If you don't know me yet, my name is Rob. I'm 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 to show business and entertainment industry or you ran away from it - I was drawn in. It was Branson that introduced me to Country Music and the works of Andy Williams, Glen Campbell, The Gatlin Brothers, Mel Tillis, and the like. I saw how music drew people in and animated the lives of audiences. Because of that, I try to write songs that connect with and touch the lives of my listeners, from emotion-grabbing soft pop melodies to the honest-to-God lyrical styles of country and folk music. When it comes to musical influences, I tend to take a little of everything. Some of my musical heroes (old and young) include James Taylor, Carole King, Lori McKenna and Ben Rector.
I moved to Nashville in 2018 as a songwriter/artist and, if I'm honest, it was more difficult than I ever imagined. 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 was not at all prepared. I wasn't getting many songwriter gigs, I bombed my first few 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 I'm so excited to share it with you.
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 year 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 year 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!