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Robi Del Mar

Steve Daubenspeck was a member of San Francisco band, Granfaloon Bus. Where he was the bassist and other song writer on 3 albums and numerous compilations. Granfaloon Bus, although hardly know in their own state were "known" in Europe in the late 90s as they toured often the especially in Germany where their label Trocadero Records were located. After leaving Granfaloon Bus, Steve recorded and toured locally with Victor Krummenacher (bass player of Camper Van Beethoven) and Danny Heifetz (drummer of Mr. Bungle, Dieselhed). This new trio recorded under the name Robi Del Mar and released one of 2 albums. Robi Del Mar's Alone In The Belly continued in the vein of Granfaloon Bus. The second album Conversation Killers will be released before 2020, nearly two decades after recording at Coast Recorders. Robi Del Mar is a line up with Danny and Victor and the sound is more in the Camper Van Beethoven/Granfaloon Bus influenced rock.

Steve Daubenspeck going even more solo then began recording with Greg Freeman (of Pell Mell and The Call fame) which he released 2 albums to date. Both Steve and Greg are lovers of bass and thus their two release are more centered around the bass. Black Dog Duppy (SMD 2015) is a dub inspired album connecting steve to his Caribbean roots where he grew up on the island of St. Croix. Charting at the only radio station that received it (WCBN). It came in at number 16 in January of 2015. This release is set to officially come out in summer of 2015 while Steve is promoting it in Germany. The first album Driftin' with our shadows (Magnetic 2010) is rock and bass oriented with songs that are both political and other more whimsical songs. Steve Daubenspeck's "solo" releases are both more rootsy yet have a slight commercial appeal unlike Robi Del Mar albums which are more raw and themed with lost loves and the alt country/pavement vibe of Granfaloon Bus.