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 weatherthe 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 has released "Porches", a purposefully "stripped down" collection of songs that rarely contains more than an acoustic guitar, an upright bass and of course those powerfully distinct vocals. He has shared the stage with the likes of Iris Dement, G.E. Smith, Jorma Kaukonen and Vince Gill to name a few. Robinson has been featured on Sirius/XM's "The Loft: Live from The Living Room" series, has been a guest with John Platt on New York's famed WFUV Radio and has recently been awarded Best Artist at Virginia's largest Lyrics On The Lake Music Festival.. 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." Recently, 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" and is currently supporting his upcoming release "Born" with shows in NYC, Nashville, and all points in between. Lately, he has combined his talents with fellow award winning singer/songwriters Brad Cole and Matt Nakoa forming Cole, Nakoa and Treacher. With what Elmore Magazine has called, "Drop-dead harmonies", they have begun to tour, supporting each other's music as well as forging a new path together.