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ROBYN

  LANDIS

BIO

Robyn has co-written with such notable songwriters as David Llewellyn (2007 Kerrville New Folk Winner, 2008 John Lennon Grand Prize Winner) and Larry Murante (2008 Kerrville New Folk Finalist, 2009 John Lennon Grand Prize Winner). She has opened for or shared the stage with those writers as well as Laurie McClain, David Glaser, Jonathan Byrd, Michael McNevin, and Ellis Paul.


Robyn studied guitar with the venerable Linda Waterfall, who says "The warmth of her voice and her intuitive connection are magnetic....Her passionate commitment to justice and the Earth won my heart."


Robyn also trained as an actor and in musical theater. She was a childhood spelling bee champ and poet, has been a professional writer since age 16, and published two popular health books in her 20s before turning her focus upon music. She was born and raised in NYC, and now divides her time between the northwestern and southwestern U.S. when she isn't traveling.

Victory Music Review covered the album twice: "Many Moons is a brightly polished piece of work that will capture and carry you gently along on an intricate narrative adventure; an exceptional release," wrote Nancy Vivolo.

 
"I am excited there are voices as wonderful as the silky vocal vibes of Robyn Landis here in the Northwest. I could listen to her sing all day..." said J.W. McClure.


"Every cut here is a keeper, and Landis obviously either lavished a good deal of time on the arrangements or has a natural gift for it, probably both. Like David Wilcox, her work is rich with sympathy for human frailty and the thousand and one disappointments the flesh is heir to...of course, the fact that she has a list of awards and recognitions as long as your arm explains a lot of that. Robyn Landis, I'm quite sure, waited until her art was fully matured and, man, does it ever show." - Mark S. Tucker, Folk and Acoustic Music Exchange


Indie-Music.com says, "Smooth vocals, like an earthy Laurie Lewis...Landis has won a lot of songwriting awards, and it's easy to see why...Her writing is like a good short story." 


Bobby Kimmel, who toured and recorded with Linda Ronstadt as a member of The Stone Poneys, and ran McCabe's Guitar Shop in Santa Monica for 7 years booking acts like Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, Tom Waits, Chet Atkins and Little Feat, says: "I think Robyn is one of the most intelligent songwriters on the scene today, a thoroughly professional musician, and I remain her committed fan. I immediately fell in love with her latest release Many Moons, and was completely won over by her musicianship and intelligent lyric writing."

Songwriting Recognition

* Tumbleweed Music Festival Songwriting Contest, 3rd Place Winner, September 2012

* Wildflower Festival Performing Songwriter Contest, Winner, May 2012

* Great Lakes Songwriting Contest, 6th Place Winner, February 2012

* USA Songwriting Competition Finalist, Folk Category, November 2011 (other finalists = Edie Carey, Liz Longley)

* Official Performance Alley Showcase Selected Artist, 2011 Folk Alliance International Conference  (Memphis)

* Premiere Showcase Selected Artist, Folk Alliance Region West 2010 Conference (FAR-West)

* Music City Songwriting Competition Nashville, 2010

* Honorable Mention, Rocky Mountain Folks Fest songwriter's showcase, 2010

* Finalist, Susquehanna Art & Music Festival Songwriting Contest, 2010

* FInalist/Honor Award, Great American Song Contest, 2010

* "Director's Cut" finalist, Great Lakes Songwriting Contest, 2009

* GRAND PRIZE, JOHN LENNON SONGWRITING CONTEST (Folk, Session I,  2009)

* SELECTED ARTIST, 2009 FALCON RIDGE EMERGING ARTISTS SHOWCASE

* Finalist, Tucson Folk Festival Songwriting Contest, May 2009

* Honorable Mention, Americana Category, Unisong International Songwriting Competition, March 2009

* Honorable Mention, Acoustic/Folk Category, Unisong International Songwriting Competition, March 2009

* Showcase Winner (one of 5), W.C. Handy Music Festival, July 2008

* Finalist, Susanne Millsaps Performing Songwriter’s Showcase / Founder’s Title Folk & Bluegrass Festival, July 2008

* Honorable Mention, Telluride Troubadors competition (Telluride Folk Festival), May 2008

* Honorable Mention, International Narrative Song Competition, January 2008

* Alternate Finalist, Tumbleweed Music Festival songwriting contest, September 2007

* Top 20 Winner, Lyrics Category, Unisong International Songwriting Competition, July 2007

* Finalist, Solarfest Songwriter's Showcase, July 2007

* Finalist, KRCL/Founder’s Title Folk & Bluegrass Festival Performing Songwriter’s Showcase, July 2007

* Honorable Mention, West Coast International Songwriter's Competition, May 2007

* Finalist, Tucson Folk Festival Songwriting Contest, May 2007

* Honorable Mention, Singer-Songwriter Awards, January 2007

* First Place Winner, International Narrative Song Competition, January 2007

 * Honorable Mention, International Narrative Song Competition, January 2007

* Honorable Mention, River Bluff Music Festival Songwriting Competition, September 2006

* Finalist, 3rd Annual Williamsburg Live Songwriting Competition, August 2006

* First Place Winner, Woody Guthrie Songwriting Competition, July 2006

* Honorable Mention, Woody Guthrie Songwriting Competition, July 2006

* Second Place Winner, Acoustic/Folk Category, Unisong International Songwriting Competition, July 2006

* Top 20 Winner, Lyrics Category, Unisong International Songwriting Competition, July 2006

* Top 20 Winner, Acoustic/Folk Category, Unisong International Songwriting Competition, July 2006

* Top 20 Winner, Social/Political Category, Unisong International Songwriting Competition, July 2006

* Honorable Mention, Acoustic/Folk Category, Unisong International Songwriting Competition, July 2006

* Alternate Finalist, Solarfest Songwriter's Showcase, July 2006

* Finalist, KRCL/Founder’s Title Performing Songwriter’s Showcase, July 2006

* Honorable Mention, West Coast International Songwriting Competition, May 2006

* Finalist, Tucson Folk Festival Songwriting Contest, May 2006

* Semifinalist, Peacedriven Songwriting Competition, April 2006

* Semifinalist, International Songwriting Competition, January 2006

* Honorable Mention, Billboard Song Contest, 2005 (two songs)

* Winner, William Robert Abate Songwriting Competition, September 2005

* Finalist, Tumbleweed Music Festival Songwriting Contest, September 2005

* Honorable Mention, Woody Guthrie Songwriting Competition, July 2005

* Semifinalist, U.K. Songwriting Competition, July 2005

* Finalist, Solarfest Songwriter's Showcase, July 2005

* Honorable Mention, Songprize International Songwriting Competition, June 2005

* Finalist, Tucson Folk Festival Songwriting Contest, April 2005

* Finalist, Suwannee Springfest Songwriting Contest, March 2005