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The Rob Morrow Band rocks out at Bogie's - Westlake Village Inn Concert Series
By Paula Edelstein
Rob Morrow has thrived personally and artistically as a successful musician and actor during his dual careers and tonight, he and his band revealed another layer of his creativity – his exemplary singing and songwriting skills. Captured at Bogie’s in the Westlake Village Inn, Morrow and his band played a program featuring 12 original songs either written or co-written by Morrow with his bandmate, guitarist/vocalist Carlos Calvo. Opening with an acoustic guitar version of his original titled “What Have We Become” the capacity audience quickly realized they were in for a real treat. Backed by a quicksilver band consisting of Carlos Calvo on lead guitar and vocals; Carlos Costa on bass; Jason Libs on keys; and Marc Slutsky on drums, Rob Morrow continued on with “As Good As Dead” before launching into the newly released single, “The New, New Face.” The band’s use of various textures and tonality revealed their mastery and skills on their respective instruments. It’s amazing what kind of notes a masterful musician can get out of a guitar, the keys and a set of drums. It was even more amazing to hear Morrow’s singing voice and the way he captured and kept the audience’s attention. As a singer, Rob Morrow approaches the lyrics to his songs much like he would as an actor preparing for a role. His distinct emotions and technique allowed him to create a highly personalized interpretation of the lyrics while his guitar playing underlined his contemporary sensibilities.
In a nod to the old saying that “inspiration is everywhere,” the stories behind some of the songs were inspired by family, personal experiences, and travels as so deftly expressed by Morrow – the songwriter. “Jean, Jane and Joan” was written after Morrow was told why his wife was named Debbon, instead of being given one of the overused names in the title of the song. The song is upbeat, positive and received a robust applause. “Good As Dead” and “Out