Rolling Blackout Records is proud to announce the great CD by The Blind Robins, The Origin of the Wasteland.
Recorded in Oak Park, IL by bassist/producer Bob Vodick, The Origin of the Wasteland features 12 original Blind Robins songs as well as a cover of Neil Young's "Campaigner," and includes contributions from fiddler Joel Batty, who has recorded with Jay Bennett, Bob Egan and Alternative Country favorites Freakwater.
A head-on mix of Traditional Country, Rock, Punk, Folk-Rock, Western Swing and other "roots" American styles, The Blind Robins offer a sharp, raw contrast to the slickly contrived music choking most of the mainstream airwaves. With pointed gallows humor, sardonic political commentary, and working class compassion, the songs of The Blind Robins betray the influence of the likes of Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, John Fogerty, Merle Haggard, Bruce Springsteen and others.
The Blind Robins' four members reside in three different Midwestern cities and boast extensive musical resumes:
Bob Vodick (Oak Park, IL) has played bass with Tools of Romance, Aquavit & Pine Cone.
Dave Fleming (Rockford, IL) has played drums with The Fossil Seekers, Tools of Romance, Pine Cone, and Angie Crown.
Adam Davis (Madison, WI) plays pedal and lap steel guitars and has been a professional musician since age 13, plying his trade in New York, Philadelphia, Bloomington, IN, Paris, and Hong Kong.
Michael Whyte (Rockford, IL) is the singer/songwriter/guitarist for the Blind Robins and has penned tunes for, and been a member of, The Box Elders, Aquavit and Pine Cone. In addition, his songs have been recorded by E.I.E.I.O. and have appeared in the films Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer and Campus Man.