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by Rob Heath

Rob Heath's debut album
Genre: Pop: Pop/Rock
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1. Let's Go 'round the World Tonight
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2. For Love or Money
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3. Baby I Wanna Do Right
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4. Linda (You Don't Have to Love Me Tonight)
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5. Poor Sarah
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6. Play On (Just One More Dance)
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7. Ba-Boom
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8. I'll Always Wait Here for You
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9. I Don't Wanna Shine No More (Shoe Shine Song)
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10. Some People Have All the Luck
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11. Rider
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Album Notes
...a voice as warm as a winter fire and a finger picking guitar style. Heath sounds exactly like what he is: a song craftsman and a mighty good one at that. Sometimes we forget that craft should be esteemed as highly as art, if not higher. People like Rob Heath remind us. - Maverick Magazine, UK

Rob uses words to paint pictures in the hearts and minds of his audience creating an emotional experience for each person as his music breathes life into every character.

His accolades include a recent nomination for the Canadian Folk Music Awards “English Songwriter of the Year”, a Canadian Radio Music Award for songwriting and the prestigious New Folk Songwriter Award from the renowned Kerrville Folk Festival, He’s written for Glen Campbell Music, Don Goodman Music, and Criterion/Atlantic Music (publishers for Rodney Crowell, Roseanna Cash and Lyle Lovett) and has had cuts with various artists as well as top forty songs of his own.

Rob’s fourth CD One More Day Above Ground is here and surpasses all expectations. Sitting in the producer’s chair once again was Louis Sedmak, who’s produced many award-winning songwriters including Duane Steele, the Poverty Plainsmen and Ian Tyson. While keeping to a roots format, Rob’s album again offers the variety that we have learned to expect – a well-conceived intelligent and lyric-driven blend of folk, country and pop. The title track and first single, One More Day Above Ground, is another day in the life of a bar keeper who has seen it all, heard it all and is just grateful to have “One More Day Above Ground”. Once again, there are also songs that will touch your social conscience such as “Starlight Tours” and “What If They’re Right” and those that just make you feel good like “Mystery of You”.

After recording the guitar-vocals for the album, Rob and his producer (Louis Sedmak) then got the players they wanted from not only Edmonton but Calgary, Vancouver and Nashville to record with them in real time over the Internet using a new piece of software that allows them to hear and talk back to the players who are thousands of miles away. It's as if the players were in the next room.

About his latest, Rob says, “This album at first blush may feel like a mixed bag. What connects these songs is that they are all stories. The title track “One More Day Above Ground” is a reminder to myself that no matter how bad life can seem from time to time its still much better than the alternative. Overall I am optimistic about us although sometimes it’s hard to understand the things we do to each other. If there's a message here its that having faith in ourselves is our only hope.”

Rob’s previous CD A Couple of Times ‘Round the Sun, also produced by Louis Sedmak, is a well-crafted offering that, while down to earth, has depth and understanding. It was well received by Americana and Triple AAA radio in the US and got significant rotation on country airwaves in Canada as well. In addition the album was played on over 200 stations on six continents around the world.

He says, “My last album was a collection of some of the darkest songs I wrote while under contract to Nashville publishers, songs I loved but didn't think would ever get cut by other artists. This album, although sporting a couple of sad songs, has a more up feel overall reflecting probably where I am now and where I think my life is going.”

One More Day Above Ground adds 11 new songs to an already impressive repertoire which captivates audiences and keeps them coming back. Rob is releasing a new CD in early 2013 entitled The Trick.

• Rob’s song “Starlight Tours” won first place in the Calgary Folk Music Festival Songwriting Contest 2011
• Rob was nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award for “English Songwriter of the Year”.
• Over 200 radio stations on six continents are playing Rob Heath’s music,
• He has written for Glen Campbell Music, Don Goodman Music and Criterion/Atlantic Music (publishers for Rodney
Crowell, Roseanna Cash & Lyle Lovett)
• He was a New Folk winner in 2003 at the highly regarded Kerrville Folk Festival.
• Rob’s song “What Do They Know” which won the Canadian Radio Music Award for songwriting.

What they say about Rob Heath...
"Rob Heath was a pleasure to present, and a great way to finish the season. Rob's thoughtfulness and compassion ring out from his songs and stories, and I had many audience members thank me for introducing them to his music." Alyssa Wright, Orillia Folk Society

"Rob Heath was a pleasure to present, and a great way to finish the season. Rob's thoughtfulness and compassion ring out from his songs and stories, and I had many audience members thank me for introducing them to his music." Alyssa Wright, Orillia Folk Society

“Our audience was thrilled with Rob. He had us laughing and rapt in the very human stories his songs conveyed. The guitar players loved his playing, the songwriters loved his songs, and everyone thought his performance was top-notch.”
- George Campbell, Alberta Wilderness Association’s Music for the Wild Concert Series

“The ‘discovery’ of the conference for me was Rob Heath, an artist I was unfamiliar with. An understated performer, Rob puts across his powerfully moving songs, without histrionics, in a pleasing natural tone. The songs can be about very serious stuff, but Rob obviously feels no need for vocal or physical dramatics.” - Steve Dulson, FAR-West (Folk Alliance Region - West)

“His singing, guitar work and between song banter were great and his stellar songwriting really hooked our crowd, earning him an easy encore.” - Vic Bell, Nickelodeon Music Club

“His songs stir the soul and bring the emotions of the listener to the top of the pot and when Rob Heath sings, you pay attention to those songs because you just know that it's coming from deep within his own soul.” - Bill Werthmann, Northern Lights Folk Club

“Rob Heath not only writes emotionally powerful songs, he performs them live with an impeccable honesty that grabs the audiences attention form start to finish. He never disappoints. - Mike Bradford, Producer, Central Music Festival

" one of Alberta's most respected songwriters..” - Terry Wickham, Edmonton Folk Music Festival

“Rob is the perfect performer for a house concert – warm, engaging, and full of stories that he makes relevant to his audience. His great guitar work and unique song style had us in the palm of his hand all evening!” – Rose Brooks, Just Milton Folks

“Rob crafts his songs with uncanny insight and clever wordsmithing. When he sings, his hand-built guitar delivers intense rhythmical structure for his powerful voice to grab hold of your soul. His legacy is assured by his selfless support of young people learning the songwriting art.” – Harold Wollin, Blue Chair Café

"Rob Heath is a very gifted songwriter who brings both experience and freshness to his performances." - Jolayne Motiuk, Producer Big Valley Jamboree Axe Songwriter's Workshop

“Solid singer-songwriter fare from one of music’s craftsmen. Warm, welcoming, comfortable, familiar even, seldom brash or edgy, plenty going on and a few wow moments that make your heart stop in wonder.”– Maverick Magazine (UK)

Past Performances...
6th Annual Old Time Country Fair Red Deer, AB
Acquired Taste Tea Company Monthly Concert Series Edmonton, AB
Alberta Primetime (Access Television) Edmonton, AB,
Alberta Wilderness Association - Music for the Wild Series Calgary, AB
ASCAP Closing Party (Los Angeles, CA)
ASCAP Music For Film Showcase (Nashville, TN)
Bassano Community Hall Bassano, AB
Benefit for the Leukemia Edmonton, AB
Big Valley Jamboree Axe Songwriter’s Workshop Camrose, AB (2005/2003)
Biscuits and Blues San Francisco, CA, US
Blue Chair Café (Edmonton, AB)
Blue Dog Cafe Cochrane, AB
Bluebird Café (Nashville, TN)
Bogani Cafe Edmonton, AB
Broken Spoke (Nashville, TN)
Cafe Azul (521 4th St) Santa Rosa, CA, US
Cafe Haven Sherwood Park, AB
Caffe Trieste San Jose, CA, US
Calgary Folk Fest Songwriting Contest (Ship & Anchor, Calgary, AB)
Calgary Folk Music Festival Calgary, AB
Carlson's & Macleod High River, AB
Caspar Community Center Caspar, CA, US
Central Music Festival Red Deer, AB
Centre for Spiritual Awareness (Edmonton, AB)
Centre for Spiritual Awareness Edmonton, AB
Chip Lake Music Festival Chip Lake, AB
Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel Edmonton, AB,
Coffee Catz Sebastopol, CA, US
Davenport Church of Christ Old Time Fair (68 Donlevy Ave.) Red Deer, AB
Bignote Music (517 - 16th Avenue NE) Calgary, AB
Davenport Church Red Deer, AB
Debi Champion's Writers Nights @ The Commodore (Nashville, TN)
Diamond Willow Songwriters Workshop Turner Valley, AB
Douglas Corner (Nashville, TN)
Duke’s Bar & Grill (Edmonton, AB)
Edmonton Folk Music Festival (Edmonton, AB)
Elmdale House Tavern Ottawa, ON
Festival of Lights (Airdrie, AB)
Festival Place - Cafe Series Sherwood Park, AB
Festival Place Sherwood Park, AB
Festival Place’s Patio Series 2003 & 2008 (Sherwood Park, AB)
Folk Alliance 2012
Fresh Start (Edmonton, AB)
Fringe Theatre Festival Edmonton, AB
Full Moon Folk Club (Edmonton, AB)
Gazo's Grill Pescadero, CA, US
Ghengis Cohen (Los Angeles, CA)
Habitat for Humanity “Voices for Habitat” Edmonton, AB
Hall of Fame (Nashville, TN)
Harriet Shock ("That Ain't No Way To Treat A Lady" songwriter) Showcases (Los Angeles, CA)
Homefest - Transalta Arts Barns (Edmonton, AB)
Hopmonk Tavern Sebastopol, CA, US
Hotel Indigo Nashville, TN, US
House Concert Edmonton, AB
House Concert Spruce Grove, AB
Hulbert’s (Edmonton, AB)
Ice on Whyte (Edmonton, AB)
Ironwood Stage & Grill Calgary, AB, CA
Jeffrey's Cafe and Wine Bar Edmonton, AB,
Just Milton Folks @ Hugh Foster Hall (Milton, ON
Kerrville Folk Festival (Kerrville, TX)
Kreuzberg Ca Taos, NM,
KZYX Benefit Concert (Caspar Community Center) Caspar, CA, US
Lava Ultra Lounge - Millenium Centre Red Deer, AB
LAWIM Showcase @ M Bar (Los Angeles, CA)
LBs Pub St. Albert, AB
Linneas San Luis Obispo, CA, US
Live at the Lounge (Hermosa Beach, CA)
Luna's Cafe Sacramento, CA, US
Maggie Walt's Fashion Underground Edmonton, AB
Mapletree Music presentation at Queen Alexandra Hall (Edmonton, AB)
Meadowlark 2nd Cup (Edmonton, AB)
Nickelodeon Music Club Calgary, AB
Nik Venet (Beach Boys producer) “Songwriter’s Campfire” Showcase (Los Angeles, CA)
Northern Lights Folk Club (Edmonton, AB)
OCFF Showcase Falls, ON
Orillia Folk Society Orillia, ON
Philz Coffee (Berkeley) Berkeley, CA, US
Queen Alexancra Hall (Edmonton, AB)
Red Deer Lodge Red Deer, AB
Riverdale Hall (Edmonton, AB)
Riverdale House Edmonton, AB
Santa Clara Convention Centre San Jose, CA, US
Sculpterra Winery Paso Robles, CA, US
Side Door Coffee House Pierrefonds, QC
Silo's Napa, CA, US
Songwriters Association of Canada’s Bluebird North produced by Shari Ulrich (Vancouver, BC)
Sue's Coffee Roasting Company Gilroy, CA, US
SXSW (Austin, TX)
The Commodore (Nashville, TN)
The Crooked Bar (Los Angeles, CA)
The Druid (Edmonton, AB)
The Haven Social Club (Edmonton, AB)
The Hub Red Deer, AB
The Mainstreet Songwriters Showcase @ Café Bellissimo (Woodland Hills, CA)
The Mudpuddle Shop Fremont, CA, US
The Rosebud Folk Club (Rosebud, AB)
The Vat Red Deer, AB, CA
Trans Alta Arts Barns Edmonton, AB
Ukiah Brewing Company Ukiah, CA, US
Uptown Folk Club (Edmonton, AB)
Velvet Underground (Edmonton, AB)
Winterfest 2009 (Edmonton, AB)



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