher, WMA Entertainer of the Year

TUMBLEWEED ROB WOLFSKILL, Leader of THE TUMBLING TUMBLEWEEDS has gone solo with his new project, TUMBLEWEED ROB & THE SOUTHWEST JUNCTION and has just completed production on his first solo album titled, “A FORK IN THE ROAD,” set for official release March 1, 2013. Rob’s new solo album features himself with his new band called, THE SOUTHWEST JUNCTION.  The members of Rob’s new band are Tumbleweeds alumni, DAN DUNGAN on bass and JESSE OLEMA on fiddle plus new members CRAIG FERGUSON and JOHN LAMBDIN switching off on guitar.  The new album also features guest artist, banjo player JOHN NELSON on two tracks.

Tumbleweed Rob Wolfskill is a veteran performer who is best known as the Leader of one of the top acts in the Western Music genre called The Tumbling Tumbleweeds.  With A Fork in the Road, Rob sets his sights on his own life span of influences, from his Southwestern American roots to the music of his formative years exploring a more contemporary personal side of his artistic calling and giving the folks who have come to know him a closer look at who he is as an artist and as a person. “It’s easy to hide behind characters as cartoony and big as The Tumbling Tumbleweeds. It’s time to step out from behind the plaid and let people in a bit,” Says Rob, “It’s more interesting for me and hopefully it will be more interesting for my audience as well.”

Born in Los Angeles, CA and a descendent of the Chiricahua Red Paint Apache people Rob has very strong ties to his heritage and a strong affection for the American Southwest.  His songwriting style is both very personal and also very heavily influenced by the Acoustic Roots Music he has been drawn to throughout his life time.

A Fork in the Road is a multi-genre effort combining elements of Americana, Roots, Country, Western and Pop.  The Album was Produced by Rob Wolfskill andmastered by Grammy-winner Dave Glasser at Airshow in Boulder, CO.  The songs featured on A Fork in the Road include the title track, Fork in the Road, a song initially written by Rob for good friend and ex-band mate, R.J. Mills upon his departure from The Tumbling Tumbleweeds and from California.  The song has since become an interesting fore-shadowing of the disbandment of The Tumbling Tumbleweeds and Rob’s farewell to that chapter in his life.  Other songs written by Rob are When You Look At Me, a bouncy, “heart-breaky honky-tonk shuffle,” Ida Lou/Ida Lee, a heart rendering cowboy waltz with a powerful story, Life in Kid World, a very contemporary ballad about the light and dark side of childhood and It Might As Well Be You, another contemporary acoustic pop song about mustering the courage to step out from the shadows and follow your calling.  Other songs featured on the album are,Dixie Lily and Roy Rogers, both written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin, Rob’s, western ballad version of Home Again by Carole King, Robert Castleman’s The Lucky One and Joyce Woodson’s, I Don’t Want to be a Cowboy Anymore.

A Fork in the Road by Tumbleweed Rob & The Southwest Junction is set for official release on March 1, 2013.  The CD will be available for purchase , and . The digital download version will be available at ,   For more information go to .

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