Nice to meet you
If you don't know me yet, I'm Rob.
I'm an artist, a songwriter and a storyteller.
I was raised in the Ozark Mountain town of Branson, Missouri, where I developed my love for music and songwriting. Growing up in Branson, you were either drawn toward show business and the entertainment industry or you ran away from it - I fell in love with it. It was Branson that introduced me to Country Music and the works of legends like Glen Campbell, The Gatlin Brothers, Mel Tillis, Andy Williams, and many more. Through these entertainers and musical icons, I saw how music connected people from various background and lifestyles and also had a way of "centering" people on a personal level.
While this community really helped my roots dig in, my overall musical influences are rich and diverse - I rarely just write or listen to one genre. Some of my musical heroes (old and young) include James Taylor, Carole King, Lori McKenna and Ben Rector. But I also grew up on the sounds of The Doobie Brothers, The Beach Boys, Sam Cooke, Aerosmith, and many others. Country, Pop, Classic Rock, Blues - they shaped me an an artist and a writer and they make me who I am. To me, they weren't competing genres, but different ways of trying to communicate the same feelings or truths about life. Songs and artists either make you feel something, or make you think about something. My musical heroes are great at doing this, and I hope to be as well.
So, I moved to Nashville in 2018. If I'm honest, it was way more difficult to navigate than I had ever planned. I faced more rejection in my first 3 months of living in Nashville than the previous 27 years of my life - ha! It was ROUGH, and I didn't feel prepared for the wake-up call I received. I wasn't getting many songwriter gigs, I bombed my first several co-writes and was ghosted, people I'd met never called back... things just hadn't really panned out as I'd hoped (aka I didn't become instantly famous - who knew!), so it was hard to fit in and find my place. I'd never felt such a lack of creativity, and I pretty much stopped releasing and sharing music altogether. Did Music City crush my dreams? What happened to the joy that music used to bring me? Do I even belong in Nashville? These are questions I asked myself for two long years, and in that time, it felt like the joy of music I once had was long gone.
But I've found that spark again. I've learned a lot about myself, and had some time to plant roots a bit deeper. I'm starting fresh and coming back to where I was in the beginning - just me and my songs, sharing them with you. I feel the joy coming back, and the music returning again.
My songs have brought me on an incredible life journey so far, and I hope you'll join me for the next chapter. I've spent the last couple years on the road, traveling and exploring the U.S. with my wife, Jordyn, and our Australian Shepherd pup, Watson. I've been writing new songs, seeing new places, and it's probably been the best time of my life.
Any-who. My music is available anywhere you could possibly get it, and it would mean a lot if you'd give it a listen. I'm so grateful for each and every person who chooses to listen to my work.
Any questions, need any help, or just want to say hey? I'd love to meet you.
Feel free to reach out on Instagram (@therobsindorf) or through my Contact Page.
Until next time, take care!