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Rob graduated from Berklee College in 1997. He focused on jazz arranging, the music of Brazil and lyric writing. I have also studied voice (8 years) with Joanne Messier (Boston Conservatory). Studied with Rich Falco and Toshi Iseda before Berklee
Robert Carlson has been hard at work as a songwriter and performer and has opened for the following artists: Johnny Winter, Edgar winter, Ronnie Earl, Roomful of Blues, James Cotton, Sugar Blue (Rolling Stones Harmonica player), Vassar Clements, Treat Her Right, Matt "Guitar" Murphy (Blues Brothers), Luther Johnson, Moses Roscoe, Jimmey Buffet at the Tweeter Center (Bud Tent).
He received two Billboard Certificate Awards for two of his songs on a blues rock CD. One tune got to number 6 on the UK Demo Chart 1991.
Rob wrote 6 tunes for the Caribbean/reggae band Dell Smart and Exit/In's latest CD: "Sure 'YA Right!". Released July 2006. Ronnie Earl and Paul Rishell are featured on separate tracks. This CD has received airplay in Belize City, St.Thomas/Virgin Islands, LA, MD and NYC. Received good recognition from performing on FOX TV 10.
Rob also contributed lyrics and music for a Brazilian indie film
"Frontiera", the composer's name is Zeca Barros. He works for the Secretary of Culture in Brazil.
Rob's partner in Brazil, Guilherme Vaz have started a production company called RWCSagaz. They're getting a lot of local musicians to record, which adds a lot of different styles to the music.
If anyone would like to see a score in PDF format I can email it to you. Stylistically it's a classical/world composition