Violinist/songwriter Kelsea Robin uses looping pedals to record layers of sound while live on stage, mixing the vibrant harmonies of many violins with her vocals to create a unique one-woman show. She was born in San Antonio, grew up in Honolulu, and lived in Japan for many years. She has a master's degree in violin performance from Belmont University. Kelsea released her debut EP, City Boys and Dangerous Toys, on August 8, 2019.
Kelsea Robin is a violinist/songwriter, a bit of an odd combination, but she makes it work. She started playing violin at age 7, and holds a master's degree in violin performance from Belmont University. In songwriting she found a way to combine her love of music and words.
Kelsea was born in San Antonio to blue-blooded Californians, and spent most of her childhood in Honolulu, before attending college in Japan, where she earned a degree in linguistics. All that moving around seemed like a fun idea at the time, but it forever ruined her for small talk, since she is unable to answer even the simple question, "Where are you from?" She is trying to find the answer to that question through her songs.
After finishing college, Kelsea moved to New York to study violin more seriously and prepare for graduate school. There, she found her voice as a songwriter, testing ideas and learning to perform her original music in New York institutions such as Caffe Vivaldi. It was in New York that she discovered looping pedals, which allowed her to record many layers of sound while live on stage. In this way, Kelsea mixes the vibrant harmonies of many violins with her vocals, creating a unique one-woman show.
Kelsea is based in Tempe, AZ
City Boys and Dangerous Toys is Kelsea Robin’s debut EP.
Socials and Streaming
Tempe Festival of the Arts: December 8, 2-3:30pm
Mesa Music Festival, Mesa AZ: 11/16/2019
Brew Practitioners, Florence MA: 7/14/2019
The O's Music Bar, Sunderland MA: 7/5/2019
Mill 180 Park, Easthampton, MA: 5/24/2019
Caffeine Underground, NYC: 5/8/2019
Luthier's Co-op, Easthampton MA: 4/30/2019
The Bebop, Boston MA: 4/7/2019
Becket General Store, Becket MA: 3/2/2019, 4/27/2019, 6/22/2019
Caffè Vivaldi, NYC: 3/24/2016
Parkside Lounge, NYC: 8/10/2015