Brand New Single From Robert Hale
Pinecastle is releasing a brand new single from Robert Hale. “Settin’ Me Up” is Hale’s grassed up take Mark Knopler’s hit with Dire Straits. Hale is joined by Darrell Webb on mandolin, banjo, harmony vocals, Kameron Keller on bass, and Stephen Burwell on fiddle. Robert has been staying busy as a member of he house band at Dolly Parton’s Stampede while still playing select dates with his group, Wildfire. For more info on Robert Hale, head over to his profile on Pinecastle’s website. Radio programer’s can download “Settin’ Me Up” from Airplay Director request a digital copy be sent from Pinecastle. The song is available for download here: Settin’ Me Up
“Settin’ Me Up is a song that covers 3 of my guitar heroes. It’s a Mark Knopfler song from the first Dire Straits album. I first heard Albert Lee do it on a live album with Eric Clapton. It’s a really fun song to play!”
– Robert Hale
About Robert Hale:Robert Hale is from Jolo, West Virginia. He is the son of Clayton Hale, a McDowell and Wyoming county businessman, a former Delegate to the Legislature, and perhaps most important to this story, a bluegrass bandleader and music promoter. Clayton’s band played on a weekly television show on WOAY in the 1970’s, and he promoted a successful festival in Tazewell, Virginia for several years where young Robert was exposed to some of the luminaries of the bluegrass business, such as Doyle Lawson, Ricky Skaggs, and Keith Whitley. Robert began playing the mandolin full time in his Dad’s band at the ripe old age of nine and, at age 11, had the opportunity to play the Grand Ole Opry as a guest of Bill Monroe. Around age 13, Robert saw Marty Stuart playing with Lester Flatt on Hee Haw and this was all the inspiration he needed to continue making music.
His first professional band was with Don Wayne and Dale Reno. In the late 1980’s and early 90’s, Robert played with Scott Vestal, Wayne Benson, and Ernie Sykes in Livewire. Throughout the 80’s and 90’s, Robert also played alongside J.D. Crowe and Eddie and Martha Adcock. In 2000, he and Curt Chapman branched out on their own and formed Wildfire. Robert also recorded with Dolly Parton on Two projects, Halos and Horns and For God and Country. He is equally at home on mandolin, guitar, banjo or just about anything with strings, and plays a variety of styles ranging from country to bluegrass to rock & roll.