Robert Deeble came to The Song Show with quite a bit to talk about. Or, at least, he had a lot of time to think about it before taking the stage in front of a packed crowd at the Rendezvous' Jewel Box Theatre in early March. The musician, originally from Long Beach, California, was just emerging from a long songwriting hiatus, the end of which came in the form of the recently released full-length Heart Like Feathers, his fifth album and first since 2005. Throughout the evening's performance and interview Deeble showed himself to be a reflective artist who thinks long and hard about his art, evidenced by both the efficiency of his poetic vocabulary and the inventiveness of his compositions.
Both of those aspects of his art are on display in this performance of "The Colors of Dying," which Deeble played for The Song Show cameras prior to showtime. Keep watching Deeble all the way through this one. The man can really play his guitar.
Photo of Robert Deeble on stage during The Song Show by Brad Curran