Robyn Ludwick

Robyn Ludwick

Aug 30, 2013 |  0 comments
Date: Aug 30, 2013 Time: 8:00 pm Price: $12 in advance, $15 day of show Type: Texas singer/songwriter

Many a green song writer has squeezed callow lyric from near-empty diaries, hoping that one day life might catch up
with their words. Robyn Ludwick entered the world of song primed by years of life lived. When pen did come to paper, it
teemed with ink—and was driven by a hand softened by love and strengthened by life.
Her earliest nights found her sprawled across the folding chairs of many a Hill Country dancehall, eyelids closing on
her grandparents, as they twirled each other over creaky wooden floors. Her older brothers would grow to be Two of
Texas’ favorite sons, Bruce and Charlie Robison.
While her schoolmates were embracing the rituals of small-town Texas; Robyn was teaching herself guitar and
sneaking off to Austin, immersing herself in the city’s wealth of live music. Eventually she’d settle there,
where rent was paid working the door at the world famous Continental Club. Robyn shared many a lean
meal with her brothers in those South Austin days. From their Goodwill couch, she plotted a stable future
for her and the family she hoped to one day have. She shelved dreams of a career in music and enrolled in
The University of Texas School of Engineering and eventually took work in that field. Just after she and
husband John “lunchmeat” Ludwick had their first child, and felt their road had been paved,
Robyn was laid off. The intensity of such life changes woke Robyn’s sleeping songwriter.
“It just pretty much poured out at that point. I guess it was time, you know.” Robyn
cashed in her pension, and dove headlong into her craft.
The critics agreed that it was time, as 2005’s For So Long, Produced by the
legendary Danny Barnes of Bad Livers, was named a top 10 album of the year by
both the Austin Chronicle, and renowned Austin public radio station KUT-FM. It
went to No. 1 on the Euro-Americana Music Chart and earned her a
raved-about SXSW 2006 showcase (sponsored by No Depression, the
Americana magazine), and a slot at the 2006 Austin City Limits Music
Festival.
After many acclaimed performances for American and European
audiences, Robyn got to work on her second album. Too Much
Desire, another set of soulful originals. Released in 2008 to many
a stunning review, contributions from Grammy nominee Eliza
Gilkyson, Rich Brotherton, Mike Hardwick and more, coalesce
with a timeless execution on Robyn’s part, the effect of which
is, as AllMusic puts it: “…elegant and graceful as a
straight razor; it takes no prisoners, makes no apologies. In other words, it’s just drop-dead gorgeous.”

Look for Robyn’s latest, Out of these Blues.It features a dizzying cast, including
Producer/Multi-instrumentalist Gurf Morlix (Lucinda Williams, Blaze Foley), Ian “Mac” MacLagan (Small Faces,
Faces, Rolling Stones), John Ludwick, Eddie Cantu, Gene Elders (George Strait, Lyle Lovett), Trish Murphy, and
Slaid Cleaves. 

Out of These Blues takes Top 10 Albums of 2011 honors from Austin City Limits, No Depression, Texas Music Magazine and 93.3 KGSR as well as Best Album of 2011 by the Texas Music Scene!!

 

visit her website: http://www.robynludwick.com/

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