13 Songs, 47 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

For his third album, singer/songwriter Robby Hecht chose to put his own name on it, as if to say this is the album that best represents him. Anyone who’s grown up on confessional singer/songwriters from James Taylor, Jackson Browne, and Joni Mitchell to honest storytellers like Bruce Springsteen, Damien Jurado, and Townes Van Zandt will surely hear a familiar honesty in songs like “New York City,” “The Sea and the Shore” (an Amy Speace cowrite), “The Light Is Gone,” and even in the way Hecht approaches the Gillian Welch/David Rawlings song “Hard Times.” He ventures near his personal demons with insights into bi-polar disorder for “Feeling It Now,” while he and Rose Cousins sing of what alcohol does to relationships in “Soon I Was Sleeping.” Recorded in Nashville, this album employs high-end local talent, such as guitarist Will Kimbrough, fiddler Casey Driessen, woodwind player Jeff Coffin, and k.d. lang’s road band, all reigned in by producer Lex Price. Robby Hecht turns out to be a worthwhile glimpse at the real Robby Hecht.

EDITORS’ NOTES

For his third album, singer/songwriter Robby Hecht chose to put his own name on it, as if to say this is the album that best represents him. Anyone who’s grown up on confessional singer/songwriters from James Taylor, Jackson Browne, and Joni Mitchell to honest storytellers like Bruce Springsteen, Damien Jurado, and Townes Van Zandt will surely hear a familiar honesty in songs like “New York City,” “The Sea and the Shore” (an Amy Speace cowrite), “The Light Is Gone,” and even in the way Hecht approaches the Gillian Welch/David Rawlings song “Hard Times.” He ventures near his personal demons with insights into bi-polar disorder for “Feeling It Now,” while he and Rose Cousins sing of what alcohol does to relationships in “Soon I Was Sleeping.” Recorded in Nashville, this album employs high-end local talent, such as guitarist Will Kimbrough, fiddler Casey Driessen, woodwind player Jeff Coffin, and k.d. lang’s road band, all reigned in by producer Lex Price. Robby Hecht turns out to be a worthwhile glimpse at the real Robby Hecht.

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About Robby Hecht

Robby Hecht formulated his earnest, Americana-tinged folk sound, one that nodded to artists like Joe Purdy and Damien Jurado, while he was a student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He settled in Nashville, Tennessee after he graduated, and spent the next few years touring the country, sharing the stage with artists like Patty Griffin and Ron Sexsmith, and snagging various songwriting awards. Hecht's debut album, Late Last Night, was released in 2008 and featured appearances by some of Hecht's songwriting collaborators, including Mindy Smith, Thad Cockrell, John Deaderick, and Andrea Zonn, followed by Last on the Long Days in 2011. His third album, 2014's Robby Hecht, was produced by multi-instrumentalist Lex Price. Guitarist Will Kimbrough and many other musicians participated in the recording sessions. ~ Margaret Reges

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