The music of Robby Hecht represents a return to the early 70s golden era of acoustic pop where thoughtful, well-crafted lyrics were blended with timeless melodies to impact mainstream music and culture. His 2008 debut album Late Last Night, produced by Lex Price (Mindy Smith) and mixed by Roger Moutenot (Yo La Tengo, Josh Rouse) features an impressive list of guest performers including Mindy Smith, Jeff Coffin, Thad Cockrell, Jill Andrews of The Everybodyfields, John Deaderick (Patty Griffin), Andrea Zonn (James Taylor) and more.
Raised in Knoxville, Tennessee, Robby first began writing and performing while attending The University of Wisconsin-Madison, developing and pairing his soulful voice and unique finger-style guitar. After spending time living in Paris and San Francisco including a period fronting the band AllDay Radio, he eventually returned to his home state, settling in Nashville.
Robby has received numerous prestigious awards for his songwriting and performance, and has played folk/roots festivals and venues across the country, sharing the stage with such legendary artists as Richie Havens, Greg Brown, and Patty Griffin, and garnering comparisons to early James Taylor, Paul Simon, and Amos Lee. Like these celebrated artists, Robby Hecht is a unique voice — one that is stirring, instantly recognizable, and truly original.
Winner, Telluride Bluegrass Festival Troubadour Contest 2010
Winner, Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk Competition 2008
Winner, Wildflower Music and Arts Festival Songwriter Competition 2007
Winner, Great Waters Music Festival Songwriter Competition 2006
Winner, Riverbluff Music Festival Songwriter Competition 2006
Selected, Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist Showcase 2008
Finalist, Mountain Stage International NewSong Competition 2008