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Rob McHale is a North Carolina Songwriter and Storyteller whose songs can take you through a small town, down a dirt road or on an historical journey –and bring you back home again.
Rob currently performs regionally, internationally, and in select US cities, combining his stories and songs in an easy to understand presentation. In addition to performances with members his band, he performs solo. Since 2017 he has told the Tom Dooley Legend at the grave of Laura Foster ( for whom Tom was hanged for murdering ) at sundown under candlelight at the Happy Valley Fiddler’s Convention, in the heart of Tom Dooley Country. Rob released a podcast ‘ The Real Tom Dooley Story ‘ on January 9th, 2020.
In addition to general performances, Rob performs at a host of libraries. historical societies and Arts Councils, presenting historical programs of songs he has crafted about some of our greatest Folk Legends, i.e. Woody Guthrie, John Brown, Moonshine Racers, Junior Johnson, General George Custer, Jesse James, Dred Scott, Tom Dooley, as well as others about small towns, pirates, historic train rails, and perspectives.