If entertainment can be defined as an agreeable occupation of the mind, then Robinson Treacher has found a way to encompass this in every aspect of his contribution to music-kind. Whether playing the role as front man to the soul-rock infused Delaware Hudson, as co-collaborator to the Alt-Country based Tensleep, or as a solo singer/songwriter, Treacher seems to drain himself of energy in the ceaseless pursuit of portraying moments of musical passion. This passion is evident in every attempt he makes to involve us, the listeners, in the spiritual orchestrations of emotion that have been meticulously tempered into songs.
Just like the long list of New York City artists before him, Robinson feeds off the honest grit found among the "huddled masses"...coupling the blatantly obvious (to a New Yorker at least) with the deeply personal. Chameleon-like in his approach to his songwriting, he refuses to be pigeonholed into one particular genre. Believing that each song is forged from its own unique terrain, he takes great pains in choosing the vehicle by which passengers might best weather the bumps, potholes, and blind curves found between the first note and the last. Admittedly susceptible to the affectations of the senses himself, he asks his audience to participate emotionally as well as physically in a "whole self " conceptual challenge, a 360 degree soul search comprised of the most joyous elation to the bitterest of pains.
With the emergence of a true "world" community of listeners and the dissolving of the old guard record company elitists, Treacher's eclectic songwriting can be allowed to burgeon...flowing freely among the throngs of liberated music enthusiasts...authentic and unabashed in its purity and form.
There are no canvases on which to paint. There are no seminars from which to glean wisdom. There is only the note. Alone, it is just that; strung together, it is a road on which to experience life. Treacher is building this road for himself, but would be the first to admit that the companions define the journey.
At the crossroads of Blues, Folk and Americana lies Robinson Treacher. Whether it be in the studio or in live performance, Robinson's emotionally dramatic songwriting style is matched only by his deeply passionate vocals. Steeped in what can only be labeled as a "traditional" songwriting format, Robinson has taken fibers from all genres. Including rock, country, R&B & folk, and woven them into a distinct tapestry, one that is clearly distinguishable among others in the singer/songwriter genre. Born and raised in New York, his honesty and grit reflect the eclectic musical influences that have shaped everything from from downstate New York City to the upstate Adirondacks. On the heels of his debut release, "Chrome", Robinson released "Porches", a purposefully "stripped down" collection of songs that rarely contained more than an acoustic guitar, an upright bass and of course those powerfully distinct vocals. This change proved to be a defining moment in his writing and recording style, ultimately gaining the attention of a national audience.
Robinson has since been featured on Sirius/XM’s "The Loft: Live from The Living Room" series, the WFUV “Sunday Breakfast”, and has shared the stage with such notable artists as Vince Gill, Iris Dement, GE Smith, Joan Osborne, Cheryl Wheeler, Amy Helm and Carrie Rodriguez. He has even been touted by legendary songwriter Don Schlitz ("Forever and Ever Amen", "When You Say Nothing At All", "The Gambler") as being, "...impossible to follow in concert."
Robinson Treacher’s passionate approach to music has garnered him some real attention as of late. His latest EP, “BORN” just won the 2018 Independent Music Award for BEST EP (Roots/Americana/Singer Songwriter) He has been nominated for a Nashville Music City Award for his song "This Bar" as well as for an NSAI/CMT country music People's Choice Award and an Independent Music Award nomination for his song "Long Day Good Night". He is a staple on the folk music touring scene, regularly featured at NERFA, the Kerrville Folk Festival, Falcon Ridge Folk Festival (Emerging Artist), Connecticut Folk Festival, New Jersey Folk Fest, Cape May Folk Fest, Key West and KeyLargo Folk Fests and has been a two time recipient of the Audience Choice Award at Virginia’s famed Lyrics on the Lake Festival. Robinson has recently been spotlighted by the Rhode Island Songwriter's Association (RISA) along with the Philadelphia Songwriter's Project with award nominations as well and is currently supporting his upcoming release “Born” with shows in NYC, Nashville, and all points in between.