It’s time for Robby Hecht
I was excited to see Brian Mansfield of USA Today profile my friend Robby Hecht, whose self-titled album comes out this week. In fact there’s been terrific advance press, including American Songwriter and Relix on this, the songwriter’s third release. Here’s hoping this is the breakout for a guy who is extremely well regarded by the songwriting community and music scribes. Ransack his website. Buy the album. Hire him for a gig. He’ll kill it.
I was pleased to write the bio for the album and relate Robby’s story of confronting bipolar disorder and then weaving that emotionally charged condition and its resolution into his art. Here it it in full:
A proper artist struggles to influence life’s signal to noise ratio. Under the right kind of concentration, the static grows quiet. The extraneous and the superficial are pared away. And precious human qualities are held still, carefully turned over and inspected for illuminating details. In Robby Hecht’s case, this effort emerges as music that invites and even induces the listener to a similar place of serenity, clarity and patience.