courtesy of Robyn Hitchcock
English singer-songwriter Robyn Hitchcock has cobbled together an unconventional and enduring career: With a discography that spans a stunning 36 albums, Hitchcock remains one of the most unpredictable and charismatic oddballs in popular music. Click the link above to hear Hitchcock perform live in concert from WXPN and World Café Live in Philadelphia.
First widely known as the lead singer of the great '70s pop band The Soft Boys, Hitchcock became a well-loved solo artist in the decade that followed, with a voice that recalled Syd Barrett and John Lennon in equal measure. Influenced by English folk and rock, Hitchcock has long had a flair for absurdist lyrics that are whimsical and thoughtful, weird and unmistakably warm. Here, he's bound to draw on material from his second box set (!), Luminous Groove, due out in August.