To This Day
Lust. Psychosis. Delta Highway. Mr Mom. If it had a smell, it would be that of a sweat stain on a well-beaten acoustic guitar. If it had a taste, it would be blackstrap molasses, French roast and a morning cigarette. Folkadelic roots pop; When pressured, that's what Robert Burke Warren calls his debut ...to this day. An amalgam of twang rock, AM radio pop and singer-songwriter folk colored by hip urban bite as well as homespun appeal. Some of the cuts are fashioned from yarns handed down among generations of his Deep South family (Josephus Cries, Milledgeville, Radio Church). There are nods to both Muscle Shoals country funk (Ruby Red) and solo balladry (Give Me My Love,Blue Impala). There's even a gospel song for infidels (I Want Her Faith). Robert Burke Warren has plenty of rich life experience from which to draw he's been journeyman bassist with folks ranging from Atlanta's RuPaul to New York City's Fleshtones. He even strapped on a Stratocaster and portrayed Buddy Holly onstage in London's West End. Robert also cites being accepted into a series of songwriting workshops led by Rosanne Cash as pivotal points in a steadily evolving life of song.