Robert Deeble's spirit-infused lyrics are paired with a subtle, minimalist style that echoes old folk heroes like Leonard Cohen and Nick Drake. His first album, released with his band, Days Like These, was a critical success and featured a duet with Victoria Williams, "Rock A Bye." Days Like These never performed outside of the L.A. area and disbanded soon after their first release. His second album, a solo effort entitled Earthside Down, was released in 1998 and featured the production work of Anthony Arvizu and Stephen Hodges (best known for his drum work with Tom Waits). They helped augment Deeble's spare sound with cellos, timpani, gongs, and electronic elements, creating a sound that treads a line between folk and ambient music.
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