A 2011 Kerrville New Folk Finalist and 3rd place winner of the 2010 North Carolina Songwriters contest, Rob has just released his impressive new CD “You. Must. Stop.” The CD features the award winning tracks “Like You Do” and “Why They Play The Games” and the country infused tune “Love You As You Break My Heart”.
The project was recorded in Nashville, TN with rising star producer and guitarist Thomm Jutz (Producer and Guitarist Nanci Griffith)and an all-star group of Nashville players including Barry Walsh (Gretchen Peters, Boxtops, ) on piano and keyboards, Mark Fain (Ricky Skaggs) on the bass, Fatts Kaplin (Roy Bookbinder, Tom Russell), and John Gardner (Dixie Chicks, Earle Scruggs, James Taylor) on drums.
The foundation tracks and vocals for the project were essentially recorded live in a 2 day session that captured the interaction between these songs and these top musicians. Baltimore based songwriter and folk diva Karyn Oliver provides harmony vocals and expressive color to Lytle's versatile, likeable, and emotionally honest vocal performances. As expressed by one fan, these songs will “stick with you like gum in your hair!”
Rob Lytle is best known as one of the mainstays of the Boston singer songwriter resurgence of the 90's. and has performed at legendary venues including Passim, Café’ Lena, The Folkway, The Old Vienna Coffeehouse, and the Bread and Roses and Lowell Folk Festivals. His songs and performances offer audiences a heart filled melodic sensibility, sense of humor, and emotional connection that is deceptively simple, powerful, and real. After nearly 12 years away from active performing, Rob has been taking the east coast by storm and generating excitement and “buzz” with promoters, fellow performers, and acoustic music fans.
Rob currently splits his time between Raleigh, NC, Philadelphia, PA, and Boston, MA.