Rob Morsberger is a "Tom Petty / Bob Dylan Hybrid"; New CD out 5/11


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"Highly Intellectual and Occasionally Twisted Stories"

“Musical Depth that is Rare in Pop Music"

Soon to Appear Live on The CW Network and on FOX-TV; WFUV Radio Set as Well

Morsberger's Esoteric Rock CD 'The Chronicle of a Literal Man' Out May 11th; U.S. Tour Takes Shape, Including Opening Dates for Crash Test Dummies

Early coverage compares songwriter/composer Rob Morsberger to a “Tom Petty/Bob Dylan hybrid," and says his songs have “musical depth that is rare in pop music." On his upcoming May 11th release, 'The Chronicle of a Literal Man,' Morsberger takes surreal inspirations and builds a literate rock feast for listeners. Recently praised for his “highly intellectual and occasionally twisted stories," Morsberger's esoteric writing is fueled by such diverse source material as Dalton Trumbo's hearings (and subsequent blacklisting) as a writer during the McCarthy era, actor Steve McQueen, Russian Socialist expatriates, murdered civil rights workers, donkeys, Latin novelists and even Burt Bacharach.

A U.S. Tour is in the works, and dates will include headlining performances as well as a series of opening spots for Crash Test Dummies. Morsberger will also perform live on the nationally syndicated The CW Network on May 21st, and on FOX-TV in Birmingham on May 4th.

April 18th Towne Crier Pawling, NY
May 4th Fox6 TV News at Noon Birmingham, AL
May 4th The Bottletree Birmingham, AL
May 5th Ragamuffin Music Hall Atlanta, GA
May 6th The Family Wash Nashville, TN
May 7th Patrick Sullivan's Knoxville, TN
May 8th The White Horse Black Mountain, NC
May 11th World Cafe Live - Crash Test Dummies Philadelphia, PA
May 14th Iron Horse - Crash Test Dummies Northampton. MA
May 15th City Winery - CTD New York City
May 16th Jammin Java - CTD Vienna, VA
May 21st Majestic - CTD Madison, WI
May 21st The CW NETWORK TV/WGN Chicago, IL (airs nationwide)
May 22nd Marytr's - CTD Chicago, IL
May 23rd WFUV RADIO - John Platt's Sunday Breakfast - New York, NY
May 24th Club Passim Cambridge, MA
Jun 8th On Your Radar, The Living Room, hosted by John Platt New York City

More tour dates will be announced soon.

Though Morsberger has rightfully drawn comparisons to Tom Waits, Rufus Wainwright, Bob Dylan, Robbie Robertson and Warren Zevon (mixed with a touch of Randy Newman's absurdist wit,) he stands on his own with the deeply satisfying 'The Chronicle of a Literal Man,' and has delivered an album of richly drawn, cinematic tales. In addition to the title track, highlights include the disquieting “Old Jolly Farm," the weary imagery of “Like Eating a Stone," and the propulsive “Stroke of Insight". Morsberger recorded the CD in his upstate NY studio, and co-produced with Stewart Lerman (Dar Williams). The cover art features a classic photo of Dalton Trumbo, writing in his bathtub. The CD booklet will include artwork by Morsberger's renowned father, Philip, and by his oldest son Ben, an art student at Cooper Union.

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