Author Archives: Robert Burke Warren

About Robert Burke Warren

Robert Burke Warren is a writer, performer, teacher, and musician.He's held down bass duties in rock bands, written with Rosanne Cash and for Wanda Jackson, performed the lead in the West End musical Buddy: the Buddy Holly Story, and, in addition to releasing two RBW CDs, banged away on an acoustic guitar in sweaty clubs and preschools and released several CDs as Uncle Rock (“Buddy Holly meets Shel Silverstein” – LA Times). His prose has appeared in Texas Music, Brooklyn Parent, The Woodstock Times,, Paste, The Rumpus,, Fine Books & Collections, Generation Monthly, Rural Intelligence,, Rock Paper Photo, Chronogram, and the Da Capo anthology The Show I ‘ll Never Forget. He blogs at Solitude & Good Company.

Almost True: The Real, Realer and Realest of the Music Movies

Hard-touring bassist Robert Burke Warren celebrates a selection of movies that capture the authentic essence of life in a working band. Continue reading

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Billboard with portrait of Assad and the text Allah protects Syria on the old city wall of Damascus 2006 Photo: Bertil Videt, January 2006.

Six Things I’ve Learned From the Syria Crisis

Robert Burke Warren makes sense of the complex situation in Damascus. Continue reading

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A Post-Apocalyptic Reader

Robert Burke Warren ponders the appeal of the Apocalypse, and reveals his four favorite End of Days reads. Continue reading

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