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Saturday's Radio is singer-songwriter Rob Christensen's ongoing indie folk / power pop music project. We make records influenced by the likes of R.E.M., Tom Petty, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, and Wilco. We also love Neil Young, The Replacements, Bob Mould, Pixies, Joni Mitchell, The Beach Boys, Jason Isbell, The Who, The Kinks, Elliott Smith, and so many more. We've been at this for a while and we're adding new stuff all the time, so please take a look around. And thank you for supporting independent music.

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Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - Video From The Bridge, Charlottesville 6/26/19

The videos from last week's open mic at The Bridge in Charlottesville, VA, are up on YouTube. Thanks to Patsy for putting on the monthly events, to Thomas Haynes for shooting, and to everyone for coming out, listening, sharing, and performing. 

I chose to play my 12-string this time and played "The Love That She Makes" and "When I See the Light." Here ya go: 

Saturday, June 29, 2019 - Charlottesville Open Mic & Keelan Donovan House Show

Played The Bridge Arts Collective's monthly open mic on Wednesday night. It's always great hearing the stories, poetry, and music that people contribute, and it's a very appreciative and engaged audience. Decided to play my 12-string for a change of pace. It was a pretty full house so I was only able to play two songs - "The Love That She Makes" and "When I See the Light". There should be videos on YouTube in the next few days. 

In other news, I've always loved the idea of House Concerts, both as a musician and as a music fan. Last night I had the pleasure to see and hear Keelan Donovan at the Chilton House in Richmond, VA. Rob and Angi consistently host fantastic shows. If you're in the area you should check them out. I've posted a few pics on the Saturday's Radio Instagram page - the link should be over to the side. 

Monday, June 24, 2019 - New Live YouTube Playlists

I just created two new playlists on YouTube to showcase some some-acoustic live work I've done over the past few years. One is a compilation of open mic performances from The Bridge Progressive Arts Center in Charlottesville, while the other is a playlist of the 7 episode Cottage Sessions series I did back in 2015. 

Here ya go: 

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - Getting Out - Ruby's Lounge, Harrisonburg, VA

Last night my friend, playwright / poet Ben Siegan, and I took a journey "over the mountain" to Harrisonburg, VA to play the weekly open mic night at Ruby's Lounge. Ben read three spoken word pieces, while I played "Beautiful Soul" and "Andrew Olsen". While there was a lot of conversation going between the bar patrons, I feel like we went over pretty well and hope to make it over again in a couple of weeks. It's always enjoyable to hear what people at different open mics are doing.

Next Wednesday, June 26, is the monthly open mic at The Bridge Progressive Arts Center in Charlottesville. This is very well run and people are there to pay attention to the artists & poets. They usually post videos of the performances to YouTube, so watch this space later next week. 

Happy Summer!

Rob C.

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