The single “We Go On” has been officially released on iTunes and we have decided to channel 50% of all proceeds from there to the WELLSPRING FAMILY SERVICES. As it has been stated before, Robbie Tee is in no way officially associated to Wellspring or any of its affiliates or employees. This is a completely independent effort to bring attention to  an organisation that has touched Robbie’s heart, simply through moving pictures. Read further to understand what Wellspring is all about…

Every night in King County, more than 2,000 children are homeless. Approximately 40,000 children witness violence at home each year. And 25% of the population experiences mental health issues. These are not merely sobering statistics; these are our neighbors.

Since 1892, Wellspring Family Services, a non-profit organization, continues to provide a breadth of services that address the sources of instability for families. We help homeless families find and hold onto a place to live, teach abusive partners non-violent behaviors, provide counseling for at-risk families and individuals, and empower parents to nurture their children. Together, we are building a community where children and families thrive.

Wellspring Family Services builds emotionally healthy, self-sufficient families and a non-violent community in which they can thrive. By addressing the overlapping issues of mental health challenges, domestic violence, and homelessness we get at the source of instability for families. Last year we served more than 9,000 children, adults and families in King County.

Go to the Wellspring website here to understand more about them.

Grab The Robbie Tee single on iTunes here and give your contribution to this cause.

Thanks to the success of “Acoustic Interludes & One”. Indy Alley Records have now moved over 300,000 Robbie Tee album sales in total. Astounding for and independent music artist. Robbie Tee in the meantime is working on his new album with the Mayan Prophecies. This will be a concept album crafted in progressive rock and hiphop beats! The album will also include guest artists from the USA, UK and Indonesia. The names of the featured artists will be announced shortly.

Onto Acoustic Interludes…

This is my first venture into the acoustic jazz-fusion genre, which I grew up on together with rock ‘n roll. Ever since I heard the album “Friday Night In San Francisco” with the guitar geniuses Paco De Lucia, Al Di Meola and John Mclaughlin, I’ve fantasized about making that kind of an album. This is not quite “that” album yet, but I’m quietly exploring the sound and techniques used there. Bear in mind that the three above-mentioned musos are god given talents and totally unreachable…ever! So I’m not trying to copy their works, but only the spirit and soul contained therein

When the SG or “Solid Guitar” was introduced in 1961 as a replacement for the Les Paul, it was called the “fretless wonder” for its low frets and fast action. The twin horn cutaway design was like nothing on the market and its light but balanced weight made it the perfect guitar for stage and studio work. Later ‘60s models introduced the SG with humbucker pickups, and since then, the SG has become the go-to guitar for artists like The Who’s Pete Townshend, Tony Iommi, Paul Weller, AC/DC’s Angus Young, Eric Clapton and Derek Trucks of the Allman Brothers Band.

The Epiphone Goth G-400 has to be one of the most menacing looking guitars you’ll see. Bathed in Satin Pitch Black with open coil humbuckers and black nickel hardware, the Goth G-400 is truly one of the meanest and best guitar values you will find today. Every serious player wants an SG and here’s the real thing that sounds as good as it looks. The original SG not only rivaled guitars of its own era for sonic variety but also proved to be a sign of things to come. Hard rock, metal and scores of rockers embraced the original SG and made it a classic. Now, the G-400 gives you the sound and look of a real SG without the vintage price tag.

On my new single ” Never”, as on the entire upcoming new album,you’ll hear the sound of this little baby.

The model I have is a 2009 Epiphone G-400 Goth. Its features consist of 22 frets, a solid body, bevelled and cut in the shape of the famous SG, two tone controls and two volume controls (one volume and one tone for each pickup), a three-way position switch, and Grover tuners. It has two open coil Alnico Classic humbucker pickups, mahogany body and set neck of the same material, with the fretboard made from Rosewood. The twelfth fret inlay is XII ( the roman numeral for 12 for those of you not in the know), which of course adds to the gothic/metal rock feel to the guitar. The bridge is tune-o-matic which only adds to the beautiful simplicity of this great guitar.

The body is painted in a satin black, with all hardware in black. This guitar is very light. Of course, as with all SG’s, the head is heavier than the body, so when you’re wearing it on a strap and not playing, it might be an idea to just keep hold of the neck, so that it doesn’t swing down and hit something, this being something that I have done a couple of times.