Rob Mortimer & GoodPaper
Rob Mortimer had always dreamed of making it as a musician. Growing up in the Mississippi Delta surrounded by blues and soul, he was inspired by the sounds he heard around him. He taught himself to play guitar, wrote his own songs, and started playing in local clubs and bars as a teenager.
In 2006 and 2009, Rob auditioned for American Idol, hoping to get his big break. While he didn't make it to the finals, the exposure helped to boost his career. He started touring more, playing bigger venues, and gaining a following across the country.
Rob's unique sound, a blend of blues, soul, funk, and Americana, has earned him a reputation as a "Delta Soul" artist. He's shared the stage with some of the biggest names in music, including B.B. King, Keb Mo', and Gary Clark Jr. He's released several studio albums, including "Peep," "Our Stupid Selves," and "Lock It Down Tight."
Despite his success, Rob has always remained grounded. He still lives in the Mississippi Delta, where he also works as an undertaker. He's a humble and hardworking musician who's dedicated to his craft, and he's always looking for new ways to push himself creatively.
Rob's latest album, "Dead Folk," is set to release in 2023, and he's excited to share his new music with the world. He's grateful for the opportunities that American Idol and his music career have given him, and he's determined to keep working hard and making the music he loves.