Rob McHale

Rob McHale

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Folk - General | Statesville, North Carolina, United States
Total Song Plays: 1,462   
Member Since: 2002
   Last Login: 12/5/2019

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Bio

Rob McHale is a North Carolina based Folk Artist. His songs can take you through a small town, down a dirt road, on a historical journey and bring you back home.

His songwriting has won awards or mention with Billboard and American Songwriter Magazine, Woody Guthrie Folk Festival, and Dallas Songwriters.

'Prophets on the Boulevard ' - March 2018 reached #8 on the Folk DJ Charts-"
"Prophets on the Boulevard is definitely one of the best albums thus far in 2018, consistently good from the first song to the last " ?Ken Nagelberg, WHYR 96.9 FM, Baton Rouge, LA


' Tom Dooley and Friends ' was released October 1st, 2016 and landed the #2 and #9 songs on the Folk DJ Charts and was the #8 Album. The project was a dedication to historian and artist Edith Carter, founder of Whippoorwill Village and the Tom Dooley Museum.

In addition to general performances, Rob is the host of the Longest Running Songwriter Showcase in the Carolinas, The Summit Coffee Songwriters Showcase in Davidson, NC. The monthly Showcase is the longest running showcase in the Carolinas and features talented local, regional, and touring artists and international artists. The Showcase starts celebrated it's 100th show in September 2018.

"Music of a hundred years ago, from yesterday or today - whenever you place them, the songs of Rob McHale should be taught in school, because they reflect vibrant history, the value of tradition and living social comment. This North Carolina-based poet, musician and composer writes folk Americana songs that walk you through their narratives in an entirely involving way. They bring home the wealth of heritage and place it firmly in the present, they observe the days we live in and offer valuable meaning." Tom Franks, Folk Words Magazine, London , England

" A socially conscious writer with intelligent lyrics " Randy Walker - WSGE 91.7

" I hear shades of Young, JJ Cale and many of the best writers of our generation" Christopher Anderson - Victory Music, Seattle, WA

"" Contemporary Songsmith who has the unique ability to combine thoughtful salt of the earth lyrics with intriguing melodies and complex rhythmic harmonies on acoustic guitar. Great Stuff! " - Mark Ponischil The Great Aunt Stella Center, Charlotte, NC

Influences

Eric Clapton, John Gorka, Richard Shindell, The Beatles, Van Morrison, Colin Hay, Wilco.