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[Rob McHale] has released an excellent record again, jam packed with songs with one eye on what is and what is to come, and other to what is already over. Particularly warm blooded songs delivered with an equally hot blooded voice. Clearly right from the heart “Back Home”, it already excellent, only counting longitudinally Ireland beconing “The Castlebar Races”, the delicate “Mother’s Love” and the title track “Fields “, each very fine Folk/Americana. It’s difficult not to love….

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Artist of the Week

Rob was awarded ‘ Artist of the Week ‘ September 7, 2014 by Tiger 106.4 FM – Skagan, Denmark

Castlebar, Ireland

The Town of Castlebar, Ireland  posted a link to Rob’s ” The Castlebar Races ” song on their news website !

http://www.castlebar.ie/Music_Box/Rob-McHale-Fields-The-Castlebar-Races.shtml

 

Recent Press for “Fields” from Swedish based blog Hemifran

Recent press for “Fields” from Sweden based Hemifran sandwiched between Stevie Nicks and Crosby, Floyd and Nash

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“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.

A two-time nominee for folk artist of the year in the Charlotte Music Awards and a finalist in Dallas Songwriters Association competitions, McHale also has received honorable mention in songwriting contests run by American Songwriter Magazine and Billboard. He’s been described as “a socially conscious writer with intelligent lyrics”, while somebody else “I hear shades of Neil Young, JJ Cale and many of the best writers of our generation”.

“Fields”, McHale’s sophomore release, has a more produced yet personal feel to it. Laden with social commentary with historical overtones, Fields is about things we have lost and things we have found, a brush with history, home and family. The CD takes you through the Civil War without choosing sides. It let’s you reflect on the past through an honest and open window. Also included among its ten tracks are a brief foray into Irish history and reflective songs that focus on chances, family and the environment – with good wishes to close out the disc.

Produced by Chris Rosser in Asheville, NC, “Fields” features two-time Grammy Award-winner Eliot Wadopian on stringed bass, among other guest artists.

In addition to performing throughout North Carolina and the southeastern US, McHale hosts the Summit Coffee Songwriters Showcase in Davidson, NC, that features local, regional and touring artists. The popular monthly series enters its fifth year in June.”

 

Also featured in the Hemifran Blog thread are Jackson Browne, ABBA, Diana Krall, Johnny Winter and many others.

CD Release – ‘Fields’ Is Available Now!

Rob McHale: Fields

  1. Surrounded Again (General Custer) 3:54
  2. Back Home 4:53
  3. Irons and Chains (Dred Scott) 4:58
  4. The Castlebar Races 3:48
  5. Fast Movin’ Train 3:57
  6. Mother’s Love 4:38
  7. Fields 4:04
  8. Fire and the Guns 4:56
  9. Old Smoky 3:55
  10. Wishing Well 4:31

Fields, Rob McHale’s sophomore release, has a more produced yet personal feel to it. Laden with social commentary with historical overtones, Fields is about things we have lost and things we have found, a brush with history, home and family. The CD takes you through the Civil War without choosing sides. It let’s you reflect on the past through an honest and open window. Also included among its ten tracks are a brief foray into Irish history and reflective songs that focus on chances, family and the environment – with good wishes to close out the disc.

Produced by Chris Rosser in Asheville, NC, Fields features two-time Grammy Award-winner Eliot Wadopian on stringed bass, among other guest artists.

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Review – Company Town – Victory Music Magazine

Christopher Anderson – Victory Music – Seattle, Washington (Dec 13, 2011)

Rob McHale: Company Town
Rob McHale: Company TownSinger/Songwriter
Rob McHale: Company Town

2010. Wooden Door Records.

www.robmchale.com

The opening track “Company Town” tells the story of this project. The song offers crisp clear guitars and lyrics that get the mind to consider something besides the circumstance most of our lives are locked into allowing us to focus on other peoples conditions and lives. Read more ›