Rob McNurlin Bio

Rob McNurlin was raised in Eastern Kentucky, the hymns in church, the Johnny Cash Show

on TV, a harmonica from his grandmother, his parents records and a guitar on his ninth Christmas

set him on a very musical path.

He began studying traditional music learning hundreds of folk, hillbilly-blues and Gospel tunes.

Inspired by Cash, Dylan, Woody Guthrie and Hank Williams he started writing songs and mixing

these originals with the traditional .

Rob has released nine cds including "Cowboy Boot Heel", recorded at Johnny Cash's Cabin

Studio, produced by his son John Carter Cash and a duet with guest Ramblin' Jack Elliott.

"Lonesome Valley Again" reached #26 on the FAR charts and #55 on the Americana chart,

remaining in the top 100 over two months, "The Gospel Guitar" is a collection of Gospel songs

recprded on Johnny Cash's old Gibson guitar and on his latest cd “Tent of the Wicked"” he is

backed by Marty Stuarts band, The Fabulous Superlatives

McNurlin has toured North America, England and Australia,solo and with the Beatnik

Cowboys, with Ramblin' Jack Elliott and Hot Tuna, his songs have been covered by Ronnie

Elliott among others and used in two award winning documentaries.

Media Performances

Mountain Stage (Public Radio International); Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour (syndicated);

Music From The Mountains (West Virginia Public Radio); host of The Beatnik Ranch Party

(WSAC Louisa KY); Americana Crossroads Live (WMKY Radio) Live from the Fur Peace Ranch,

(Athens, OH) . Mixed Media (Kentucky Educational TV); Sound FX (FX Channel syndicated); On

the Road (KET, PBS); The Beatnik Ranch Party (syndicated).

Past appearances

Jorma Kaukonen 's Fur Peace Ranch , Darwin OH; Woody Guthrie Folk Festival, Okemah OK;

The Bluebird Cafe’, Nashville TN; The Columbus Music Hall, Columbus OH; Appalachian

Celebration, Morehead KY; Coal Creek Coffeehouse, Laramie WY; The Belle Chere Festival,

Asheville NC; Douglas Corner Cafe’, Nashville TN; Kentucky Folk Life Festival, Frankfort KY; The

Kentucky State Fair.

Radio

Mountain Stage (Public Radio International); Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour (syndicated);

Music From The Mountains (West Virginia Public Radio); host of The Beatnik Ranch Party

(WSAC Louisa KY); Americana Crossroads Live (WMKY Radio)

Television

Rhythm of My Soul (PBS);Mixed Media (Kentucky Educational TV); Sound FX (FX Channel

syndicated); On the Road (KET, PBS); The Beatnik Ranch Party (syndicated), Americas

Bluegrass Gospel (syndicated); The Rob McNurlin Ranch Party (MY-Z TV)

 

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