Today, Doc Robinson release an acoustic EP titled The Musicol Sessions, named for Columbus’ historic studio, in which the duo decided to record. “We chose it specifically because we were chasing an older sound” explains the band. Musicol opened in 1964 and offers much of its original gear to those making modern records within its weathered walls; it’s a setting both inspiring and inviting. “The experience called for more stripped-down versions of the songs we brought it.”
Columbus tastemaker In The Record Store premiered Doc Robinson’s 6-song collection, noting, “Columbus has such a collaborative wealth of musical talent, this band easily epitomizes that.” Read the full piece here.
The Musicol Sessions’ opening track “Leave A Light On” features vocals from Taylor Meier of indie-folk favorites CAAMP, with whom Doc Robinson co-wrote the song. “We played some shows with the band last year, and he’d get up and sing it with us every time,” details the band. “We consider Taylor a brother, and we wanted a version with him singing live to exist.”
Doc Robinson began back in 2016, when songwriters Jon Elliott (The Floorwalkers) and Nick D’Andrea (Nick D’ and The Believers) put their repeated path-crossing to use in a new project. The pair worked with Mike Landolt (OAR, Maroon 5, Spin Doctors) to produce first EP Golden Daze and enlisted an ever rotating cast of Columbus’ best musicians to continuously contribute. In 2017, Doc Robinson released debut full-length Deep End to critical enthusiasm and joined CAAMP on a slew of tour dates, including a sold-out show at Mercury Lounge in New York City.