You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your ReverbNation experience.

Rob W Carlson

Rank #34 US Lexington, MA Singer Songwriter / World / jazzyworldelec...

50% of sales go to the charity Half The Sky Movement.

Browse more artists »


Sounds Like: Sting, Steely Dan, Stevie Winwood, Peter Gabriel, Frank Zappa

Bio: 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 songwri... See Full Bio

More Info


Twitter_icon_for_status: Rob W Carlson has a show on 08/30/2014 at 01:00 PM @ Templeton Fish and Ga... in Templeton, MA... http://t.co/vaDFXVBNbZ


“On his new CD, You Better Call Someone, Carlson steps out on his own and offers up seven well penned songs that feature superb playing, excellent vocals and clever songwriting that touches down on pop, blues, jazz and folk. The album is rich with musical and vocal magic and features the powerhouse tracks in the progressive slide masterpiece "Pay Hay Okee," the honky tonk of "You Got To Be Shitting Me," the clever "100 Decibel Shoes," and the Latin infused "Toxic Cameo." [D.S.] ”
—  Douglas Sloan, Metronome Magazine - Boston
All Press


Play All | Queue All | Share All


All Videos


  • Sat

    Aug 30

    Templeton, MA, US | 1:00pm
    Templeton Fish and Game Club
    Templeton, MA, US
    Sat Aug 30 1:00pm


    Benefit Forward Strides Therapeutic Horsemanship, a great cause!! There will be food, swimming, pony rides, games. Cash bar

  • Sat

    Jun 21

    Cambridge, MA, US | 3:00pm
    7th Annual Make Music Harv...
    Cambridge, MA, US
    Sat Jun 21 3:00pm


    We have a 1 hour set across from Out of Town News, Near the store, Body Shop, next to the T stop

  • Sat

    Jun 7

    Hillsboro, NH, US | 8:00pm
    The Open Door Coffee House
    Hillsboro, NH, US
    Sat Jun 07 8:00pm
  • Sat

    May 31

    Littleton, MA, US | 6:30pm
    First Baptist Church
    Littleton, MA, US
    Sat May 31 6:30pm


    I'll be opening the night for Dell Smart Exit/In. Making me sound good will be Jeff Trout and Ted Millen

  • 2014

    Mar 17

    Acton, MA, US | 6:30pm

    Acton, MA, US
    Mon Mar 17 6:30pm


    This is Ellen Schmidt's Open Mike at the Acton Jazz Cafe. She's host this wonderful gig! Playing with me will be Jeff Trout, Ted Millen, Isabel Fine and Juan Saucedo.

All Shows


Add Comment
  • Andy Shearer (Guitarist/Composer) (Artist) Andy Shearer (Guitar...
    Great sound and superb playing. If I didn't live so far away, I would love to come and see you play live.
  • Johnny STRAWS (Artist) Johnny STRAWS
    Stopping by to support and listen, great stuff!
  • LwR (Artist) LwR
    Great set list Rob! Got some true gems here brother. Thanks for you support! Much respect my friend! 3b
  • Joey Green Band (Artist) Joey Green Band
    Thanks for the support! Its very much appreciated. Keep up the great work!
  • John Revitte (Artist) John Revitte
    Outstanding songwriting!!
  • Razvan S. (Artist) Razvan S.
    Great work!! :)
All Comments


Ask Rob W Carlson anything...

200 characters remaining
Submit Question
Q: Rob, I saw you at the Acton Jazz Cafe March 17 and you were unbelieveably amazing. I did not have a chance to go over and tell you that night, which I regret. Awesome. Ed Loechler
A: Ed, Thank you for the kind words it's appreciated! Let me know if you have a website to check out your tunes. I love checking out new talent. Working on TV and Film submissions for plugger in TX. Got back from knee surgery, when I recover I'll be hitting the open mikes, please stop by and say hello. All the best!!

Asked by anonymous. Answered on Fri Mar 28 2014

All Questions


  • Song Plays 2,319 +1

  • Video Plays 653

  • Total Fans 828

  • ReverbNation Fans 556

  • Facebook Likes 21

  • Twitter Followers 161

  • YouTube Subscribers 5

  • Widget Impressions 474


All Fans

Artist Recommendations

  • The Rafters
    The Rafters
    Singer Songwriter
    Ayer, MA
  • Lester Burrow
    Lester Burrow
    Singer Songwriter
    Cape Town, WC, ZA
  • DJ William Paul Houston
    DJ William Paul Hou...
    Bedford, UK
All Favorites