On October 16, 2015, Rob Drabkin will release a brand new 15-track live album titled Live Vol. II This album follows Rob’s studio album Little Steps which was played on more than 100 stations across North America and was followed by Rob touring and visiting over 40 supporting radio stations.
Live Vol. II brings focus to previously unreleased material and shows tremendous growth in the band — comfort in playing, the ability to relax, debut new material, and take the songs to new levels. Notable moments on Live Vol. II include an appearance by Rob’s father and jazz saxophonist, Harry Drabkin and Garrett Sayers, (bass player of The Motet), sitting in for an epic bass battle..
Glide is premiering the live video for Drabkin’s cover of Peter Gabriel’s 1977 solo hit “Solsbury Hill” recorded live at Denver’s Bluebird Theater. Re-imagining any song in Gabriel’s catalog takes ambition and game, but Drabkin offers a fervently emotive delivery that very few can pull off with such conviction and joy.
“We joke in the band about how many songs we can include in our live set in 7/4 time signatures and we love playing in seven,” says Drabkin about the track. “Often times a band plays oddly timed tunes and the crowd’s dance moves don’t quite follow in rhythm. But this song is so different. Everyone immediately catches the beat, claps in sync and dances with a contagious grin. ‘Solsbury Hill’ just has such a natural drive and feel, no one would know it’s oddly timed. I’m still drawn to it for that reason and makes it so much fun to cover live.”