R.X. Bertoldi's "Sleepwalking" days are long gone...
Bob's latest single is a dynamic, unvarnished and largely solo acoustic effort. The fresh track reads and sounds like a heartfelt, wistful acknowledgement of the protagonist’s inability to properly grieve the early loss of his father, and the several years of flawed thinking and poor decision making that followed. Whether the stretch of self-confessed unawareness is autobiographical or not, Bertoldi himself clearly woke up on the right side of songwriting.
Bob capably handles nearly all the instruments on “Sleepwalking”, including the guitars, vocals, drums and percussion. Only the bass was recorded at a distance by Seattle maestro Keith Lowe, and his notes lock in just right with Bertoldi's basic but full-bodied drumming to give an appropriately strong foundation to this confessional stroll. It was mixed by acclaimed Seattle guitarist & producer Johnny Sangster (Case/Lang/Veirs Neko Case, Tripwires) & (Mudhoney, The Posies and more).
R.X. Bertoldi's song "Something Good" awarded First Place for Folk / Acoustic Category in the 2019 Great American Song Contest. His song "Small Sacrifices" was a Finalist in the same category. Click image to see Great American Song Contest site:
R.X. Bertoldi & Son(s) release first family band recording: Their cover of R&B/soul classic "Stand By Me" – With Dominic on bass & Luca on drums & percussion! Available at i-Tunes and CDBaby + Amazon: – click image to listen