“A beautiful, soulful voice…”
–Jeff Coffin, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones
With the release of his debut album Late Last Night, Robby Hecht's music represents a return to the early 70s golden era of acoustic pop where thoughtful, well-crafted lyrics were blended with timeless melodies to impact mainstream music and culture. Produced by Lex Price (Mindy Smith) and mixed by Roger Moutenot (Yo La Tengo, Josh Rouse), Late Last Night features an impressive list of guest performers including Mindy Smith, Jeff Coffin, Thad Cockrell, Jill Andrews (The Everybodyfields), John Deaderick (Patty Griffin), Andrea Zonn (James Taylor) and more.
Raised in Knoxville, Tennessee, Robby first began writing and performing while attending The University of Wisconsin-Madison, developing and pairing his soulful voice and unique finger-style guitar. After spending time living in Paris and San Francisco, and a period fronting the band AllDay Radio, he eventually returned to his home state, settling in Nashville.
A 2008 Kerrville New Folk Winner, Robby has played folk/roots festivals and venues across the country, sharing the stage with such legendary artists as Richie Havens, Ron Sexsmith, Patty Griffin, and John Gorka, and garnering comparisons to early James Taylor, Paul Simon, and Amos Lee. Like these celebrated artists, Robby Hecht is a unique voice -- one that is stirring, instantly recognizable and truly original.
Awards and Honors:
-Current Finalist, Mountain Stage NewSong Competition 2008
-Winner, Kerrville New Folk 2008
-Winner, Wildflower Music and Arts Festival Songwriter Competition 2007
-Winner, Great Waters Music Festival Songwriter Competition 2006
-Winner, Riverbluff Music Festival Songwriter Competition 2006
-2nd Place Winner, Telluride Bluegrass Festival Troubadour Competition 2006
-3rd Place Winner, Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Songwriters Showcase 2008
-Selected, Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist Showcase 2008
-Finalist, Plowshares Songwriting Competition 2008
-Finalist, Mountain Stage Newsong Competition Southeast Region 2007