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Bob Rylett landed at my door carrying a guitar and a small tornado of songs. He’d been hounding the big dream from town to town, working bars and small cafes, playing whatever people want to hear. Regular juke-box with a smile. Picking up gigs any stop in between for fifty bucks and a burger. Sleeping in the car. Pushing on down the road. Coast to coast and back again. BC mountains to the Florida Keys. All those white lines and a life of reading signs. 
Every day he writes a new song. Disciplined, determined, and prolific. Has a whole overflowing head-full of original material that bites. Watched him do his job on an unsuspecting crowd at a joint on Main Street where he took everyone prisoner. Though it’s always tough to reach out and hold an audience with stuff they haven’t already heard before, this is what he does for a living. They never really stood a chance. Somewhere in amongst the surprise of songs comes a version of Paul Simon’s ‘The Boxer’ but delivered with a rough authentic urgency absent from the original. It becomes pure autobiography: the troubador staying on his feet, standing his ground, fearless. All business, he punches out one number after another. With hooks in all the right places. Working a sweat and working the crowd. For all the determined world like it’s still fifty bucks and a burger and a long way home. 
Things turned out much the same when I took him into the studio. The intention was simply to run a few takes of songs so we could see what we liked and figure out what to do with it. But he got right down to work just as soon as engineer Rick Salt finished setting him up in a booth. No messin’ and no stopping. No repeats and no second tries. Just one song after another. That’s what he does. That’s how he works. That’s what we captured. Twenty songs in ninety-five minutes. It’s a record. 

Colin Lazzerini, Root Cellar Records.

“Hey Bob! I like what you do, the songcraft, the sunset background, the self-contained management. I like the whole package. ” Urban Sex Legends - Reverbnation


"I hear so many songs these days - but very few artists have the ring of truth combined with the enhanced delivery skills necessary to reach the hearts of people en masse. You have both Bob, and the great thing is that it doesn't seem to affect you adversely as a man. The humility is still there that supplies you with the emotional insights and ideas that generate such fine material. Don't ever lose it my friend! When you 'click' on that one huge song that will appear 'all on it's own' (and there are millions of them hiding in that old guitar somewhere!) - I have little doubt that you will achieve worldwide commercial success and you deserve it. Keep writing! Jules" Julian Wilson - Reverbnation


“Bob Rylett landed at my door carrying a guitar and a small tornado of songs. He’d been hounding the big dream from town to town, working bars and small cafes, playing whatever people want to hear. Regular juke-box with a smile. Picking up gigs any stop in between for fifty bucks and a burger. Sleeping in the car. Pushing on down the road. Coast to coast and back again. BC mountains to the Florida Keys. All those white lines and a life of reading signs. Every day he writes a new song. Disciplined, determined, and prolific. Has a whole overflowing head-full of original material that bites. Watched him do his job on an unsuspecting crowd at a joint on Main Street where he took everyone prisoner. Though it’s always tough to reach out and hold an audience with stuff they haven’t already heard before, this is what he does for a living. They never really stood a chance. ” Colin Lazzerini - Roots Cellar Records


“This Canadian-born neo-folk singer is either a genius of timing or a shameless opportunist. His latest CD, American Dreams, comes with Old Glory splayed across the cover and contains Dylan-esque devotions to Lady Liberty and the American way. Oddly enough, the formula mostly works, with Rylett summoning Springsteen's angst and Shawn Mullins' habit of half-talking through his art. (Tray Butler) ” Tray Bulter - Creative Loafing Atlanta GA.


“One of the finest interpreters of life's human condition in the 21st century; with gravelly emotional transfer like no other, and remarkable wit of a nowadays Mark Twain... ” Randall A. Walsh - Reverb Nation


"Bob Rylett is a walking jukebox!" John Lucas  - The Georgia Straight Vancouver, B.C. Canada


“You know what Bob, "On a Delicate Moon" is a masterpiece. The lyrics are so strong, quite Dylanesque really and your vocals are top drawer and you sound incredibly like David Gray in this particular song. You're such an amazing talent, there's got to be a bright future in store for you my friend. Best wishes~ Paul and Eamon ” Eamon Ireland And Paul Dunn Music - Reverbnation


"Delicate Moon" nice easy rythem and cool vocals play along great with the fiddle. Kinda got a good-time country feel and makes for some real good driving music. Good tune folks (clapping!!!) the7group - Reverbnation


“Whether by plane, train, roadster, chuck wagon or on horseback, this is the travelin playlist you'll need for the trip. Bob Rylett makes music for the soul. Evocative storytelling coupled with a smooth, husky voice that says, "Pleased to meet you." I'll have another round... ” Howard Lawrence - Reverbnation


“Bob Rylett is smooth as silk. Great songwriting. Very warm and soulful sound. What a voice! He's got some of that Mellencamp Americana in there. Just listen to the "Baby I'm wrong" pleas in "On a Delicate Moon." "Ridin the Soul' gives us a swingin bluesy number with the Mark Knopfler twang influence comin to the fore. Great stuff from a pro with real star potential.” Howard Lawrence - ReverbNation


“Talk about nailing it all in one song! Holy Moses, I first heard this song once a year ago and I STILL remember it....powerful, profound stuff.....a sad statement....a TRUE statement. sstunesmith on These Days They Move Apocalyptically” Dorinda Singer - Youtube


“6/9/2012 Got it! Love it! get your today. "Moon" is pure professional gold. Bob has surrounded himself with all the right peolpe in bringing this CD to life. Kudos to all of them listed above. Great works. roymuniz of reno nevada” Roy Muniz - Reverb Nation


"Every once in a while an artist emerges who makes music for its own sake and, thankfully, shares it with the rest of us. And when it's good, you listen — and listen again. Independent, unexpected, talented and relevant, Bob Rylett is one of these artists. A writer for our troubled times, Bob is a skilled storyteller — observant, insightful, witty, engaging — artfully narrating and singing to life unvarnished tales of pain and pleasure, confusion and clarity. With a sympathy and generosity of spirit one seldom encounters, Bob writes songs that reveal our strengths and weaknesses and capture our grit and determination. - Ramona Das


“These days are all about the great indepentdent Artists. I have a very hard time listening to commercial music. Here we have in Bob Rylett all that is great on the indie field. He is an all star, a professional, plainly put Bob is a songwriters songwriter...inspirationally speaking.” Edward Roi - Reverb Nation

"Every once in a while an artist emerges who makes music for its own sake and, thankfully, shares it with the rest of us. And when it's good, you listen — and listen again. Independent, unexpected, talented and relevant, Bob Rylett is one of these artists.     A writer for our troubled times, Bob is a skilled storyteller — observant, insightful, witty, engaging — artfully narrating and singing to life unvarnished tales of pain and pleasure, confusion and clarity. With a sympathy and generosity of spirit one seldom encounters, Bob writes songs that reveal our strengths and weaknesses and capture our grit and determination. Whether illuminating the mundane or the mystical, each song issues its own gentle invitation to see and embrace ourselves, and each other, as we really are: human and fallible, but very much connected, powerful and capable of change. And whether he's writing sensitively about love and loss — or passionately about power and protest — Bob's understanding of the human condition is as deep and clear as his exploration is bold. As you hear survivors, fools, children and warriors speak, you will appreciate Bob’s candid portrayals and subversive social commentary — along with his signature ‘tongue-twisty’ turn of phrase. You will also sense an implicit optimism, distinctive and unwavering, running through his body of work. Look forward to being entertained, enlightened, cajoled and thinking real thoughts when you listen to Bob Rylett: every tune is a guaranteed lyrical and melodic innovation." R. Das

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