Robert Thornton Kent & friends
Saturday, June 8, 2013, 4:30-5:10pm
Lead Belly Stage - Room #333

Described as a "real life gypsy and romantic", Robert's music always reflects a passion for living, travel, romance and love that lives in the songs that he sings.

He has shared the stage with Leo Kottke, Brooks Hunnicutt, Beppe Gambetta, Stuart Mossman, Danny Timms, Shannieband, and some of the most respected musicians in the world. . His schedule has him regularly performing coast-to-coast at festivals,colleges, universities, coffeehouses, house concerts, bars, private events and anywhere there's music.

His style is reflective of many incredible artists such as Bob Dylan, James Taylor, Gordon Lightfoot, Townes VanZandt, Nick Drake and those he personally learned from like Leo Kottke, Patrick Sky, Dave Van Ronk , Danny Smith ,Jeff Espina and Stuart Mossman.

In his early years he often found himself hitching rides and jumping freight trains across the USA, Canada and Mexico as he chased dreams and apprenticed himself to many great folk musicians while living life his way.

Band Members:

Brooks Hunnicutt - legendary vocalist who has recorded, toured and performed withfolks like Rod Stewart, Stephen Stills, John Prine, Jose Feliciano, Loretta Lynn, Helen Reddy, Kris Kristofferson, Mac Davis, The Byrds, Roger McGuinn, Molly Hatchet, The Beachboys, Steve Cropper, and a host of others along with numerous appearances on The NBC Tonight Show, Late Night with David Letterman.

Jean Anne Chapman Richardson - a regular on the Mac Davis Show, Jean Anne worked as a first call backup singer in Los Angeles and performed with Loretta Lynn, Mac Davis, Lynyrd Skynyrd and many other household name entertainers.

Lori Oz - Lori and Robert began collaboration as songwriters several years ago. Lori has since joined "the group" as a vocalist and performed with them on their "Play the Bay" tour in San Francisco. Lori is working on a new CD which will be released soon. Tracks available here: