Last week, Relix Magazine premiered the official music video for Rob Drabkin’s single, Don’t Worry About Me, off of his new album Little Steps. The song is one of the Colorado-based artist’s most moving ballads and features a string arrangement written by Rob’s bassist, Bijoux Barbosa, and performed by members of the Colorado Symphony.
The official video was written and directed by Dillon Novak and filmed at False Klamath Cove in Klamath, CA. “Dillon Novak stumbled on this location while camping in the Redwood Forests,” says Rob. “It’s overcast and foggy 90% of the time and the rocks and driftwood add such dark, mysterious elements to the scenery. The waves are absolutely stunning. I can’t imagine a better location for Don’t Worry About Me.” The string players featured in the video are members of the Curry Del Norte Orchestra in Crescent City, CA, also known as the Symphony by the Sea.
The first thing people notice about Rob Drabkin is his 70s style afro and ubiquitous grin. Before he even has the chance to pick up a guitar, his humble, kind-hearted nature draws you in. But it’s his music, which blends elements of rock, singer/songwriter folk and improvisational jam, that has sent this Denver, CO native and his band (featuring Brian McRae on drums, Bijoux Barbosa on bass, Eric Moon on keys and Dave Preston on electric guitar) on a handful of national tours, supporting artists like The Wood Brothers, G. Love and Special Sauce, Trevor Hall, and Big Head Todd & The Monsters. From just one encounter with him, it all comes together as to why Rob Drabkin is, in a word, lovable.
In the summer of 2013, Rob Drabkin released his third album, Little Steps, following his popular 2012 live album, Live At The Bluebird Theater 1.19.12 where he and his band covered Paul Simon’s Graceland in its entirety. Little Steps was produced by J.P. Manza (Mumford & Sons, Big Head Todd & The Monsters) and Rob Drabkin.
Rob Drabkin’s new album, Little Steps, recently peaked at number three on the Jambands Radio Chart. Rob and his band are currently on tour, including two dates this week in Colorado with G. Love and Special Sauce.