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Official artist page for Rob Flax, multi-instrumentalist, composer, educator. "I play things with strings, I hit stuff, and I sing." ABOUT ROB:
Rob Flax is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist, composer, and educator from Evanston, IL with a playful heart and an open mind. He has performed nationally and internationally with groups of many different styles, including opening for B.B. King and T

Official artist page for Rob Flax, multi-instrumentalist, composer, educator. "I play things with strings, I hit stuff, and I sing." ABOUT ROB:
Rob Flax is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist, composer, and educator from Evanston, IL with a playful heart and an open mind. He has performed nationally and internationally with groups of many different styles, including opening for B.B. King and T

Operating as usual

A moment from yesterday’s wedding gig: monarch butterflies! There were so many beautiful sights to see.Don’t worry, ther...
10/03/2021

A moment from yesterday’s wedding gig: monarch butterflies! There were so many beautiful sights to see.

Don’t worry, there’s a beautiful sight for you to see too: my upcoming show at @crystalballroomsomerville with @billywylder! Tickets on sale now (link in the bio) #Butterflies #DontBeNervous #ComeParty #YoureInvited

A moment from yesterday’s wedding gig: monarch butterflies! There were so many beautiful sights to see.

Don’t worry, there’s a beautiful sight for you to see too: my upcoming show at @crystalballroomsomerville with @billywylder! Tickets on sale now (link in the bio) #Butterflies #DontBeNervous #ComeParty #YoureInvited

STOKED for the BIGGEST @billywylder show yet!We’re playing the @crystalballroomsomerville at the @somerville_theatre on ...
10/01/2021

STOKED for the BIGGEST @billywylder show yet!

We’re playing the @crystalballroomsomerville at the @somerville_theatre on OCT. 15! We’ll be joined by our dear friend and incredible songstress, singer, @alisaamador and her band. Come get down w. us at this brand new venue in Davis Square. Help us spread the word, gonna be an unforgettable night! Tickets available at billywylder.com

We care about your and our collective good health. Vaccination or proof of negative test + masks required.

This will be our last Boston area show until 2022. Don’t miss it!

📷 @_josephwright_ + @jacquelynmarie_photo

This weekend was full of adventures! Much love to the whole @billywylder fam (btw did you hear about our big Boston show...
09/26/2021

This weekend was full of adventures! Much love to the whole @billywylder fam (btw did you hear about our big Boston show on 10/15? Deets on the Wylder website! And link in the bio…)

Here’s a fun moment from the ferry across Lake Champlain. I think I wrote a fiddle tune while we were riding… What should I call it? Can you think of a better title than “Champlain Ferry” aaaand GO
#MusicBand #BillyWylderSomerville

This weekend was full of adventures! Much love to the whole @billywylder fam (btw did you hear about our big Boston show on 10/15? Deets on the Wylder website! And link in the bio…)

Here’s a fun moment from the ferry across Lake Champlain. I think I wrote a fiddle tune while we were riding… What should I call it? Can you think of a better title than “Champlain Ferry” aaaand GO
#MusicBand #BillyWylderSomerville

09/23/2021

Delighted that my music for dance continues to help beautiful people move! Thanks to @longlegssmallspaces for sharing.

Meanwhile: YOU are invited to come shake your booties at my shows this weekend, with @billywylder! Tonight (Thursday) in NY. Deets and the rest of the weekend on the @billywylder page. 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼

#RepostPlus @longlegssmallspaces
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Kitchen flails to the music of @robflax



#movementdiary
#dancer
#contemporarydance
#moveyourbody
#feelings
#legsfordays
#dancers
#acrobat

NEW SONG ALERT! I played a secret @sofarsounds show earlier this week, and I managed to finish writing a new one backsta...
09/16/2021

NEW SONG ALERT! I played a secret @sofarsounds show earlier this week, and I managed to finish writing a new one backstage. There’s an audio recording up on my @patreon page—link in the bio. Thank you to all my Patreon supporters! You help my art continue to flourish through obstacles and challenges. Thank you for believing in me! #COGIAD #TimeToGrow #Demo #NewSongAlert #PatreonExclusive

NEW SONG ALERT! I played a secret @sofarsounds show earlier this week, and I managed to finish writing a new one backstage. There’s an audio recording up on my @patreon page—link in the bio. Thank you to all my Patreon supporters! You help my art continue to flourish through obstacles and challenges. Thank you for believing in me! #COGIAD #TimeToGrow #Demo #NewSongAlert #PatreonExclusive

Thanks to everybody who came out to my @sofarboston show last night! Come party on the farm with us Saturday!#repost @bi...
09/15/2021

Thanks to everybody who came out to my @sofarboston show last night! Come party on the farm with us Saturday!

#repost @billywylder
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Moonshine frequencies 🌙🔊💥

Join us for our 10th anniversary Harvest Moonshine Festival this Saturday at @whitebarnfarmers in Wrentham, MA!

📷 @johnnyrocket321

Thanks to everybody who came out to my @sofarboston show last night! Come party on the farm with us Saturday!

#repost @billywylder
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Moonshine frequencies 🌙🔊💥

Join us for our 10th anniversary Harvest Moonshine Festival this Saturday at @whitebarnfarmers in Wrentham, MA!

📷 @johnnyrocket321

#repost @billywylder・・・We’re throwing the HARVEST MOONSHINE FESTIVAL at White Barn Farm in Wrentham, MA next Saturday, S...
09/11/2021

#repost @billywylder
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We’re throwing the HARVEST MOONSHINE FESTIVAL at White Barn Farm in Wrentham, MA next Saturday, Sept. 18! Featuring @themusicofhawthorn, DJ Rutabaga, and yours truly. Join us for our tenth anniversary celebration on the farm!

The festivity will have great live sets, wood-fired pizza, and a bountiful harvest farm stand! Kids, friends, & lovers all welcome.

Advance tickets only $15, kids 12 and under free. Grab yours at billywylder.com

Back up rain date: Sunday, Sept 26.

Spread the word, gonna be beautiful! 🌙💜🌻

📷 @jaidonlalor + @allthingsharmony + @natewieselquist

This Sunday! Come camp out on a magical farm with us! Excited to be back this year after a year away… THE MOONSHINE RETU...
09/02/2021

This Sunday! Come camp out on a magical farm with us! Excited to be back this year after a year away… THE MOONSHINE RETURNS!

#repost @moonshinemusicseries
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Holy MOONSHINE! We’re throwing our sixth annual festival at @earthskytime farm in Manchester, VT next Sunday, Sept 5!

Join us for an extraordinary concert and community experience featuring @billywylder, @maferbandola, and @mikahely.worldmusic !

The festivity will have great live sets, bus-fired pizza + local spirits, artisans, and a bountiful harvest farm stand! Kids, friends, & lovers all welcome :)

Advance tickets only $15, kids 12 and under free. Now on sale at billywylder.com

Lodging available at the @wilburtoninn + @campingonthebattenkill

Spread the good word and see you on the farm! ✌🏽💜🌙

📷 @jaidonlalor

This Sunday! Come camp out on a magical farm with us! Excited to be back this year after a year away… THE MOONSHINE RETURNS!

#repost @moonshinemusicseries
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Holy MOONSHINE! We’re throwing our sixth annual festival at @earthskytime farm in Manchester, VT next Sunday, Sept 5!

Join us for an extraordinary concert and community experience featuring @billywylder, @maferbandola, and @mikahely.worldmusic !

The festivity will have great live sets, bus-fired pizza + local spirits, artisans, and a bountiful harvest farm stand! Kids, friends, & lovers all welcome :)

Advance tickets only $15, kids 12 and under free. Now on sale at billywylder.com

Lodging available at the @wilburtoninn + @campingonthebattenkill

Spread the good word and see you on the farm! ✌🏽💜🌙

📷 @jaidonlalor

09/01/2021

Studio Tour Pt 3 now up on my YouTube channel! The “top shelf” stuff: @sequential_llc #SixTrak, @pladaskelektrisk #Matrise, @dwarfcraft #GhostFax, @carolinegco #Somersault, and @mtl.asm #PurPLL. SO MUCH FUN. Go watch the full video (link in my bio)
#StudioTour #SoundDesign #Synths #SoundWizard #MatrixMixer #Feedback #Possibilities

You guys this weekend ROCKS! Here are some moments from yesterday’s show. More tonight and next weekend and more after t...
08/28/2021

You guys this weekend ROCKS! Here are some moments from yesterday’s show. More tonight and next weekend and more after that! Check the @billywylder page for deets.

#RepostPlus @billywylder
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Live at The Foundry | West Stockbridge | 8.27.21

📷 @eric.korenman.photography
(These are beautiful, Eric! Apologies for the Insta-cropping)

#repost @billywylder・・・Thank you New London! Such a beautiful night on the waterfront. We’re off to the Berkshires, play...
08/27/2021

#repost @billywylder
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Thank you New London! Such a beautiful night on the waterfront.

We’re off to the Berkshires, playing @thefoundryws tonight. @homeofthehoot festival tomorrow!

📷 @brianbystrek

#repost @billywylder
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Thank you New London! Such a beautiful night on the waterfront.

We’re off to the Berkshires, playing @thefoundryws tonight. @homeofthehoot festival tomorrow!

📷 @brianbystrek

08/24/2021

Studio Tour Pt 2 is now live on my YouTube channel! Check out my “Mothership” pedalboard, and how I’m using all these pedals. Link in the bio!
#StudioTour #Mothership #Pedalboard #gearybusey #electricviolin #producer

08/19/2021

Studio Tour Pt 1 is up on my YouTube channel! Link in the bio. Check out this *inspiring* new setup I’ve cooked up, featuring the vintage mojo of the #YamahaEM90A. Plus some wild flavors from my Klein Bottle board, where the @chaseblissaudio #Blooper and #Condor and #DarkWorld all smash into each other!

Watch it here: https://youtu.be/CfrcEgbE-3E

#VintageMixer #SpringReverb #AnalogDrumMachine #experimental #StudioTour #LinkInTheBio #BostonMusician #ElectricViolin

New video drops tomorrow! Any guesses what this piece of gear might be? You’ll find out… #subscribe #mysterygear #tomorr...
08/18/2021

New video drops tomorrow! Any guesses what this piece of gear might be? You’ll find out… #subscribe #mysterygear #tomorrow #producer #studiogear #vintagegear

New video drops tomorrow! Any guesses what this piece of gear might be? You’ll find out… #subscribe #mysterygear #tomorrow #producer #studiogear #vintagegear

New video up on my YouTube channel! This is easily the best reverb I’ve ever used, pedal, plug-in or otherwise. I love i...
08/13/2021

New video up on my YouTube channel! This is easily the best reverb I’ve ever used, pedal, plug-in or otherwise. I love it! But there’s a catch: it’s very expensive. Check out the full video (link in the bio)
#ViolinLovesReverb #Reverb #CXM1978 #ChaseBliss #Meris #Lexicon #StudioGear #Automatone

New video up on my YouTube channel! This is easily the best reverb I’ve ever used, pedal, plug-in or otherwise. I love it! But there’s a catch: it’s very expensive. Check out the full video (link in the bio)
#ViolinLovesReverb #Reverb #CXM1978 #ChaseBliss #Meris #Lexicon #StudioGear #Automatone

#repost @billywylder・・・“Whatcha Looking For” SUMMER TOUR part ll ✌🏽✨8.12 Brattleboro, VT - @retreatfarm 8.13 Burlington,...
08/12/2021

#repost @billywylder
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“Whatcha Looking For” SUMMER TOUR part ll ✌🏽✨

8.12 Brattleboro, VT - @retreatfarm
8.13 Burlington, VT - @radiobean
8.14 Chocorua, NH - The Barn at @thefarmstandbb
8.26 New London, CT - Downtown Live! at Waterfront Park
8.27 West Stockbridge, MA - @thefoundryws
8.28 Olivebridge, NY - @homeofthehoot
9.3 Providence, RI - PVD Roller Disco @banknewportcc
9.4 Waterbury, VT - @zenbarn
9.5 Manchester, VT - Moonshine Music Festival @earthskytime
9.18 Wrentham, MA - Harvest Moonshine @whitebarnfarmers
9.23 Saranac Lake, NY - @waterholeadk
9.24 Upper Jay, NY - @ujartcenter
9.25 Concord, NH - Capital Arts Fest @cca_nh
10.15 Somerville, MA - Crystal Ballroom at the @somerville_theatre @globalartslive

Tickets + info 👉🏼 billywylder.com

Spread the good word and see you out there!

📷 @guspinfocus

#repost @billywylder
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“Whatcha Looking For” SUMMER TOUR part ll ✌🏽✨

8.12 Brattleboro, VT - @retreatfarm
8.13 Burlington, VT - @radiobean
8.14 Chocorua, NH - The Barn at @thefarmstandbb
8.26 New London, CT - Downtown Live! at Waterfront Park
8.27 West Stockbridge, MA - @thefoundryws
8.28 Olivebridge, NY - @homeofthehoot
9.3 Providence, RI - PVD Roller Disco @banknewportcc
9.4 Waterbury, VT - @zenbarn
9.5 Manchester, VT - Moonshine Music Festival @earthskytime
9.18 Wrentham, MA - Harvest Moonshine @whitebarnfarmers
9.23 Saranac Lake, NY - @waterholeadk
9.24 Upper Jay, NY - @ujartcenter
9.25 Concord, NH - Capital Arts Fest @cca_nh
10.15 Somerville, MA - Crystal Ballroom at the @somerville_theatre @globalartslive

Tickets + info 👉🏼 billywylder.com

Spread the good word and see you out there!

📷 @guspinfocus

08/11/2021

Vermont and New Hampshire friends! Coming to rock with you this weekend (see what I did there…). Playing with @billywylder! Starting tomorrow at @retreatfarm in Brattleboro. Visit BillyWylder.com/shows for the deets. #showtime #rockingchair #rocking

Tune in today at 3 pm EST to @electricviolinshop’s page (link in the bio)! I’m talking pedalboard building, inc...
08/04/2021

Tune in today at 3 pm EST to @electricviolinshop’s page (link in the bio)! I’m talking pedalboard building, including tips and tricks for what NOT to do!

Tune in today at 3 pm EST to @electricviolinshop’s page (link in the bio)! I’m talking pedalboard building, including tips and tricks for what NOT to do!

#RepostPlus @billywylder- - - - - -Feels so good to be back on the road! Much love from Chelsea. ✌🏽💜See you out there!8....
08/01/2021

#RepostPlus @billywylder
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Feels so good to be back on the road! Much love from Chelsea. ✌🏽💜

See you out there!

8.12 Brattleboro, VT - @retreatfarm
8.13 Intervale, NH - Sunset Concert Series
8.14 Portsmouth, NH - @musichallnh (2 shows)
8.26 New London, CT - Downtown Live! at Waterfront Park
8.27 West Stockbridge, MA - @thefoundryws
8.28 Olivebridge, NY - @homeofthehoot
9.3 Providence, RI - PVD Roller Disco
9.4 Waterbury, VT - @zenbarn
9.5 Manchester, VT - Moonshine Music Festival at @earthskytime
9.23 Saranac Lake, NY - @waterholeadk
9.24 Upper Jay, NY - @ujartcenter
9.25 Concord, NH - Capital Arts Fest
10.15 Somerville, MA - Crystal Ballroom at the @somerville_theatre @globalartslive

Deets 👉🏼 http://billywylder.com/

Yesterday my synth made a friend. And I made some friends too! And some music. And more tonight! Come see @billywylder t...
07/31/2021

Yesterday my synth made a friend. And I made some friends too! And some music. And more tonight! Come see @billywylder tonight in Chelsea, MA! Free outdoor show tonight, 7-8 pm! Deets on the Wylder page #TourLife #SummerShows #Outdoorfriends

07/30/2021

New episode of #FuzzFiddleWithFlax up on my YouTube channel! This month features the #Kangra from @walrusaudioeffects, which has independent filter and fuzz circuits. It makes my face do funny things! Watch here (link also in the bio): https://youtu.be/bee1rJVjH18

#fuzzfiddle #electricviolin #kangra #ViolinPedals #FFF #FunnyFilterFaces #WalrusAudio #WalrusAudioKangra #OctaveFuzz

07/27/2021

New video alert! Just posted a string review to my YouTube channel. Part two comparing @thomastikinfeld T.I. strings (part of their “luthier line”) to the Peter Infeld strings. Which do you think sounds best? Watch the full video (link in the bio)!
#ViolinGear #StringReview #StringShootout #TIstrings #PIstrings #ThomastikInfeld #BostonViolinist

Don’t mind me, I’m just a puddle over here.#ILoveMyStudents #COGIAD #BlueSkies #OlgaIsAwesome
07/22/2021

Don’t mind me, I’m just a puddle over here.
#ILoveMyStudents #COGIAD #BlueSkies #OlgaIsAwesome

Don’t forget sunscreen, kids. You might end up looking like a lobster… #SummerGigs #Roasted #Robster #TheyreAllAroundYou...
07/16/2021

Don’t forget sunscreen, kids. You might end up looking like a lobster…
#SummerGigs #Roasted #Robster #TheyreAllAroundYourAnkles #TheyGetInYourSubconscious
📷: @paulchaseonbass

Don’t forget sunscreen, kids. You might end up looking like a lobster…
#SummerGigs #Roasted #Robster #TheyreAllAroundYourAnkles #TheyGetInYourSubconscious
📷: @paulchaseonbass

Today is a day for guitar, and singing to you! Come to @bow.market tonight from 7-10 and I’ll serenade you. Weather will...
07/09/2021

Today is a day for guitar, and singing to you! Come to @bow.market tonight from 7-10 and I’ll serenade you. Weather will have chilled out and it should be nice for outdoor dining by evening (fingers crossed).

I’ll have a brand new song for you! Premiering tonight! If you miss it the next place to hear it will be on my @patreon page (link in the bio), and then your next chance after that will be my house concert in Carver, MA next Saturday.

Come to my show and give me a hug! I miss you!

#Reconnecting #SoloShows #SingerSongwriter #NewMusic #Patreon #HouseConcert

(Photo from a @sofarboston show a few years ago; can’t find the photographer to credit! Please hmu if you know who took this)

Today is a day for guitar, and singing to you! Come to @bow.market tonight from 7-10 and I’ll serenade you. Weather will have chilled out and it should be nice for outdoor dining by evening (fingers crossed).

I’ll have a brand new song for you! Premiering tonight! If you miss it the next place to hear it will be on my @patreon page (link in the bio), and then your next chance after that will be my house concert in Carver, MA next Saturday.

Come to my show and give me a hug! I miss you!

#Reconnecting #SoloShows #SingerSongwriter #NewMusic #Patreon #HouseConcert

(Photo from a @sofarboston show a few years ago; can’t find the photographer to credit! Please hmu if you know who took this)

Oh hey! Didn’t see you there. While you’re here, you’re invited to my LIVE SHOWS THIS MONTH OMG:-Friday July 9th at @bow...
07/06/2021

Oh hey! Didn’t see you there. While you’re here, you’re invited to my LIVE SHOWS THIS MONTH OMG:
-Friday July 9th at @bow.market (Somerville)
-Saturday July 17th house concert in Carver details on my website)
-Monday July 19th duo with @terrencekarn at @batesdancefestival
-Wednesday July 21st secret @sofarboston show in Somerville

More information on my website robflax.com/shows (link in the bio)
#LiveMusic #SoloShows #NewSongs #7HugsADay #songwriter #BostonSongwriter #BostonViolin

📷: @halfasianlens

Oh hey! Didn’t see you there. While you’re here, you’re invited to my LIVE SHOWS THIS MONTH OMG:
-Friday July 9th at @bow.market (Somerville)
-Saturday July 17th house concert in Carver details on my website)
-Monday July 19th duo with @terrencekarn at @batesdancefestival
-Wednesday July 21st secret @sofarboston show in Somerville

More information on my website robflax.com/shows (link in the bio)
#LiveMusic #SoloShows #NewSongs #7HugsADay #songwriter #BostonSongwriter #BostonViolin

📷: @halfasianlens

Sometimes it’s the little things. I love teaching children chess and music, and it’s great when I can combine music and ...
07/01/2021

Sometimes it’s the little things. I love teaching children chess and music, and it’s great when I can combine music and chess. If you’d like to improve your chess game, I teach all ages and skill levels! DM me for info.
#ChessCoach #LaserBeams #WhereCanTheKingBeChecked #ChessLessons #BostonChessPlayer #ChessMusic

Sometimes it’s the little things. I love teaching children chess and music, and it’s great when I can combine music and chess. If you’d like to improve your chess game, I teach all ages and skill levels! DM me for info.
#ChessCoach #LaserBeams #WhereCanTheKingBeChecked #ChessLessons #BostonChessPlayer #ChessMusic

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Official artist page for Rob Flax, multi-instrumentalist, composer, educator. "I play things with strings, I hit stuff, and I sing." Catch Rob performing solo somewhere on the road, usually traveling without a car (sometimes on a $1 Megabus ride). ABOUT ROB: Rob Flax is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist, composer, and educator from Evanston, IL with a playful heart and an open mind. He has performed nationally and internationally with groups of many different styles, including opening for B.B. King and Tower of Power, playing violin with the Trans Siberian Orchestra and YouTube star Jacob Collier, upright bass in an Argentine tango ensemble, mandolin and fiddle in various bluegrass bands, electric violin in several rock bands, collaborations with modern dancers, and more. As a composer Rob has written music for choreographers, film (including work on the soundtrack of James Franco’s film As I Lay Dying), and several original projects. Rob is a recent graduate of the New England Conservatory (M.M. 2012 – Contemporary Improvisation, Music In Education), and he currently lives in Boston, MA.

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Happy Birthday!!!
Thanks for sharing your talent and face with us here in Ohio. Come visit again soon, friend. Sending hugs, 7 to be exact.
Your next album cover, I think.
Heyo, I was your Lyft driver the other day, I hope you're feeling better! You make such lovely music! Love your voice. :) I'll have to keep an eye out for you and catch a show sometime. Be well!
Happy birthday distractible boy! Hope your distractions are all you wish for!
https://youtu.be/mBbC5zcQepk Yo my dude check it
From Hannah Rose Baker's senior recital, another one of your oh so many musical personalities.
I have so many photos from last week's Billy Wylder show at Aeronaut (almost done processing), but wanted to post this one for you.
Have you seen this?
Uh oh, I'm the 666th person to like this page. That explains a lot...
Consider finding a way to allow no one else to like this page.... 😈