Heart String & Highways /Last Honky Tonk Music Series / Baton, Rouge, LA A project that I am working on is, “Heart Strings and Highways” (HS&H), which is a cooperative partnership between music venues, artists and grassroots communities. In November of 2016, Texas Music Cafe, which airs nationally on PBS, will focus a two-part special […]
Robert Cline Jr. and Dustin Welch perform live on Troubedour, TX Listening Room Prayin’ For an Angel
Robert’s debut album in 2013, All the Right Reasons is varied in its sound, ranging from Texas bar house country rock to bare-bones acoustic ballads. Robert’s ability to go from catchy toe-tapping tunes to soulful and sentimental numbers lends a sense of spontaneity to the record.
Cline has recently relocated to the Shoals where he wrote and recorded his second album, American Mojo, at the Nutt House Recording Studio in Sheffield, AL.
New Album: American Mojo(Adj)
pronounced: [uh-mer-i-kuh n] [moh-joh]
American Mojo, was recorded in Sheffield, Alabama in an area known as “The Shoals”, with legendary studio musicians including members of the “Swampers.” (The Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, also known as The Swampers, is a group of American soul, R&B, rock and roll and country studio musicians based in the city of Muscle Shoals, Alabama. They have appeared on more than 75 gold and platinum hits (Source Wikipedia 2016).
American Mojo is the record of Cline’s journey not only to this place, but the documentary of his baptism as a Troubadour in the roots of American music. This journey has taken him across the country: from the crossroads of the Little Goose River in the Big Horn Mountains, across the plains of Kansas, through Texas, Louisiana and beyond. As Cline followed the songs, they led him to a new home at the banks of the Tennessee River. Cline was inspired, challenged and humbled by the spirit of the people which led him to find his Mojo!
American Mojo will be released in early 2017 & feature artists such as:
Spooner Oldham (Pianist for Bob Dylan, Neal Young, Percy Sledge, Aretha Franklin and Etta James)
Kelvin Holley (Guitarist for Neal Young and Little Richard)
Will McFarlane (Guitarist for Bonnie Raitt and sessions for player for Fleetwood Mac)
Wayne Bridge (Pedal Steel Guitarist for Flying Burrito Brothers)
David Hood (Base Player for Aretha Franklin, The Rolling Stones, Wilson Pickett )
Peanutt Montgomery (Songwriter for George Jones Elvis Costello, Merle Haggard, EmmyLou Harris, Dolly Parton, etc)
Gary Nichols (Vocalist and guitarist for the Steel Drivers)
The Muscle Shoals Horn Section and many more…