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Robert Kraft Trio
December 15, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm$25
Soul singer and songwriter Robert Ashker Kraft began playing guitar, bass, and singing in bars and clubs around Dallas at age 15. His past projects include The Governours, Deep Ellum Soul Review, The Ken, The Glover Gill Quartet, The Kevin Lovejoy Trio, Acme Song Company, and Tosca Tango Orchestra. He has worked as a sideman, playing bass for various soul and funk projects, but has always considered his rich, soulful voice to be his primary instrument.
It was no surprise that when he started writing music again after a long break – and a dark period – what came out of him was what had gone into him and sustained him through an earlier dark time. “In these new songs, I try to recapture my own memories of a perfect summer day in the park with a girl who might actually like me, of hearing blues harmonica wafting from the alley behind the barber shop on Bishop Avenue in Oak Cliff, or just the feeling of trudging home under a cold winter sun towards chaos and the unknown,” he says, “and knowing that at least there are some things that make perfect sense.”