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Insel: Robi Rütenberg’s Ever-Expanding Vocal Universe

Robi Rütenberg is quickly becoming one of Jacksonville’s standout artists with their hand in a variety of musical groups and genres. They play major creative roles in both baroque pop trio Four Families and the Little Books, an indie folk/rock duet. now embarks on an experimental solo project titled which recently released their first EP, in the clearing. Rütenberg approaches their practice and music from a queer feminist perspective, which has been shaped by life in the South. “I’ve held on to it because sometimes things take time.” The collection of four songs that comprises the in the clearing EP …

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Little Books new album, Bridges and Empires set to release in May

Little Books is a two piece folk outfit made from  of  and  of . The two met at a house show in Arlington and eventually started making music together. Little Books’ new album, Bridges and Empires, is set to release in May. EU: What is the story behind the band name? Robin: We both always have multiple little journals. We have miniature little libraries. It just kind of stuck at one point. EU: [To Robin] Your other band, Four Families, also had an album release on March 1. What is it like to release the albums in such short timing? …

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