October 25, 2018
SONG SWAP SHOWCASE
HOSTED BY ADAM SMITH. FEATURING THE INCOMPARABLE ROBBY ROBERSON.
THURSDAY, OCT 25 @ 7PM
$15 ADVANCE / $20 AT DOOR
Join singer-songwriter Adam Smith as he hosts one of his favorite singer-songwriters for a unique live performance and conversation at The Listening Room Phoenix. Here’s the format: The show will start off with the guest artist performing one of Adam Smith’s songs of their choosing. Next, we will settle in for a conversation focusing on the guest artist and what music/creativity means to them. Then, after the interview segment, Adam will perform one of the guest artist’s songs followed by a full live performance where both Adam and his guest will each do a 30-minute solo set, all in front of a live studio audience.
Robby sings original musical stories steeped in reality and imagination, happiness and sorrow – delivered through the musical strings of multiple instruments, played skillfully and passionately. Robby’s songwriting and his vocal style is evocative of an organic urban acoustic music vibe that is enhanced by diverse and dynamic rhythms and grooves. He uses the instrumentation as an equal, interconnected partner of his songs and not just for melodic accompaniment. His songwriting has been noticed across the valley and state, for example, he is a winner of the Songwriter Contest at the Tucson Folk Festival and his band was a finalist in the band contest at the Pickin’ in the Pines Music Festival. He has also performed at the Tempe Center for the Arts Songwriters Showcases III and VII. Robby’s musical versatility makes it possible for him to be a solo act or to include other talented musician friends in a duo, trio or quartet setting.
Robby lives in Tempe, Arizona, and performs regularly at various venues, both large and intimate throughout Arizona.
Adam Smith is a self-taught multi-instrumentalist who grew up in the mountains of Southeast Kentucky. He began writing songs in his early teens upon hearing Joni Mitchell’s album “Blue” which he says changed his life forever. He has since released five full-length studio albums and toured the United States, bringing his unique sound to a growing number of loyal fans. Adam now resides in Phoenix AZ and is working on new projects which can be expected to release this year.
Important Information about your visit to The Listening Room Phoenix
The Listening Room Phoenix is centrally located in midtown Phoenix AZ and is open to audiences who appreciate great acoustic music.Some performances are pre-sale ticketed and some are at-door pricing. Your purchase will go a very long way in keeping each artist on their path to success and keeping The Listening Room a healthy destination for great music in Phoenix. Audiences are participating in a live video recording of the performance. Your entrance to The Listening Room Phoenix is consent to be photographed and filmed.
The Listening Room Phoenix shares its home with Mazvo Auto Car Care Center on the west side of 7th Street, south of the traffic light at E. Highland Rd., tucked away from the street at 4614 N 7th Street, Phoenix 85014. Additional parking is available on E. Meadowbrook Road, only steps from The Listening Room Phoenix.