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About Rob

Baker Rob Wilson is a Texas born, Maryland raised musician, creative-folklorist, mythologist and graphic artist who has spent the last four years fighting a rare form of Leukemia and is currently in remission. He is lead singer... more

Posters by Rob Wilson

A selection of music posters designed by Rob Wilson from 2000 to Present. Though he does most of his work with digital media, Rob's design style is inspired by traditional silk screen, wood cuts and letter press techniques. Additionally, Rob overlays and blends layers in various ways in order to create three dimensional effects. He spent two years silk screening for HBI Graphics in Crofton, MD.

Rob Wilson @ Hampdenfest 2011

Rob Wilson performs live @ Hampdenfest 2011. Songs include: Narrows blues, Headless Rider and Troubled Times.

  • Narrows Blues

    Performance & original composition by Rob Wilson. An original slide guitar composition w/ lyrics referencing Point Lookout, California,MD and other local landmarks. "Ain't no goin' down the Lookout, Honey, baby, what's the point? Ain't no goin' down the Lookout, Honey, baby, what's the point? I may not know just where I'm going, But I sure know what I want."-RW
  • Headless Rider

    Original Composition and performance by Rob Wilson. An original blues composition written in Open E Minor reminiscent of the style of Skip James. Lyrics are an expression of creative mythology, combining elements of headless horseman myths and lore from Ireland, Germany, India and the U.S. Delivered in pre-war songster style.
  • Troubled Times

    Original composition and performance by Rob Wilson. Lyrics are written as a response to the Neko Case song 'The Pharaohs'. "Darlin', everybody loves you when the water tastes like wine, But it's hard to play the Pharaoh in these troubled times." -RW

"Pieces of Eight" Concept Album by Rob Wilson and Television Hill

Words and music by Rob Wilson, performances by Rob Wilson & Television Hill.

Pieces of Eight is a raucous eight song romp through the sandy shoals of the Eastern Seaboard and beyond. This lively recording is an exploration the of tales & legends of such notable pirate personalties as Blackbeard, Captain Kidd, Tommy Tew and several other salty dogs and will also include some special guest performances by other local Baltimore musicians. Also featured is the traditional sea ballad 'One Hundred Years on the Eastern Shore'. Historical and anecdotal material from the works 'The Pirates Pact', 'The Pirates Own Book', and 'Pirates of the Atlantic Coast' is referenced as well as several other sea-worthy sources.

  • King's Gold Live @ Ottobar

    'King's Gold' is an original composition by Rob Wilson performed live @ Ottobar by Rob wilson and Television hill. 'King's Gold' is about the blurry distinction between pirate and privateer in maritime matters. 'We're sworn to strike no English sail. They say that dead men tell no Tails.' -RW
  • Diamond Shoals Live @ Otttobar

    'Diamond Shoals' is an original composition by Rob Wilson performed live @ Ottobar by Television Hill. 'Diamond Shoals is a narrative told from the perspective of Israel Hands, Ship's Master to one Edward Teach, AKA Blackbeard. "I'll not set sail for England proper, Nor swing beneath the gallows pole.' -RW
  • Kill Devil Hills Live @ Ottobar

    Kill Devil Hills' is an original composition by Rob Wilson performed live @ Otoobar by Rob Wilson and Television Hill. The composition is about Kill Devil rum and pirate haunts of the outer Banks of North Carolina. 'When you're bulgin' like ol' Billion Dollar Bill, You know you will, You know you will. And when you're hot to pop your pistol, I know you will, Down in them Kill Devil Hills.'-RW
  • Kitty Hawk

    An original composition by Rob Wilson detailing a fictional account of a merchant who would rather wink his ship than turn it over to pirates. 'The damsel of the Pamlico, From Nags Head to Carolla.' -RW
  • Santiago

    An original instrumental composition by Rob Wilson inspired by the name of the original Spanish colony on the island of Jamaica.
  • Kill Devil Hills

    'Kill Devil Hills' is an original composition by Rob Wilson about Kill Devil rum and pirate haunts of the outer Banks of North Carolina. 'When you're bulgin' like ol' Billion Dollar Bill, You know you will, You know you will. And when you're hot to pop your pistol, I know you will, Down in them Kill Devil Hills.'-RW

"My Name's Hardin" Concept EP by Rob Wilson and Television Hill

Words and music by Rob Wilson, performances by Rob Wilson & Television Hill.

Television Hill is currently putting the finishing touches on My Name's Hardin, a concept EP that takes a poke at the title of Bob Dylan's 1967 release John Wesley Harding. It's due out on Friends Records (FR008) in January of 2013. This six shot mostly biographical work is an exciting excursion through the life and lore of the fastest gun in the west, Wes Hardin and pays equal homage to Dylan's record and Johnny Cash's double concept album Sings the Ballads of the True West.

Drawing from Hardin's autobiography, his Letters from Prison and an assortment of other biographical and relevant material, Television Hill examines the Hardin of legend & song while serving up savory mesquite seasoned tales of pride, bloodlust and a cycle of violence that would ultimately consume the legendary Texas outlaw.

Cowtown caterwauling, gritty guitars and rolling hill country rhythms cleverly coalesce to re-create the cattle trails, jail cells and whiskey soaked saloons of the Reconstruction Era South in this half hour epic.The band's all-star line-up on this recording consists of Rob Wilson, Dave Heumann, David Bergander and Walker Teret with additional performances by Tony Drummond.

Featured tracks are:

Round Mountain
The Livingstons and I
Four Sixes

  • Four Sixes

    'Four Sixes' is an original composition by Rob Wilson detailing the last days and minutes of the life of the outlaw John Wesley Hardin. A tribute to old cowboys songs like 'El Paso' and the 'Streets of Laredo', 'Four Sixes' provides a haunting 6/8 end to this musical narrative of the fastest gun in the west. 'I need that heartache right now Just like I need me a hole in my head.' -RW
  • The Livingstons and I

    'The Livingstons and I' is an original composition by Rob Wilson which intermingles accounts of John Wesley Hardin's time in exile from Texas with Wilson's own experiences travelling in the Florida Panhandle. 'I beg your pardon, But my name's Hardin. Best go on and tell old Bobby I'll be stoppin' by.' -RW
  • Round Mountain

    'Round Mountain' is an original composition by Rob Wilson detailing the murder of Brown County, TX Sheriff Charlie Webb by the outlaw John Wesley Hardin. the narrative also alludes to the lynching of Hardin's brothers and cousin, Hardin's flight to safety on Round Mountain, and the blood feud which would eventually erupt between Brown County and Comanche County as a result of the Hardin lynchings.

The Headless Horseman of Furnace Hills & Other Tales

"The Headless Horseman of Furnace Hills & Other Tales" is an musical exploration of folktales and legends of Maryland. Rob Wilson revisits the ghost stories, songs and legends of the Chesapeake and surrounding areas, reworking each regional narrative to fit his own raucous brand of creative Americana. Themes include: The Goat Man of P.G. County, Black Aggie, The Headless Horseman of Furnace Hills, Puckam and other local anecdotes and legends.

Rob's Curated Collection

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