FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRESS RELEASE - OCTOBER 17, 2016
Janet Robin Releases Latest Studio Endeavor, ‘Take Me As I Am’
Today, Monday, October 17, Janet Robin has released her latest collection of music. Entitled ‘Take Me As I Am,’ the dynamic new project poignantly highlights Robin’s prowess as a musician and songwriter through ten eclectic new tracks. The album was executively produced by John Carter Cash, son of Johnny Cash and June Carter, and Chuck Turner at Cash Cabin Studios in Nashville.
Robin is very much a veteran of both the commercial and independent music communities as a highly regarded guitarist who studied with the late, great Randy Rhoads. The Southern California native got her start in the music industry as a member of Precious Metal, a hard rock and metal outfit that released an array of records in the 80s and early 90s. Precious Metal was lauded by fans and critics alike, and acted as Robin’s springboard into the industry.
In the years following the end of Precious Metal, Robin branched out further into the music community and toured with Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac. In 1998, she released her debut album. Averaging as many as 150 live performances a year, Robin has proven a versatile live touring act who has opened for the likes of Heart, Monte Montgomery, The Smithereens, Tommy Emmanuel, Meredith Brooks, and Air Supply, along with countless other respected musicians. (She toured with Air Supply as a hired guitarist as well.)
The core of Janet Robin’s music is her passionate songwriting and performance on the guitar. Throughout her career she has slowly mastered her instrument, sharing the stage with remarkable talents like Tommy Emmanuel and Peppino D’Agostino. In 2012, Guitar World Magazine named Robin one of their 'Top 10 Female Guitarists.'
In 2010, Robin and Cash worked on ‘Everything Has Changed,’ at Cash Cabin. The studio, some could argue, is hallowed musical ground: the site where Johnny Cash recorded much of his later work, including parts of the ‘American’ series produced by Rick Rubin. The record, which “bridges the gap between passionate acoustic music and gutsy rock and roll,’ was well-received by fans and resulted in Robin touring even more extensively in the US as well as Europe and the UK. It also inspired Robin to work again with both producers on her newest effort.
Robin recently concluded an extensive 34-date tour in Europe, a journey that culminated in a final performance at the renowned Blues & Jazz Festival in Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland. Her creative resume has expanded in surprising new ways in recent years as well. Robin was tapped to coach guitar to the Academy nominated actress Jennifer Jason Leigh on the set of Quentin Tarantino's 'Hateful Eight,' for a scene in which Leigh sings and fingerpicks on guitar. She also conducts workshops, and her music has been featured in television and film.
“Working with Janet was an unforgettable experience,” John Carter Cash has said. “She followed her spirit - no limits. Janet’s love for her art is evident in her impassioned musicianship and inspiring songwriting. The music we created together, vibrant and full of energy, encapsulates all that she is.”
To add to Robin’s increasingly prolific nature, ‘Take Me As I Am’ isn’t the only album she’s released in the last week. Two days ago on October 15, The String Revolution released their debut effort. The four-piece outfit is a side-project where Robin and three other talented guitarists combine their unique sounds to manifest them a larger, ‘band’ sound.
‘Take Me As I Am’ is available physically on Janet Robin’s official website. Physical CDs are personally signed by Robin. Today, October 17, all major digital music platforms will have the album in their catalogs as well. Stream or download the record today to support Robin’s music, and follow her social networking for information on releases, tour dates, and more!