A special thirsty Thursday with the Rob McHale Band
August 4th 6 to 9 PM
Rob McHale is a North Carolina-based Folk-Americana artist whose songs can take you through a small town, down a dirt road or on an historical journey – and bring you back home again.
Rob’s music can be heard on FM radio stations worldwide. His 2014 release ‘ Fields ‘received critical acclaim in the US and Europe.
"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
In 2015 Rob shared the main stage at the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival in Okema, OK with Ellis Paul, The Red Dirt Rangers, Butch Hancock, Terri Hendrix and Lloyd Maines, and won second place in the Woody Guthrie Song Contest. The Rob McHale Band was
featured at the Charlotte Folk Society’s Gathering for a concert at the Great Aunt Stella Center in May of 2015.
Danny McCloskey, Editor, The Alternate Root Magazine, writes: “The real prize with the North Carolina songman, however, is what is felt with his songs, the way his words offer experience, advice and overviews of life. Rob is old school folk singer, his voice a
guiding beam on Fields, his recent release”. “He has released an excellent record again…Particularly warm blooded songs delivered
with an equally hot blooded voice.”
CTL ALT Country Magazine - Belgium
Well deserved, too, that he's been compared to both Neil Young, JJ Cale and a bunch of other of the greats of his generation. For this is the feeling you get when ageless right folk/americana is served.
Bear - Popgeni Magazine, Sweden
In addition to general performances Rob is the founder and host of the legacy Summit Coffee Songwriters Showcase in Davidson, NC featuring talented local, regional, and touring artists.