Daily Discovery: Rob Drabkin, “Don’t Worry About Me”

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Rob Drabkin 600X400Rob Drabkin’s father, a jazz musician, inspired Rob to pursue music. After making a strong impression in the Denver music scene, Rob began branching out and recorded an album including the song “Don’t Worry About Me.” Check out Little Steps on iTunes.

ARTIST: Rob Drabkin

SONG: Don’t Worry About Me (w/ Colorado Symphony)

BIRTHDATE: January 19th



AMBITIONS:  Starting my own non-profit through my music career.

TURN-OFFS:  Bad Breath

TURN-ONS: Hooded sweatshirts and iced coffee

DREAM GIG: Headlining Red Rocks Amphitheatre!

FAVORITE LYRIC: “And the moon rose over an open field” (Paul Simon, America)

CRAZIEST PERSON I KNOW: My four year old niece, Leyla.  She’s certifiably nuts (as she should be at age four!) and I love it.  I love her to pieces.

SONG I WISH I WROTE:.   All You Need Is Love.

5 PEOPLE I’D MOST LIKE TO HAVE DINNER WITH: Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Bonham, John Paul Jones (Yes, I’m still on a Led Zeppelin spotify binge).

MY FAVORITE CONCERT EXPERIENCE: My first concert – Rusted Root in 1996 (age 13) at The Paramount Theatre in Denver, CO.  It can take music a long time to get in before it comes out.  I have to cite my first concert as my favorite experience.  I will never forget how that crowd danced.  I’m pretty sure traumatized me in middle school ;).

I WROTE THIS SONG: I came up with the guitar riff in my college apartment.  We had a huge bathroom with a giant mirror (where I practiced incessantly).   I came up with the opening riff, but I played it FAST!   Years later, I took that old riff out and slowed it way down so i had a chance of singing over it.  The song is written for my parents who were a little worried about me doing music at the time.

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