What People Are Saying About

Robert Burton Hubele

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Review of The Sleepy Time King

Robert Burton Hubele

The Sleepy Time King

Self-produced

Known as the poet of the Blues, Hubele just keeps expanding and exploring his horizons.  Blues, jazz, soundtracks, works incorporating photography (another avenue he excels at) with his music…and now an album for children and the young at heart.  Released in time for the Christmas season, The Sleepy Time King is a collection of songs and stories dedicated to his Grandpa, who told him stories when he was young, and to his grandchildren, who give him great joy and inspiration.  More a singer/songwriter collection than a blues album, The Sleepy Time King is a delightful collection of stories in song and spoken word that are intended to inspire as well as entertain children and to spark memories in parents and grandparents alike.  This is a great item to give as a gift to the young and the young at heart.  Brad Steckel provides the guitar work behind Hubele’s songs and storytelling.  Also performing on the album are assorted family members, Kristian Alexandrovon piano,  Pat Belliveau on bass clarinet, John Lacey on pedal steel, John Hyde on acoustic bass, Andrzej Ryszka on drums and more.  Together they manage to put together an album that is easy on the ears, full of delightfully entertaining stories and the perfect aid for parents and grandparents alike who are looking for the perfect tool to entertain and teach the young while putting them down for a good night’s sleep.  From a musical standpoint, this is right on the money.  This is an album that will end up being passed down through the generations, acting as well as inspiration for parents to interject their own stories.  Robert Burton Hubele does it again.  Proof positive that he is not a “one-trick” pony, Canada’s Poet of the Blues shows us once more at he is a masterful entertainer…no matter what he might be called upon to do.

Reflections In Blue– Bill Wilson

Website – http://roberthubele.com/

FaceBook – https://www.facebook.com/robert.burton.758

YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=robert+burton+hubele

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Live Performance Review

“The Social Committee in our building is always looking for new ways to bring together the people who live here, believing that the more we know each other, the more we will take care of each other and the special place where we live.  We invited Robert to present a night of music and stories, and he did not disappoint!  Robert is so engaging as he relates the back story of his songs…funny, touching, romantic and thoughtful.  His songs tell the story of his life, and his music is so connected to his words.  A master guitar player, he entertained the group with his stylings and talent.  The feedback from our residents has been so positive, we know that this forum will be something we include in future social functions.  Thank you so much, Robert, for your talent, your good humour and your music!”   (Panorama Place Social Committee – June 2016)

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Robert Burton Hubele & Brad Steckel

She Won’t Talk To Me

Self-Produced

Often referred to as the Poet of the Blues, Hubele is a master storyteller, superb guitarist and his abilities as songwriter are unequalled.  In short, he is a wordsmith of the first order.  It gets no better than this.  Add his stellar guitar work and smooth as silk vocals, and you have a winner.  The fun does not stop there.  Add the talents of guitar virtuoso Brad Steckel.  Brad, a native of Easton, PA and a graduate of the Berklee College of Music, in Boston, has been a professional guitarist since the age of 14.  Early on he toured in support of some of the best known bands in the Rock world.  He has since relocated to Calgary, Alberta Canada, where he runs a state of the art recording studio.  His style compliments that of Hubele beautifully, making for an album that sounds rich, full and absolutely “eargasmic”, to quote an old friend of mine.  Hubele is a well-rounded musician, extremely well versed in countless musical styles.  His masterful work with wording earned him the title of “Poet Of The Blues.”  His blend of blues and a velvety-smooth jazz is relaxing, wrapping itself around the listener like that old afghan, crocheted by your Grandmother.  She Won’t Talk To Me is his tenth CD release, the title tune featured in the movie “No Men Beyond This Point”, in which Robert Burton Hubele is featured playing the song.  The CD features 11 songs penned by the master wordsmith, covering topics like life, love and death.  An incredibly diverse album, She Won’t Talk To Me flows from style to style, effortlessly…taking the listener on a musical journey that covers blues in many forms, soulful ballads and even a touch of country.  This is the kind of album you put in the player, hit the repeat button and settle in with a nice bottle of your drink of choice…your beloved close at hand.  Call him a bluesman, a singer/songwriter, a balladeer, a songster or whatever you like.  This is an exceptional album from an artist who writes from wells of experience…one factor that give music power and an air of authenticity.  Any way you look at it, this is a great album you won’t want to miss.

Bill Wilson – Reflections In Blue

FaceBook – https://www.facebook.com/RobertsMusicPage/?fref=nf

YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=robert+burton+hubele

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La Hora Del Blues in Barcelona Spain

Robert Burton Hubele “She Won’t Talk To Me”. Self Production 2016.

The song that gives title to the album was included in the film “No Men Beyond This Point” soundtrack. Robert Burton Hubele performs the song in the film, and again it is also played at the end behind the credits. The popularity of the soundtrack was the perfect reason to publish a new album in collaboration with producer, guitar player and friend Brad Steckel. Once again Robert Burton Hubele reveals himself as a great performer and an excellent story teller, with subjects that explore relationships, life and love, all framed by an intimate music based on blues which also includes some jazz, pop and world music. For those who are not familiar with this Canadian singer and guitar player, I must mention that the honesty, good taste and the calm way Robert performs the ten own songs included in the album, will drive listeners to a delicious and bucolic sound landscape. VERY GOOD.

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RootsTime, Belgium Radio and On Line Magazine

Robert Burton Hubele is a Canadian singer-songwriter, who has been active since 1972 as acoustic, electric and dobro blues, jazz and rock guitarist. He worked for years in the steel industry and wrote his first song at the age of twenty. “House Of The Rising Sun” by The Animals was Robert’s first interest in music. Hubele was interested in the music of the old blues men and was later introduced by Chuck Tracy (a seasoned musician and his roommate) in jazz. His descent from rural Alberta can also be heard in his music. In the 70s Hubele was captivated by the slide dobro, after hearing Bonnie Raitt. Raitt learned to play slide guitar by Mississippi Fred McDowell. After his album “Highway Of Dreams” (2012) Hubele (again together with his buddy producer Brad Steckel) recently released the album “She Won’t Talk To Me”. It is his tenth studio album with ten original songs and one “hidden” track.

“She Won’t Talk To Me” is beside the opener of the album, a song from the movie “No Men Beyond This Point”. It is, as most of the songs on the album, a song with a story. Here is the story of the man who finds the right woman, who turns out to be but just then in the company of the wrong man. “Life Is Funny” is a blues ballad with a positive message and “Sweet Talk” an uptempo blues song. “Get (Down) To The Bottom,” a hallucinatory raga / blues song, is biting the special duck in the blues. It’s a song that no doubt remains as nahangen. “I Cried Your Name” is a country song, which refers to its country of origin and “Such A Little Thing”, a song about giving and receiving, is a mid-tempo rocker swamp, which does well with this. With “Without You” the pace is even more aware of, and then unwind in the country ballad “Baby Come Down”. Hubele wrote after a tour in Portugal down his impressions in the Latino rocker “Portugal”. The regular valve called “Oh Mama” and is a ballad that Hubele wrote as a tribute to his mother. She made do under difficult circumstances, without ever complaining, for him and seven other children. The promised “hidden” track is called “If You Love Christmas”. It’s a mid-tempo ballad, which sounds very promising for next Christmas.

And with “She Won’t Talk To Me” Robert Burton Hubele again proves his versatility and musicianship. For lovers of “easy blues” music and where you can lie back and dig it, this is the right choice.

Eric Schuurmans

If you speak Dutch you can check out the RootsTime OnLine Magazine. I’m on the cover!

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Songwriter says it’s the ride, not the destination

  • by  Matthew Hoekstra – Richmond Review

The ‘House of The Rising Sun’ was his initial inspiration.It was recorded in a single take in 1964 and became the Animals’ signature song. It also inspired Robert Burton Hubele to make music.

The jazz and blues musician developed a love for the blues listening to the radio as a teenager. But it was the song “House of the Rising Sun” that pulled him in further. He just had to learn to play it.

Hubele’s pal Butch, a railway co-worker with an electric guitar and amplifier, offered to teach him. It marked the start of a musical life for Hubele.

Raised in southern Alberta as the eldest of eight children, the now Vancouver-based Hubele has written and performed songs since 1972. He plays acoustic and electric guitar and slide dobro.

He’s just finished recording his tenth album, which might be called ‘Life Is Funny That Way’. Writing songs is Hubele’s way of leaving his mark on the world. He writes about little things that make a difference.

He writes when a song comes to him—about once a month—and spends up to two hours putting a song together. The best ones, he says, often come the fastest. Polishing and learning a song takes a few more weeks, and sharing it can last a lifetime.

1. In a sentence, describe your music? “Original bluesy/jazzy/country/pop with a strong story line.”

2. What inspires your songwriting? “Mostly the small things in life. Interactions and reactions between people. A dream.”

3. What comes first in songwriting—the story or the music? “The music comes first, usually an interesting lick. If I can get the first two lines the song is written.”

4. Most memorable concert you’ve attended? “B.B. King at Calgary’s Jubilee Auditorium. I got to meet and speak with B.B. after the show.”

5. What do you like best about Vancouver? “The flowers.”

6. Do you miss rural Alberta? “We miss the long rides in the endless foothills and our family and friends we left behind.”

7. Have you ever taken formal music lessons? “No. I’m entirely self-taught.”

8. Place in the world you’d enjoy getting lost? “Southern California.”

9. Musician you most revere? “My longtime collaborator and co-producer Brad Steckel of Calgary.”

10. How did the Prairies influence your music? “The wide open landscapes and the hard labour jobs I worked, and the people I worked with, became the tapestry upon which I wrote many of my early songs.”

11. You titled your most recent CD Highway of Dreams. Why? “I’ve been a truck driver and machine operator off and on through most of my life. The song I titled the album after is about having the perfect long-haul experience. It’s a metaphor for the journey I’m on, I guess. It’s not the destination, it’s the ride.”

12. Most unusual place you’ve performed? “In a gangster cafe in northern Holland, where most of the patrons were big, mean and were carrying guns. They liked me, thank heavens.”

13. Favourite post-concert snack? “Hot cocoa and cognac.”

14. Your usual breakfast? “Porridge.”

15. Trapped in a shopping mall, you might leave with? “Books.”

16. Longest job/career you’ve had outside music? “Fifteen years working for the City of Calgary Sewers.”

17. If your guitar could tell a story, what would it say? “You don’t play me enough.”

18. Best health tip? “Don’t worry, be happy.”

19. Coffee shop beverage of choice? “Hot chocolate.”

20. Best advice you’ve ever received? “Write what you know.”

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From Eduarda F.M.

I heard you sing for the first time @ Trees Organic Coffee House yesterday.You sound amazing.

You got one of those voices that heals the soul.

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Robert Burton Hubele in rotation on SHORE 104.3 FM in Vancouver!

Just found out I’m getting regular air-play on SHORE with my song ‘Everything But The Blues’.

Here’s the phone number to make requests for my songs on SHORE: 604.280.1043

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Tom Harrison – Entertainment – The Province – March 25/13

“Make some room in your collection – here’s a short list of records worth checking out.”

“Robert Burton Hubele isn’t flashy but his easy blues style and low-key approach will have you returning to his latest album, Highway Of Dreams.”

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Poet of The Blues

La Hora del Blues – Spain

Vincente Zumel

Musician, story teller, life poet, composer, song writer, guitarist and singer, so is Robert Burton Hubele, a talkative and very entertaining man, who brings his ideas through the music, spreading his loving and dreaming message and experiences, on a kind of calm personal jazz-blues music, full of an avant-garde conception on its development. 

All songs included in both albums are original and written by Robert Burton Hubele, a musician who comes from Vancouver, Canada.

His previous work, “I Get Lonely”, gathers ten songs that move between jazz and blues, where Robert plays guitar, slide, dobro and he sings too. He has done it together with his good friend Brad Steckel, who plays percussion, keyboards, bass and guitar, and has been sound engineer too. Robert B. Hubele is a deep fan of Albert King, B.B. King, Howlin’ Wolf, Wille Dixon, Muddy Waters, Freddie King and other many blues musicians. In jazz and swing fields, Robert has always followed the music of Tom Waits, Mose Allison, Fats Waller, Cab Calloway and Louis Jordan. His favorite vocalists are Dean Martin, Bing Crosby and The Mills Brothers.

In the second album Robert merges to successfully investigate the previous mentioned styles, and he does it with and extreme good taste and skill. The result is an exciting elegant work, honestly and tastefully performed. Enjoy these two albums done by an original peculiar fellow called Robert Burton Hubele. VERY GOOD.

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Bill Willson, Sr. Writer at Billtown Blue Note

Robert Burton Hubele & Brad Steckel

She Won’t Talk To Me

Self-Produced

Often referred to as the Poet of the Blues, Hubele is a master storyteller, superb guitarist and his abilities as songwriter are unequalled.  In short, he is a wordsmith of the first order.  It gets no better than this.  Add his stellar guitar work and smooth as silk vocals, and you have a winner.  The fun does not stop there.  Add the talents of guitar virtuoso Brad Steckel.  Brad, a native of Easton, PA and a graduate of the Berklee College of Music, in Boston, has been a professional guitarist since the age of 14.  Early on he toured in support of some of the best known bands in the Rock world.  He has since relocated to Calgary, Alberta Canada, where he runs a state of the art recording studio.  His style compliments that of Hubele beautifully, making for an album that sounds rich, full and absolutely “eargasmic”, to quote an old friend of mine.  Hubele is a well-rounded musician, extremely well versed in countless musical styles.  His masterful work with wording earned him the title of “Poet Of The Blues.”  His blend of blues and a velvety-smooth jazz is relaxing, wrapping itself around the listener like that old afghan, crocheted by your Grandmother.  She Won’t Talk To Me is his tenth CD release, the title tune featured in the movie “No Men Beyond This Point”, in which Robert Burton Hubele is featured playing the song.  The CD features 11 songs penned by the master wordsmith, covering topics like life, love and death.  An incredibly diverse album, She Won’t Talk To Me flows from style to style, effortlessly…taking the listener on a musical journey that covers blues in many forms, soulful ballads and even a touch of country.  This is the kind of album you put in the player, hit the repeat button and settle in with a nice bottle of your drink of choice…your beloved close at hand.  Call him a bluesman, a singer/songwriter, a balladeer, a songster or whatever you like.  This is an exceptional album from an artist who writes from wells of experience…one factor that give music power and an air of authenticity.  Any way you look at it, this is a great album you won’t want to miss.

Bill Wilson

Website – http://roberthubele.com/

                 http://www.nevinpark.com/

FaceBook – https://www.facebook.com/RobertsMusicPage/?fref=nf

YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=robert+burton+hubele

Your work strikes a note in my heart. Three cheers for the storyteller for without him our lives would be so much more amiss. Generally a blues fan I found your work to have those same qualities that reach straight through to the heart of the listener.

It has an old-timey quality that puts it in a category all its own, at least in today’s market. To find stuff like this I have to look back to John Renbourn and the other British folk artists. Thanks again.

Great Album, one that will never be far from my player.  Normally once I finish living with an album and write the review, it goes to the shelf, often never to be pulled again.  Not in this case.

– Bill Wilson

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Here’s a review I received online from DJ (CJSF-FM 90.1)  and Vancouver Lifestyles Magazine contributor Ryan Fltetcher.

Robert Hubele and Stories of Love

Robert Hubele has been down a long winding road in music. He started from the humblest of beginnings in playing his first guitar like it was a fiddle as a boy, to commercial success, comfort and Canadian fame in the 80s with a full backing band, to now going back to a stripped down solo arrangement in his recent work.

Once you get talking with Robert you realize there are few things in the music business he has not experienced or seen. But unlike others, throughout this trip that seems to only leave people disillusioned and bitter, this artist remains as friendly and cheerful as any musician you will ever meet.

Through all those times it’s only the story in his music that’s been important to Robert Hubele. With good looks, big ticket attention, and his sexy jazzy voice it would have been easy to go astray and follow the gold brick road to selling out his soul. But he hasn’t, and maybe thats how he’s achieved one other rarity on this journey so many other maestros have travelled before. He has raised a good family and kept a happy wife.

Off stage Robert Hubele has got a soft-spoken humility and quietness that would never lead you to suspect he’s a first class entertainer, but the stage changes people. On stage the stories he keeps come to life.

In his recent album, ‘Highway of Dreams’ Robert Hubele has built a great collection of songs about the little moments of love present in life. It is a lyrically and melodically satisfying trip of intrigue that from song to song builds the listeners own appreciation and gratitude for the human experience. It reveals the love that hides in the strangest of places, and does so fluently, as only Hubele can do.

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She Won’t Talk To Me

is currently receiving air-play on Radio stations around the world.

Here are some of them and links to their sites:

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CBFX – Kamloops FM Radio

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Simone Bargelli-Italy

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CJAM 99.1 FM -Windsor/Detroit

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Roots radioprogram Blueprint / The Netherlands

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Radio Ridderkerk (The Netherlands)

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Roots Time – Belgium

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Hamburger Lokal  radio- Blues und Folk – Ursula Goretzky- Germany

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BluesTime Radio – Germany

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Jane Weber, EuroRadio (A member of European Broadcasting Union – EBU/Union Europeenne De Radio Television – UER) – Slovenia

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Cap’n Barney aka Pat Turlo ODD ROCK on WMHB 89.7 FM – Australia

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Jean-Pierre Petit

“L’Hôtel Du Blues”

CKUT 90.3 FM (Montréal, Canada)

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radio KRIZ is in Seattle known as Radio KRIZ-AM Soul of the Pacific Northwest

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Radio Holstebro is Denmark dj is kjell andreassen

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Highway of Dreams song featured on Cairns radio in Australia

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studio 100 – Davide Frascella in Italy

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GTFM   is GTFM Community Radio  in the UK

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Vocespazio is Massimo Ferro Italy

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Italy

Top Blues-Terry Oreilly

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Norma Martinez Friday Night Blues at KTEP in El Paso Texas

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Rock & Blues across Australia,Tecka’s Tracks Rock & Blues Show’

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STAR FM  Dave Barker – Blues Tazmania

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radio 98eins: Willkommen bei Radio 98eins- Germany

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sunday morning soul-w/ johnny max – Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Midnight Train Blues (black on blues) PodCast,Surrey, British Isles

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CFRC 101.9 MHz – Kingston,Ontario

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cjly – 93.5 fm – Nelson bc

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CJSF 90.1 MHz – Burnaby, BC, Canada

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TVEnschedeFM – Germany

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I AmEntertainment Magazine

One of Google’s Top 10 entertainment magazines on the web

Web: www.roberthubele.com
Location: Vancouver, BC
Genre: Blues/Jazz
Key Tracks: All

Robert Burton Hubele is a kool kat whose sound can best be described as a Starbucks
Chai Tea Latte with a side of coffee cake; its a great way to cure your hunger and
thirst for something sweet and refreshing.

“I Get Lonely” is the title track to Robert’s 10 song Blues CD, “Highway of Dreams” is the title track of his newest Romantic Pop/Jazz/Blues CD,both an absolute treasure. These songs are the perfect blend of blues and jazz, and Hubele’s voice is right in the pocket,
filling every void that exists on the track. This is the only song I know of that makes
being lonely sound so cool.

Another great song is “Red Wine” because Robert showcases his vocal savvy on top
of some of the snazziest jazz music on the market today. The lyrical content is very
clever and the musicianship is brilliant. The organ and saxophone solos are the two
key elements that bring out the best in this tune. Hubele and his band capture the true
essence of jazz music here, and they deserve a great deal of credit for it.

Other notable songs on these particular CDs are “Too Many Kisses”, “He Thought She
Looked Pretty”, and “My Baby’s Tears”.

Overall, Robert Hubele has put together a solid album that anyone who appreciates
jazz and blues music will enjoy. No drawbacks here, just a seasoned band and artist
who deserve your support.

MUSICAL GOAL: “The ultimate goal I have for my music is to bring people together
and show them that love really does conquer all, and to bring that message to as many
people as I can get to listen to it.” – Robert Hubele

Review by: Senseitional

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Highway of Dreams

Freddy Celis – RootsTime Radio

The blues feel of JJ Cale, combined with the sultry, jazzy, late night music sound of Michael Franks, and you have the music of Robert Burton Hubele, a  Canadian guitarist and singer-songwriter from Alberta. I met him through the song “One More Time” by him from his last CD during a broadcast on a web radio station, and when I bit later than that CD in my hands, I was surprised I never heard of the man, because this is great sounding roots music.

I like the supreme best what this “poet of the blues” lets us hear.

He is a true storyteller, and most of his songs are also about everyday things, but even with seemingly simple topics he makes great songs. Outside the music he is a true storyteller, because he has also been a radio commentator,a writer of children’s books, and actor. Hubele working together for many years with Brad Steckel, townsman and multi-instrumentalist who also co-producer of this CD. A CD that this time dedicated to his wife. Someone gave him after all the sage advice: “Just write about the things you know” and he thought: “I don’t know much, but I know that I love my wife”, hence he wrote these songs specifically for her .

I mentioned it in my first sentence: JJ Cale and Michaell Franks are so to hear two artists who influenced Robert, though he doesn’t mention them. “Red Wine”, “He Thought She Looked Pretty” and especially “Late Night Games …” are examples of songs that move towards that jazzy sound of the latter, while “Kisses From You” recalls JJ Cale’s “Crazy Mama “. The warm, slightly gravelly voice of Robert, combined with excellent, low profile guitar work, mostly on slide-dobro, creates an intimate sound. That is partly bluesy, jazzy part, though there is also a pinch of country to find. He grew up in the prairies in Calgary and listened to Hank Williams, Hank Sow and Marty Robbins.

Blues, jazz, some rock, some country … roots music in its full spectrum so, this “Highway Of Dreams” by Robert Burton Hubele is yet another strong album with the Canadian “maple leaf” icon that makes us happy this year.

(RON)

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Highway of Dreams

Jane Weber Show, Slovenia

I hardly wait to play your music!

Jane Weber of EuroRadio

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Highway of Dreams

Cap’n Barney, Odd Rock WHMB FM Maine USA

I got the CD in the mail and it’s in rotation.  Spins will be reported today on Roots Music Report.  Thanks for the music!

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Highway of Dreams

Thank you very much for sending me your new CDs for airplay in “Bluestime”.
I think you’d like to know that I’m going to play a couple of songs in my radio show tonight. Please visit my homepage www.bluestime.de / playlist and have a look on the playlist. I also attached it to your website. Hope this is o.k. with you and you like it.

All the best and many greetings from Germany

Manfred
(Bluestime/-V-W)

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La Hora Del Blues, Spain also www.dustyblues.com

“I Get Lonely”

All the album tracks have been written by Robert Burton Hubele, an artist who comes fromVancouver,Canada. The cd includes ten songs that move between jazz and blues, where Robert himself plays guitar, slide and dobro, as well as all vocal parts. He has done it together with his good friend Brad Steckel, who plays percussion, keyboards, bass and lead guitar, besides being sound engineer. Robert B. Hubele is a deep fan of Albert King, BB King, Howlin’ Wolf, Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters, and Freddie King, among many other blues musicians. Regarding to jazz and swing, Robert has always followed closely the music of Chuck Tracy, Mose Allison, Fats Waller, Cab Calloway and Louis Jordan. As for his favorite singers he mentions Dean Martin, Bing Crosby and Jim Morrison. On this album Robert fuses and investigate all mentioned styles, accurately flirting with them with good taste and great experience. The result is an exciting elegant work, played with honesty and very good taste. GREAT

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Beale Street Magazine, Belgium

“I Get Lonely”

Reviewer: Dani Heyvaert
Life is strange, we all know it. Life in the world of music is as strange as life in the normal world: every music lover with at least a little grey hair, will tell you ! These two rather philosophical thoughts were mine, when i was playing this new, seventh CD, sent to us by Canadian Blues-poet Robert Burton Hubele. The next question that came to mind was: “why doesn’t he get the recognition some less-talented musicians do get?” It’s all quite unfair: listening to these ten songs and discovering the quality, makes you notice this is as good as the best J.J. Cale or Hans Theessink, two guys I really do admire. Why, for heaven’s sake, doesn’t one single radio programmer pick this up? This music deserves to be heard and there’s an explanation for that: Robert Burton Hubele has reached a point in his life, that allows him to distinguish important things from not-so-important ones. Reaching that point, gives him the ability to write songs about the simple things in life: Hubele doesn’t have to prove to anyone how well he can play the guitar, nor does he feel the need to show any “look Mom, no Hands”-tricks. He doesn’t even need a lot of imagination: simply observing people, things and situations allows him to write a beautiful, jazzy bluessong about it. His voice and his singing make him sound very credible throughout the record: when he sings how “She Brings Him (Coffee)”, one can see the scene for himself. When he tells the story about a guy who’s sitting at the bar and wants to get to know the woman who’s sitting on the other side (“She Won’t Talk To Me”), one can feel the unpleasant situation.

Maybe for some of you, these songs will sound a little too “laidback”. All i can say is: be patient, and go and listen a couple times: you’ll soon find out that really everything on this record fits! Hubele’s vocals, his guitar playing, buddy Brad Steckel’s guitars, the sparse arrangements, the sequencing of the songs. Even if I would, I just couldn’t say one negative word about this record! Why don’t you just go and give it a spin? It’s oh so much recommended!

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Three Little Words
“Thanks very much for sending us your Three Little Words CD.
This is the kind of music art we always hope to get.
We’ve chosen 10 out of the 11 tracks. And all 10 will be played
extensively.
We will include this album in our ‘Blue Ears 25 on high Rotation’.
So you’ll get regular promotion for at least 3 months.
A link and a picture of the cover are already placed on our site. “

Hans van Achterberg
on behalf of
Blue Ears Amsterdam

November,2004

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Three Little Words

“”Three Little Words” is the kind of works I really like a lot, the one starting from a precise musical point, in this case the blues, and then adding more and more elements until reaching a highly individual style. The mixture of blues, jazz and pop of “Three Little Words” is some of the subtler music I heard in recent times, and it is also extremely pleasant and appealing as well as wonderfully sung and played. Therefore I did not hesitate to play that CD in my radio show of American folk and roots music and even if so far I only played a couple of tracks, as you can see from some recent playlists here enclosed, more will be surely aired in the next weeks!”

Massimo Ferro – Radio Voce Spazio

San Michele Alessandria,Italy

October,2004

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Three Little Words

“Thank you for sending me your beautiful album ‘Three Little Words’.

Michael Bruggen-Radio Landsmeer – The Netherlands

October,2004

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Three Little Words
Yes I received your cd and span Three Little Words for the first time on air last Thursday as my featured artist on my Cyber Buddies show. Tonight I plan to feature your music again as I was so impressed. I also gave Three Little Words a spin on Sunday on a 2 hour special show I put to air.
Good luck with your release – you deserve great success….Played Life Is Good on my Cyber Buddies spot tonight.

Trevor Hyland – Victoria Radio -Australia

October,2004

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Three Little Words

“Hubele lays down some blues-real blues, and builds on it with some rock, jazz and a touch of country. At times he sounds like a huskier Neil Diamond, at others like a more melodious Bob Dylan.He doesn’t lie when he says his musical influences were the slide guitar of Bonnie Raitt and the songwriting of Tom Waits. Tying up the package is a kind of hypnotic electrified drone that Hubele achieves with fellow musician and CD co-producer Brad Steckel.”

Jan Degrass-CoastReporter -Sunshine Coast,Canada

September,2004

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Three Little Words

Greetings Robert…..thanks so much for sending your most excellent
CD…….with its cool and rooty groove…..and deserving hit song in (track)#
2(The Only One)…….will be airing on my shows.

Eddie Russell – WCN RadioTexas

October,2004

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Three Little Words

“I just received your cd. Thanks for sending it.

Cuts 2(The Only One), 6(Three Little Words), 9(It’s Just Blue), 10(Coyotes Singin’ D’Blues) are on my playlist. Later I’ll add more songs.”

Jane Weber, EuroRadio
Music Editor At Slovene National Radio

October,2004

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“Our favorite troubador fromAlberta…entertainment with a Huge capital E. This CD offers the ‘Classical’ Hubele ingredients: strong, very strong songs, a deep roaring expressive voice, solid guitar playing, and lyrics that tell stories. It’s pretty much an effort that leaves you breathless.”

RootsTown Free E-zine Feb.2002,Belgium

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“This guy could sing the phone book and make it sound delicious.Outside of his obvious songwriting talents,Hubele has an engaging sense of humour that peeks through on some of the cuts….. Yes,Canadashould be proud of her rowdy bad boy!”

Independent Songwriter Magazine January, 2002

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Halfway To Everywhere

PICK OF THE WEEK. “Hubele’s music is jazzyrhymefolkycountryprairieblues in one word. A best kept Canadian secret – he takes you on a musical journey of boundless possibilities.”

Real Roots Cafe Radio – Milligen-An-Der-Rhine,Holland.

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“If we can appreciate Bruce cockburn, what stops us then from at leat going crazy over this record?”

RootsTownMusic Magazine -BelgiumOct.-Dec. ’98.

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“Roberts voice reminds one of a wild mix of Bob Dylan and Tom Waits.” XZ Magazine -Belgrade,YugoslaviaSept.-Oct. ’98

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“There certainly is a lot of personality in his music. He’s somehow managed to come up with a rock-folk-country-lounge-pop crossover. Or maybe it’s just Canadian. Some of the best numbers are slide-guitar driven rockers, but there’s magic in the variety.”

The Age -Melbourne,Australia, May 7, ’99

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“A real find – a thoughtful, careful songwriter and player with a grown-up, mature, blues-based style. Hubele’s unique songwriting flair, style, and quality musicianship is well worth investigating.”

THE RECORD

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“Hubele is by no means a musical neophyte. His debut record is indicative of that fact. It’s a stylish and confident record that reflects his broad background and experience – both in music and, more importantly, in life. Most impressive about the recording is Hubele’s singing – versatile, strong, with lots of emotion and expression of a seasoned voice. Hubele says, with a laugh, that the raw power in his voice is a result of being a foreman on construction sites and yelling over 500 turbo diesels!”

EDMONTON SUN

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“With a whiskey-and-Marlboro voice that recalls Robbie Robertson, Robert Burton Hubele writes heartfelt, honest songs of a surprising depth, and weaves them around accomplished musicians and solid backing vocals to create a highly professional sound.”

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