Bob Kendall is a singer/songwriter/producer/curator, living on Aquidneck Island, RI.
Kendall describes his songs as “telling tales of recrimination and self-deception”. In 2015, Kendall released his third album, self titled. These recordings were produced by Paul Kolderie (Radiohead, Pixies, Fort Apache) on 75orLess Records. Kendall's band is also featured on the release of "The Spindle City Gram Parsons Tribute". (Narrows Center for the Arts). In 2012 Kendall released "Midnight Flower" which features Tanya Donelly (Throwing Muses, Belly) on the title track. She later released her own version of the song on her Swan Song Series III album. In 2002, Bob released his debut solo album, "Enough is Enough", which helped land him a spot at the 2002 Newport Folk Festival, the year Dylan returned.
Band Members include - David Narcizo, Rafael Attias, Dan Wright, Kevin Zahm, Chuck Ciany- Shawn Devlin, Dan Ulmschneider, Dylan Roy, Mike Warner, Dean Cassell.
Kendall sites numerous musical influences and has been compared to: The Kinks, Kris Kristofferson, Joe Strummer, Ian Hunter, Wilco, Tom Petty, Roy Orbison, Gram Parsons, The Velvet Underground, Steve Earle, John Prine- Paul Westerberg.
Notable opening shows:- Newport Folk Festival 2002, James McMurtry, The Replacements, REM, Gang of Four, The Feelies, The db's, Psychedelic Furs, The Go-Betweens, Big Country, Love Tractor, Billy Bragg, 10,000 Maniacs Marshall Crenshaw, Robyn Hitchcock , Billy Bragg, Natalie Merchant, Ollabelle, Jim Lauderdale, John Doe, Tony Trishka, Zoe Muth, Yo La Tengo, Simon Townshend, Autumn Defense, BNL.
Bob has also collaborated with his brother Greg on the films; "Drive Me Crazy", "Bandwagon", and "The Unbelievable Truth".
He has recorded and produced recordings for Allysen Callery, Matt Fraza, Warbler Roost, Fred Abong, Mike Warner, and collaborations with engineer/musician Kraig Jordan (Stan, Jordan Everett Associates)
Kendall also does voiceovers, most recently can be heard in the short film and critically acclaimed "The Call of Charlie". He also books the music for the annual Norman Bird Sanctuary's "Harvest Fair" in Middletown, RI and curates "The Salvation Music Series" held each year at the Salvation Cafe, Newport, RI.
He's the founding member of the bands; Lifeboat, Blood Oranges, and The Brothers Kendall
"Kendall's wistful vocals capture the ache of not belonging in your parents' world anymore. A piercing depiction of suburban teenage boredom" - Rolling Stone Magazine
"The two genres of Americana and British Invasion come together on this record and when combined with Kendall’s inimitable voice, the result is positively electric” - The Noise- Boston
"Song after song, Kendall delivers performances that are moving, energetic, and engaging". - Worcester Telegram and Gazette