"Folks, Wiley ROCKS!" – Gary Lucas (Jeff Buckley)
"She has rasp & soul, using it while she inspires audiences with her sultry and southern-rock sound."
"One common characteristic binds the tracks on Robin Wiley's EP - lyrical wit; the deft, melodic instrumental arrangements serve as perfect context for her wry Americana narratives."
As a child, Robin Wiley, a native Texan's precocious musical passion was fueled by Sunday afternoons tuning in to the songs Casey Kasem announced via her parent's antique stereo. Even before she was five years old she was phoning in her requests, ardently hoping to hear her favorites played on the show. Coming from a musical family background, Robin developed and honed her style on old country classics, gritty rock tunes, and new pop hits, cultivating a unique sound. You can feel it in the honesty of her voice and the clarity of her lyrics. Robin's spirit shines through in her latest EP, Texicali.
Robin and her producer Ted Russell Kamp (Shooter Jennings) came up with the name, Texicali because they spent a great deal of time in both California and Texas working on this project. After numerous recording sessions in (Austin, Wimberley, Dallas, Los Angeles and Echo Park, CA,) it was time to return to Los Angeles and finish up at Ted's studio. Texicali was mixed and mastered at The Station House in Echo Park, CA by Mark Rains. This record manages to be bright, almost playful, while delving into the depths of issues that confront everyone.
Robin's previous work includes the album Somethin' Bout Love, Sunflowerand the single "What About Me." Other notable achievements include performing voice-overs, jingles, an active role in a film commemorating the life of Woody Guthrie and acting appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Sarah Silverman and "Ghost Whisperers." For six years, Robin Wiley has performed the National Anthem at the ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot. As an avowed abolitionist against child slavery, she devotes time and effort to LOVE146, a charity for victims of child trafficking. Robin has dedicated her life to making a difference through music and action.
Robin Wiley plans on touring this spring and summer in support of her new release, Texicali.