Rob Drabkin is one of those artists who music fans instantly fall in love The music of Rob Drabkin is spirited in nature, light from the heart, and rocking on the six-string acoustic. His 70’s fro is as recognizable as his ubiquitous grin, but it’s his music that has landed Rob national tours and sets at some of music’s most iconic venues.
From the famous Red Rocks Amphitheater in his hometown of Denver, Colorado, to tours in Doha, Qatar in the Middle East, Rob’s musicality has taken him and his guitar across the world. Whether he’s playing a solo acoustic set or a full band performance, the sincerity of his singer/songwriter background comes through every time. It’s no surprise that he and his band have become a force in the live music scene as they headline tours and support bands such as John Butler Trio, Trevor Hall, and The Wood Brothers.
Rob’s newly released single, “Someday,” has earned a spot on major international Spotify playlists, and has most recently been selected for KTCL's "Hometown for the Holidays” contest. This selection has earned Rob airplay on one of the most influential rock radio stations in the country. In just one month, the single has quickly accumulated over 500,000 spins from listeners around the world. “Someday” is about having the courage to choose love in every decision we make.
Rob’s life has not always been that of a full time touring and recording musician. In hopes of earning an MD/PhD, Rob attended Trinity University in San Antonio, TX, where he graduated with a degree in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology and Spanish. Music had been officially sidelined as a college hobby, until he took a life-changing trip to New York with his family. "My Dad played Jazz full time for 30 years before he got into medicine. On that trip, we re-connected with his old musician friends, and it was inspiring to see them giving their lives to music night after night for so many years. That was the night I dropped science and dedicated myself to music. I had always played guitar, but never sung a note until that night! After that, I moved in with my parents and spent every possibly hour singing and honing all of the songwriting skills that I could.”
Having written enough songs for an open mic set, Rob stormed onto Denver’s music scene and set his career in motion. Since then, he has assembled a musical dream team. His powerhouse band features Brian McRae on drums, Bijoux Barbosa on bass, Eric Moon on keys, and Dave Preston on electric guitar.