Rob Cannillo - Singer-songwriter, guitar, harmonica, vocals
Rob Cannillo is a singer/songwriter whose gritty vocal stylings and distinctive Americana compositions speak from the heart, engaging thousands of listeners across the U.S.
Rob, whose music has been described by WPDH DJ Robyn Taylor as “magic” and by former Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer Artimus Pyle as “killer,” is a self-taught musician who burst onto the Hudson Valley entertainment scene in the late 1990s and quickly became one of the area’s premier artists. Rob’s melodies evoke the sounds of other popular indie/Americana artists such as The Avett Brothers, John Mayer, Jack Johnson, Ray LaMontagne, The Lumineers, and Amos Lee.
A life-altering brush with cancer and other defining experiences have shaped Rob into the passionate, earthy performer his devoted fans have come to love. A frequent performer at festivals and fundraisers, Rob has played a collection of renowned venues ranging from The Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville, The Turning Point in Piermont, NY, and The Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett, NY. Rob has opened for international recording artists including Steve Forbert, Artimus Pyle, and New Riders of the Purple Sage.
Rob has produced and performed in a series of festivals and fundraising events. These include Rock the Mountain, a two-day festival of music, camping, and artisans at the Tuxedo Ridge Ski Center in Sterling Forest, N.Y. which raises money for Spectrum for Living, a home for adults with developmental disabilities. Rob also organizes, produces, and performs in The Mighty High Mountain Festival, also held at Tuxedo Ridge, a two-day music and camping festival featuring Grateful Dead tribute bands.
Rob also hosts a series of barn concerts on his four-acre property in New York’s bucolic Hudson Valley. Other music festivals where Rob has performed include River Jam in Lackawaxen, PA; the Music in the Meadow Festival in Chester, VT; and the Ladles of Love Fundraiser benefiting the Eastern Long Island (N.Y.) Food Pantry Network.