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Rob Lytle

After a nearly 14 year break from performing, the past four years have been a whirlwind musical rebirth for Rob Lytle with a busy touring schedule, an appearance as a finalist in the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival “New Folk” competition, multiple juried showcase appearances at the Northeast, Southeast, and Southwest Folk Alliance Conferences, and the recent global release of his new CD (a hypocrite of heart and hope).

His 2011 CD -- You. Must. Stop. -- reached the top 25 for folk and roots radio in both Europe and the US and was praised by Maverick magazine as “the musical equivalent of a previously undiscovered Gainsborough” and “one of those all-too-rare albums where every track is a standout.” Fred Schmale of the Real Roots Café wrote that “Rob's voice is strongly reminiscent of Jonathan Edwards and so is the music...Beautiful songs, beautiful melodies, somewhere between folk, country and pop."

Throughout the early 90’s, Rob played many of the top northeastern folk clubs and festivals of the time including Passim, The Old Vienna Coffeehouse, The Folkway, Caffé Lena, The Bread and Roses Festival, and the Lowell Folk Festival.

He released several albums during this period including, including Trust Lust (1990) and A Troubadour to the Neighborhood (1993). His self- titled CD, Rob Lytle, (1995) was co-produced by guitarist Geoff Bartley and featured harmonies by future folk mainstays Dar Williams, and Ellis Paul. One of his songs from that album, Cry For The Working Man, has been described as a labor classic and has received ongoing airplay around the world.