Locals Only isn't just about bands, it's also about those individual artists that just want a shot and are good enough to get one. Rob Barnhart is getting his shot today. Here's the email he sent me:
My name is Rob Barnhart and I have been playing music in Tallahassee for nearly 25 years now! In 2002 I was in a band called Goodbye Love that was invited to be on the show several times with the Chili Peppers. We were managed by JHMP who managed Creed and Sevendust. I wasted a long time after that band fell through. I am in the process of making a facebook music page but I have 7 songs on Soundcloud. I think of myself as a professional and I know these songs are great. Just need someone to give me a chance. I am 37 years old and have a daughter who is about to be 7.
That was literally all he sent me along with a couple of his music tracks. I had to find him on facebook and get this picture of him (I hope it's the right Rob, there's a lot of them out there). As a guy with a 7 year old daughter myself I had to give him a listen and I really enjoyed his stuff. Hopefully you will too and hopefully this will be Rob's second chance to shine in the spotlight.
Oh also I DID find his soundcloud. Take a listen for yourself and see what you think!