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Raised on a diet of the Allman Brothers, Ray Charles, BB King and Bob Dylan, Rob writes songs with grit, emotion and meaning, delivered with a smokey vocal. A self taught guitar player, Rob has always had a story to tell. He has emerged as one of the Hudson Valley's premier singer‐songwriter's. Recently, Rob has shared the stage and/or opened for Steve Forbert, members of …Read more
Amphitheater summer concert series ends on a high note
(by Lise Greene - Correspondent - September 19, 2008)
The 2008 open-air concert season at the outdoor amphitheater in Camp Jefferson concluded on Sat., Aug. 30 with two shows.
First up was Rob Cannillo, a New Jersey singer and songwriter who also plays acoustic guitar and harmonica At the amphitheater concert, Cannillo was joined by Neal Grover on keyboard, Rick Pisani on drums, and Will Smith on saxophone. Smith thrilled the audience with…
by Kara Baron
"Putting his words to music"
Rob Cannillo Band in Mahopac set.
Rob Cannillo never dreamed of being a rock star. He just wanted to put his poems into songs lyrics that people could relate to and enjoy.
His Lyrics, combined with his guitar style have caught the attention o listeners.
"I want to get my guitar and get out in front of 100 or 200 people and say.."Hey, how are you doing?" and recreate the music every night." He says
"Smoky voice, sultry sax and a jazz-sparked blend of bluesy folk-rock stories of truth define the music of singer-songwriter Rob Cannillo. His songs of love gone bad, paradise lost and sometimes gained are written from the heart and, one suspects, personal experience."
by MARY JASCH
Every so often I'll hear a singer/songwriter for the first time and immediately purchase the CD. That's just how it was when I heard Rob Cannillo performing at a trendy little place called The Grind
A hush spread throughout the place as Rob and Friends began to play, proving once again that exceptional music produced by fine musicians can be found in the most unlikely places.
Ignoring the well meaning advice of fellow musicians, friends and family to "play songs that people know", Rob plays his gritty…