Bio & Press

Look for Robyn’s latest, Little Rain produced by Gurf Morlix. Critics agree that Robyn’s writing is the “Best of Americana and Best of Texas”. Robyn has recently been referred to as “The Queen of Modern Texas Country Soul’ and “the most formidable songwriter of the Robisons”.

Out of these Blues, was voted No. 1 Album of 2011 by Texas Music Scene, and Top 10 Album of the 2011 by Austin City Limits, No Depression, 93.3 KGSR, and Texas Music Magazine! Robyn was also voted a Top 10 Female Musician of 2011 by No Depression and Top 10 Best Song of 2011 by No Depression and Texas Music Scene.

Out of These Blues features a dizzying cast, including Producer/Multi-instrumentalist Gurf Morlix (Lucinda Williams), Ian “Mac” MacLagan (Faces, Rolling Stones), John Ludwick, Eddie Cantu, Gene Elders (George Strait, Lyle Lovett), Trish Murphy and Slaid Cleaves.

“The Queen of Modern Texas Country Soul” - No Depression

“The most formidable writer of the Robisons.” - Lone Star Music Magazine

“Now and then, a young artist arrives with such confidence that you wonder where he or she has been hiding. Ludwick sings, and she does seem inhabited by an old soul. Fortunately, she’s very much with us now.” – Texas Monthly

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BIOGRAPHY

Robyn Ludwick did two things that will forever imprint her career: She chose not to use her illustrious maiden name, Robison, and she waited until she was good and ready to seriously pursue music.

Growing up in Bandera, Texas with her two brothers and sister, some of Robyn’s earliest memories were those falling asleep across folding chairs in Texas dancehalls where her grandparents danced to live music every weekend. Or running barefoot through Bandera’s Purple Cow, where her mother tended bar as “Whiskey River” and “Rolling with the Flow” played for the millionth time on the jukebox. “Where I come from, music was always there…my father told me that they set up my crib at Floore’s Country Store so that they could see Willie Nelson play.”

Teaching herself to play the guitar at age 15, Robyn’s influences were far beyond her years (Jackson Browne, Van Morrison, Emmylou Harris) listening to albums already 20 years old. As a teenager, she was slipping off to Live Music Capital Austin, Texas every weekend to hear music. Inevitably, Robyn moved to Austin immediately after high school and soon married Austin bassist John Ludwick.

After receiving a Civil Engineering Degree from The University of Texas, a set of intense life changes woke Robyn’s sleeping songwriter at age 30. “It just pretty much poured out at that point. I guess it was time, you know.” Robyn dove headlong into her craft, taking on a music career that she feared would be overshadowed by the wealth of family talent that came before her (older brothers Charlie and Bruce Robison and in-laws Kelly Willis and Dixie Chick Emily Robison).

The critics agreed that it was time, as 2005’s For So Long , Produced by the legendary Danny Barnes of Bad Livers, was named a top 10 album of the year by both the Austin Chronicle, and renowned Austin public radio station KUT-FM. It went to No. 1 on the Euro-Americana Music Chart and earned her a No Depression SXSW showcase), and a slot at the 2006 Austin City Limits Music Festival.

After many acclaimed performances for American and European audiences, Robyn got to work on her second album. Too Much Desire, another set of soulful originals. Released in 2008 to many a stunning review, contributions from Grammy nominee Eliza Gilkyson coalesce with a timeless execution on Robyn’s part, the effect of which is, as AllMusic puts it: “…elegant and graceful as a straight razor; it takes no prisoners, makes no apologies. In other words, it’s just drop-dead gorgeous.”

Critically acclaimed Out of these Blues features a dizzying cast, including Producer/Multi-instrumentalist Gurf Morlix (Lucinda Williams, Blaze Foley), Ian “Mac” MacLagan (Small Faces, Faces, Rolling Stones), John Ludwick, Eddie Cantu, Gene Elders (George Strait, Lyle Lovett), Trish Murphy and Slaid Cleaves. This break-out Americana album received numerous accolades including 2011 Top 10 Album honors from Austin City Limits, No Depression, Texas Music Magazine and 93.3 KGSR as well as Best Album of the year by the Texas Music Scene, No Depression’s Best Female Musicians and nominations for Best Female Vocalist and Best Singer-Songwriter-Folk at the Lone Star Music Awards.

It was only a matter of time that Robyn’s songwriting soon came to the forefront, with cuts appearing on brother’s Charlie and Bruce as well as sister-in-law Kelly Willis 2013 and 2014 releases, earning her the “most formidable writers of the Robison’s” stamp by Lone Star Music Magazine.

Look for Robyn’s latest, Little Rain produced by Gurf Morlix, which crowned Robyn, “The Queen of Modern Texas Country Soul” by No Depression.

Additional Press Resources

2014 Robyn Ludwick One Sheet

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