MP3 Robert Salas - The Race
Contemporary folk, a blend of folk, rock, country and blues; you gotta hear the lyrics.
12 MP3 Songs
FOLK: Modern Folk, BLUES: Mellow Blues
Robert Salas has always been a storyteller; it''s in his American Indian blood. An actor, writer and musician, you might have seen him on television or read him in a newspaper or heard him singing from a stage. And just as eclectic as is his artist''s life, you won''t be able to pin him down to any style of music on his debut CD, The Race.
But while the sounds travel through folk, rock, country and blues territory, the lyrics are intelligent and provocative, communicating the truths of life, the ups and downs, the spirit of things; and every song is a true story.
K. McGrath, a fan, says, "When I listen to Robert Salas'' music, I am transported from my everyday, ordinary life into the realm of emotions - the heart, the soul and the psyche. Rob''s music is a lyrically rich tapestry with grace notes of sadness and yearning, yet his underlying hopeful spirit is apparent in every song. His American roots-style of rock/folk music is flavored with country, the melodies sweet and haunting; but the truly starring role belongs to his evocative and bittersweet lyricism. Love lost, love longed-for, love left in ashes, and sometimes even love joyously celebrated are but some of the topics he writes so expertly about, but always with a sense of acceptance and often a touch of wry humor. And just beneath the surface of his lyrics lies a sense of hopefulness and wonder at the privilege of being alive. Despite the frequently obvious pain of the subjects he deals with, he conveys a belief that things will get better, that this journey is worth the effort, that a leap of faith will be rewarded. It is clear that the portraits he paints with his guitar are the result of constant soul-searching into the depths of his being, and he has consistently triumphed over dark places in his soul to struggle toward the light. Join him in this journey; you will not regret it."