Robby Rothschild is excited to announce his self-titled solo debut EP, which is slated for release on Friday, July 31. Formerly of the noted duo Round Mountain, Robby’s distinctive style is an American folk music that is strongly influenced by a diverse blend of world musics that the musician has embraced and studied through his travels. The EP features guest performances by acclaimed flamenco guitarist Ottmar Liebert and Kip Winger, the hard rock superstar who has since led an eclectic solo career. “Smiling,” the lead single from the EP, was released on June 5.
“It’s easy to talk about musical traditions and the art of writing songs in the abstract,” Robby says, "but the concrete reality here is that these songs have sprung from the most difficult chapter of my life, and have returned me forcibly to the part of my navel that is music. I’m grateful to humanity—to the many hands that shaped the traditions, and to my friends whose hands and voices help me offer this music to you now.”
Robby Rothschild bio—
Singing songs of his own making, and accompanying them with instruments such as the West African kora, Irish bouzouki, piano, and hand percussion, Robby Rothschild draws from the dual wells of tradition and personal expression. Known for his work with his brother Char in the duo Round Mountain, as well as his recent international tours as percussionist for Kip Winger and Ottmar Liebert, Robby’s solo work represents a furthering of his search into musical wilderness. His musical studies include travels in Ireland and Mali, and immersion in their respective musics, as well as ear training at New England Conservatory of Music, orchestration studies in a municipal conservatory in Paris, and a master’s degree in composition from the University of New Mexico.