Posts Tagged ‘Rob Anthony’

While the world sleeps

November 11, 2013

Like many others, my father served and lost his life long battle upon returning shot and wounded from Vietnam. The memories of him and the nightmares that haunted him ’til his last breath will never be forgotten.

Out of that experience, and countless Veterans events I’ve performed this song at, I know I’m not the only one down on my knees from time to time praying the fight brings a little peace whether out there in the world we live in or the world within ourselves. Especially those fighting PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)

I shared the lyrics I wrote below for you and a video link to my youtube video:

While The World Sleeps

I don’t know why lately I cry
It seems like this life treats me so good
But the view I see on late night TV
The nightmares have caught up with me
It says please believe with no signs of relief
In all its glory lies misery

While the world sleeps I’m down on my knees
Praying for those all in need
While the world sleeps I’m praying to see
The wings of a dove flying free

John was a friend who swore to defend
A nation down on its knees
He packed his bags set off to sea
To fight for what he truly believed
The news today said he passed away
John was a hero they say

While the world sleeps I’m down on my knees
Praying the fight brings a little peace
While the world sleeps I’m waiting to see
A rain wash away the misery…Bring on the rain

On and on around it goes
On and on around we go

If faith is the key when will we see
The wings of a dove flying free…

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Rob Anthony

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Rob Anthony opens Mile Of Music Festival

August 10, 2013

Appleton’s Mile of Music succeeds in its debut


8/9/13 – Opening the headlining event of Mile Of Music was hometown favorite Rob Anthony. A soulful singer-songwriter, Anthony brought the audience many of his best in Americana from his career as well as new music; pair them alongside excellent acoustic guitar and the performance speaks for itself.

Second in the lineup was Swear and Shake based out of Brooklyn, NY and Brian Vander Ark of Verve Pipe continued the flow with various acoustic pieces and upbeat performances.

If last night’s concert is any indication of the talent at Mile of Music this weekend, then concert goers are in for some of the best original music they have ever witnessed in the Fox Valley. > Continue reading

Moody, striving, seeking

April 9, 2013

11 interviews Rob Anthony


4/9/13 – Anthony opens up to Joe Carroccio of about persistence, tenacity, finding your voice in an ever-changing world, reflecting how important the roots are and putting in your 10,000 hours.

Anthony’s take on finding the perfect song?

“I’m an artist, so I’m moody (ahaha…) and I think what I strive to have in a perfect song will probably change in three weeks and say I need a little bit of reggae flavor for the perfect song or I need a little Mellencamp for that perfect song. So maybe I’m just on my way to driving myself nuts like most artists.”  

Listen/download the full interview > Rob Anthony Interview

Also, I can honestly say nothing tugs on the heartstrings more than an inspirational story of achievement during life’s most difficult challenges. Humbled & honored Tanya chose my song ‘We All Need’ to share her story.

Once again I’m reminded never underestimate the power of words & music as it is the emotional canvas between musician, listener & life.

Humbled, RA


March 1, 2013

Was feelin’ a little sad last night missing my sister deeply so I recorded this intimate video for y’all. Love the ones your with, cherish those close to your heart…Truly hope you enjoy.

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BTW ~ Album of the month goes to Lenny Kravitz & his ‘Black & White America’ (Deluxe Version). Haven’t been able to move on from it on my iPod. Highly recommend if you like the Funk Rock vibe. Fav tracks: Black & White America, Come On & Get It & Looking Back On Love. Amazeballs! Kravitz iTunes link > Black & White America Album

Any new music I should take a listen to your groovin’ on? Let me know…

Have a blessed Sunday funday & week…

One love, RA

Playa Del Carmen ;)

April 7, 2011

No rest even on vacation! ;) Did a little promo video for the Playa Palms Beach Hotel to help ’em out & share what Playa has to offer. If you haven’t been to Playa Del Carmen I highly recommend it. One of my favorites. I Don’t Need Much was inspired on those beaches in the background ;) Enjoy!

Words & music by Rob Anthony

I’ve always been aware of it
I’ve been blessed with a whole lot of love
I’ve never turned my back to it
‘Cause I know there’d be no, no fun

Thank you above
For the freedom all the freedom and the love
Lord up above
I thank you for this beautiful day

I don’t need much
Just my friends and whole lot of love
I don’t need much
Just some good times and a whole lot of sun
There’s not much I need
Just my wine and to be free
I don’t need much, no, no, no…

I’ve always kept them close to me
All my friends, all my friends and family
They all mean so much to me
They’re all, they’re all I need

Thank you above
Thank you, thank you, thank you for the love
Lord up above
I thank you for this beautiful day

I don’t need much
Just my friends and whole lot of love
I don’t need much
Just some good times and a whole lot of sun
There’s not much I need
Just my wine and to be free
I don’t need much, no, no, no…

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Down The Road makes yet another impact.

May 28, 2009

I was honored and proud to be part of the worlds largest truck convoy for special olympics. With over 100 trucks participating and escorted by the states finest law enforcement traveling up 41 from southeast wisconsin to the EAA grounds in oshkosh they helped in raising $100,00.00 for the Special Olympics of Wisconsin. Congratulations truckers and to all who attended and contributed!

The Special Olympics of Wisconsin provides sports training and competition for nearly 10,000 athletes in nearly 200 communities statewide with cognitive disabilities in 18 different sports year-round. I invite you to visit their site at to read more and find out how you can get involved.

Thanks again to all the truckers for keeping america moving and special thank you to SOWI for inviting me to emcee the event and perform “Down The Road” ~ an acoustic tribute to truckers who move the world along day to day and to the families who await their safe return.

~ Peace, RA