Life & Limb
A "gifted musician" with "the soul of a poet" and "a voice of tremendous power and whimsy", Toronto-based Rob Szabo is a tireless touring troubadour and an acclaimed songwriter. His music has been called "accessible yet sophisticated acoustic pop". Szabo's lyrics are beyond-heartfelt and have a \'psst, did you know that?" confessional air to them, prompting journalists to compare him to Elliott Smith, for his emotional intimacy, and to "prime Costello" for his lyrical smarts. Life & Limb, Rob's third full length studio album continues in the tradition he established with his 2006 CD/DVD Like A Metaphor that was championed by Canada's CBC Radio 1 and 3 with it's sleeper-hit single "Breaking Even" who's animated video went top 10 on Much More Music's viewer request countdown and peaked at #2 on BRAVO!'s video chart . Co-produced with longtime friend roots/blues dynamo Steve Strongman, Life & Limb was recorded in the serene environs of The Barn studio high on the Niagara Escarpment in tiny Caistor Centre,ON. The renovated 100 year old barn provided the warm wood-ey sound and a sort of casual intimacy that permeates the record. If you listen closely you can hear the birds from the daytime sessions and the crickets at night ... you can almost taste the sawdust and feel the history ...