A gambler of wit, Rob Baird spins lyrical luck in his fourth record, 'After All' to find out what happens when you go looking for yourself in someone else. In the 2019 follow-up to his third 2015 record, Wrong Side of the River, Memphis-bred Baird smashes right into heartache, chasing losses just to end up winning back the love he never knew he was looking for.

“For me, until you get your heart broken as an adult, you don’t really know how to write anything meaningful. You can make it up…that works for a little while. I’m not saying you have to be completely unhinged to make music, but I think you do have to know what it feels like to be completely vulnerable,” explained Baird of the record. “Every emotion you feel in a breakup — anger, anguish, disappointment, lust — you’ll feel it as you listen.”

Recorded straight to tape, at Battletapes, an East Nashville studio under the direction of Jeremy Ferguson (Cage The Elephant, Andrew Combs, Lucie Silvas) — 'After All' combines the known with the unknown applying new processes with familiar relationships. Produced by long time friend and collaborator, Rick Brantley who did time on Music Row as well as in the trenches with the likes of John Hiatt and Brandi Clark; Texas-based musicians’ Austin ‘Woodrow’ Morgan and Z Lynch, 'After All' brings together a depth of sound only musicians playing together for a decade can make. According to Woodrow: “We’ve gone from hating each other to living together to playing together so much that we hated each other all over again. Somewhere along the way we figured out how to grow up and now after so much time spent talking about it, we have finally made a record together.”

Drawing inspiration from Lucinda Williams’ tender melodies to the raw chords of James McMurtry, Rob surrounded himself with the sounds and souls that have known him best to make his latest album. Shaped serendipitously and with the help of friends Burleson Smith, David Beck and Brian Douglas Phillips, the songs were crafted over a couple years at a kitchen table in Austin.

Parker Chapin often reminisces where his life was 4 years ago. An emerging life of music quickly fading away. Leaving an emergency room, despite what doctors suggested. A daily lethal habit: benzos, cocaine, alcohol - repeat. An impenetrable obsession to escape his own mind. Uninspired, suicidal, directionless, and nothing to show for.
After two failed attempts at sobriety, he scavenged up the courage for one last stint of treatment in 2014 and left music at the door.
After moving to Austin, Texas in 2016 - music slowly began to cross his mind again. Writing music became a necessity like never before. He then met producer Brian Douglas Phillips (longtime producer of David Ramirez) after a show and began recording his debut project - ‘Shark Bait.’
Released October 2018, Shark Bait encapsulates Parker’s personal journey with addiction, heartbreak, death of friends, and changing a flawed way of existing. It has been regarded as one of the best Americana releases of 2018 by many. He dishes out a dim, apparitional vibe of Americana-Folk, coherently fitting with the destructive tales of troubled heartache, self destroying ramblers and lonesome vagabonds that reside within his songs.
Today, the young songwriter has a newfound hope for something better. A true artist with a raw, unique voice, Chapin leaves it all on the line. An unforgettable expression of love and pain. An example of a troubled soul that discovered a better way of living.

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