Meet Ronny Robinson: Home-schooled mama's boy. Self-described misfit. Mechanic by day and songwriter by night. Until he turned 18, Robinson never celebrated a single holiday or birthday. His songwriting style pulls together these uncommon life experiences to create songs that tilt on the edge of somber but are ultimately saved by tones of childlike wistfulness.
Robinson roots in the over-saturated Chicago pop-punk scene of the early 2000s would surprise you -- especially after hearing the soulful melodies and nuanced and intelligent lyrics of his Elliott Smith-esque offerings on his current EP "Just Another Boy". The ironically titled EP includes tracks which will all at once stun you, comfort you and let you sink into a deep hole -- while leaving glimmers of light to guide you through. The songs expose a familiar, human voice -- not overproduced and alien, but warm and real. With lyrics like "Like a die with no dots / A brain in a box / I am as useless to you" you can feel the prowess of this underground and yet-to-be-recognized talent from the windy city.
Robinson was formerly in the Chicago band Witroy, and has recorded with Craig Miller of Danger Is My Middle Name. His debut release of his EP "Just Another Boy" garnered positive reviews and impressive iTunes downloads through grassroots and word-of-mouth marketing. Robinson has played at Chicago music landmarks like Beat Kitchen, Double Door and Elbo Room.
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