Rob 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
HOMETOWN: Denver, CO
CURRENT LOCATION: Denver, CO
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.