FROM THE OCEAN TO the desert...
Rob Riccardo is a Phoenix-based singer/songwriter who plays original acoustic roots music and is most passionate about the messages within his songs. Born and raised on the shores of Long Island, New York, the foundation of his songwriting career derives from the surf scene of his formative years on the east coast where he discovered the music of artists like Jack Johnson, John Butler, Xavier Rudd and Ben Harper.
Following a long post-college musical hiatus, Rob and his wife moved from New York City to Arizona where he slowly started to dabble with songwriting again. After a solid year of experimenting with a variety of genres two-thousand miles from the beaches of his youth, Rob found his way back to his acoustic roots and re-discovered his voice -- which he describes as a more polished version of his high school self -- bringing his own blend of folk, rock and pop infused with a heavy serving of conscious lyrics. These days, he draws most of his creative inspiration from the natural world and his yoga & meditation practice.
Rob's debut full-length album, The Calm Within, and his Elemental Awareness EP are both available now on all music streaming platforms and digital download stores.
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