Robert Cline Jr.
Robert began his music career collaborating with members of the Subdudes, while living in Colorado. Cline’s debut album, “All The Right Reasons”captured the sounds and songwriting foundation of American music. Having grownup in Texas, his musical roots were in the Church and in choirs yet embraced the Austin flavors. By blending rich harmonies and grooves, Cline’s passion for the songs came alive in heartfelt country waltzes and ballads.
Following his first studio album, Robert began earning his chops touring as a troubadour and performing with members of the Subdudes and later with backing bands such as The Austin A-Team and The Boys from Muscle Shoals.
Cline’s sophomore release, “American Mojo,” is an “homage to Muscle Shoals,” “oozing with spirit and feel” “through various musical styles” that “reflect Robert’s journey across America”– Americana UK.
The “feels” are just as real, according to Cline. The 13 Track EP was recorded with the legends themselves! Featuring members of “The Swampers” and studio musicians such Spooner Oldham, David Hood, and The Muscle Shoals Horns, (who recorded Hit Songs with artists such as Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Wicked Wilson Picket, even Bob Dylan). The B side of the album
reflects the country heritage of the Shoals, with songs co-written with Earl “Peanutt” Montgomery, songwriter of 73 songs recorded by George Jones and original member of the FAME Gang.
Roots Music Report awarded “American Mojo” a four out of four stars
review (4/4 STARS), with both single and album charting in the TOP 5! The album reached #35 on the American Chart with radio air play on over 190 Americana and country stations.
Since the release of “American Mojo,” Robert has logged three successful European tours and thousands of miles across the US, gaining national and international reviews.
Robert has written toured and performed with many of his heroes, including:
Robert Earl Keen, Buzz Cason, Shelley King, James LeBlanc, Shiny Ribs, Carolyn Wonderland, Delta Moon, Willis Alan Ramsey and many other talented artists.
Americana songwriter David Starr released an evocative new album, South and West, on June 8. The project draws inspiration from the bountiful songwriting community in Nashville, as well as the beautiful backdrop of the Grand Mesa near his home in Cedaredge, Colorado.
The album’s lead single, “Don’t Give Me Hope,” features harmonies by Irene Kelley, who co-wrote the song with Starr. “Don’t Give Me Hope”.
Starr served as sole producer of South and West. A reimagined cover of Elton John and Bernie Taupin’s “Country Comfort” is nestled among 11 songs that Starr wrote or co-wrote. The full-length project follows an acclaimed EP titled The Head and Heart, which was produced by John Oates. “David Starr has a voice you will never forget. His music is authentic, his songs are honest, full of emotion and truth,” Oates says.
The release of South and West coincides with the grand opening of the Grand Mesa Arts Center in Cedaredge, an intimate event space brought to fruition through strong community support. Starr helped design the space in order to attract traveling musicians and exhibiting visual artists to Southwestern Colorado. Starr also owns and operates Starr’s Guitars in Cedaredge, a vibrant community located on the Grand Mesa, the largest flat-top mountain in the world.