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Rob Featured In USA Today Playlist

Jacob Wrestles With the Angel, Rob Morsberger
This beautifully arranged number from Morsberger’s A Part of You paints a piquant picture of resilience and acceptance.

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Review: A Part of You

Rob Morsberger continues to grow as an artist, and in the act of A Part Of You has crafted his most affecting and personal work to date.

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Praise for Ghosts Before Breakfast

NPR Hear and Now interview

Rob returned to Hear and Now to talk with host Robin Young about Ghosts Before Breakfast and much more. Listen to the interview here.
WBUR, Boston’s NPR News Affilliate, HERE AND NOW program distributed nationwide via PRI (Public Radio International):

Jon Takiff review in Philly Daily News

Noted Philadelphia rock critic Jon Takiff wrote:
“His are songs that aim high, that might evoke the mind-set of a Dalton Trumbo or last thoughts of Henry James, put words to the images of surreal silent-film pioneer Hans Richter or ponder the cross dressing Swedish Queen Christina. It’s storytelling song craft that seasoned music critics compare favorably to the eccentric best of Randy Newman, Warren Zevon, Loudon Wainwright, Harry Nilsson, Gary Brooker (Procol Harum), Tom Waits and Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen.”  Read the full review.

Something Else Reviews

“Morsberger animates these songs with a nervy intellect, sounding at times as angry and gruff as Tom Waits, then as absurdly prescient as Randy Newman and then as darkly solipsistic as Bob Dylan.”-Nick DeRiso
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Editor’s Preview Pick in The Boston Globe

Editor’s Preview Pick in THE BOSTON GLOBE

Wildy’s World review

WILDYSWORLD – CD REVIEW: “Rob Morsberger has always had a talent for writing deep-yet quirky pop/rock songs.  His 2010 release, The Chronicle Of A Literal Man, was a musical breath of fresh air bursting upon a world of jaded pop.  Morsberger’s most recent work, Ghost Before Breakfast, takes a darker yet no less enigmatic turn.”-Jack Goodstein.
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Blogcritics review


“Ghosts Before Breakfast welds the patented density of Morsberger’s allusive lyrics and subject matter to a variety of musical styles both within and between songs. These are songs that will keep listeners humming along as they puzzle over meanings. This is true art, and the real thing is never easy.”
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Praise for Chronicle of a Literal Man

Here and Now Interview

WBUR, Boston’s NPR News Affilliate, HERE AND NOW program distributed nationwide via PRI (Public Radio International)

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Boston Herald Review

THE BOSTON HERALD - A CD REVIEW By Kevin Convey: the “album is the kind of hyperliterate, pop-inflected singer-songwriter outing that went out of style when Warren Zevon died.” “He can write a hook that could make angels weep.”

Editor’s Pick in Boston Globe

Editor’s Pick in THE BOSTON GLOBE: “think “storyteller” with a literary, cinematic, intellectual bent.”

Chronicle CD review in alt weekly Black & White

Black & White – Alternative Weekly CD Review: “There’s a planet where massive-headed aliens pick up transmissions of John Mayer and Jason Mraz. Then they turn them into bluesy acoustic tunes with lots of heart and soul and catchy melodies that sound a lot like the work of Rob Morsberger. “

Morsberger performs on CW NETWORK, WGN-TV

Morsberger performs ‘Old Jolly Farm’ on THE CW NETWORK, WGN-TV

Review: The Chronicle Of A Literal Man by Wildy’s World

WILDYSWORLD – CD REVIEW: “a Tom Petty/Bob Dylan hybrid. “Highly Intellectual and Occasionally Twisted Stories”