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Robert Deeble

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  • Years Active: 1990s, 2000s


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All Music Guide:

Robert Deeble's spirit-infused lyrics are paired with a subtle, minimalist style that echoes old folk heroes like Leonard Cohen and Nick Drake. His first album, released with his band, Days Like These, was a critical success and featured a duet with Victoria Williams, "Rock A Bye." Days Like These never performed outside of the L.A. area and disbanded soon after their first release. His second album, a solo effort entitled Earthside Down, was released in 1998 and featured the production work of Anthony Arvizu and Stephen Hodges (best known for his drum work with Tom Waits). They helped augment Deeble's spare sound with cellos, timpani, gongs, and electronic elements, creating a sound that treads a line between folk and ambient music.


Robert Deeble (born 1966) is an American singer-songwriter originally from Long Beach, California, now based in Seattle. His recordings have been noted for their orchestrated arrangements, a subtle, minimalist style of production, and lyrical content. Robert's last full length album "Heart Like Feathers" released after a six-year hiatus.

^ Kane, Rich (February 19, 2004). "Robert Deeble—Thirteen Stories". OC Weekly. Retrieved September 24, 2011. ^ Proefrock, Stacie. "Staff Writer". All Music Guide. Rovi Corporation. ^ "Robert Deeble : Heart Like Feathers". iTunes (editoria). Retrieved Feb 7, 2012. ^ Macintosh, Dan. "Exploring his own ugly truths without flinching". Emusic. Retrieved Feb 7, 2012. 


Robert's first album, Days Like These, featured a duet with folk heroine Victoria Williams on the song Rockabye. Subsequent recordings included such music industry veterans as Rachel Blumberg of The Decemberists, cellist Melissa Hasin, vocalist Anna-Lynne Williams and drummer Stephen Hodges (musician). Robert has toured throughout the US and New Zealand and has shared bills with: Low (band), Ida (band), Songs:Ohia, Sam Phillips and Over the Rhine.

^ Keith, Bill. "Staff Writer". Trinity House Theater. Trinityhouse.org. Retrieved 2002. ^ Sutton, Robert. "Singer Songwriter Robert Deeble Brings Seattle Folk Flavor to SXSW". Yahoo! News. Yahoo! News Network. Retrieved Mar 18, 2010. 


Heart Like Feathers (2012)This Bar Has No One Left (2005)Thirteen Stories (2003)EarthSide Down (1998)Days Like These (1997)

Vinyl 7"s[edit]

Bad Time for Love 7"' (2014)Boots of Spanish Leather 7"' (2002)

Digital EPs[edit]

Letters from an Expatriate (live 2013)Me I'm From LA Where Nothing is Sacred (live 2009)

Digital Singles[edit]

Undertow / Ring Them Bells (2012)Heart Like Feathers (acoustic) (2011)

Compilations (featuring Robert Deeble)[edit]

The Round Compilation (2011)Preserve – Fractured Discs Compilation (2003)Eye of the Beholder II – Tract Records Compilation (2002)May Your Song Always Be Sung: The Songs of Bob Dylan, Volume 3 – BMG Europe (2002)'By The People For The People – Jackson Rubio Compilation (1997)

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