Robert Wynia is a native son of the Western US. Born in Oregon, he has been performing and writing all his life. He has been voted Best Male Performer, Best New Artist, and Performer of the Year in Eugene and Portland, been inducted into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame, and has received two preliminary Grammy nominations for his work with his band "Floater." He has appeared in numerous radio, television and web-based shows and has traveled extensively on tour.
With his debut solo release "Iron by Water," Wynia created an atmosphere of open plains, shadowed woods and remote towns, and filled those landscapes with hook-laden melodies of obsession, love and hope for redemption. "Iron by Water" weaves a tapestry in rhythms and film-score style music, with enough pop sensibility to keep the listener wanting more. The fusion of alt-country, pop, blues and rock is hard to pigeon-hole, but easy to lose yourself in from the first listen.
His newest release, "Brave the Strange" is a lush, cinematic musical journey through songs of lost love, addiction, and the struggle to find your way. It represents the bold collaboration of Wynia as producer with co-producer Daniel Riddle (King Black Acid), who brings his illustrious career with movie soundtrack production to the album's sonic palette. Recruiting the talents of some of the Northwest's best known and most talented musicians, "Brave the Strange" features a rich array of organic instruments and layers of sound that pull the listener in. The deeply personal and heartfelt vocals move effortlessly from sparse guitar and voice passages to grand orchestral tidal waves of sound, all the while drawing you further and further in. The drums and electric guitar often times sitting back and simply providing a comfortable canvas for the voice and other gathered instruments to paint.
Robert Wynia currently resides in Portland, Oregon, where he is a musician, producer, and performer in numerous projects.