Robb & his bands have played with many great acts over the years, including: Death Cab for Cutie, The Presidents of the USA, Fountains of Wayne, The Posies, You Am I, Pedro the Lion, Clem Snide, Harvey Danger, The Long Winters, David Garza, The Tractenburg family slideshow players, Scott McCoughey, Visqueen, Shadow Shadow Shade, Wayne Horvitz, Steve Turner, Nelly Fertado, Art Alexakis, and way too many others to list.

He’s played shows in Paris France, New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Vancouver BC, One thousand and twenty seven gigs in Seattle and even a few in Germany. 

Robb Benson (a singer songwriter in Seattle Washington) has been in several bands.  Nominated three years in a row (2003, 2004, 2005) for the best singer/songwriter “SEATTLE WEEKLY” music awards, his band Dear John Letters reached as high as #34 Nationally on the CMJ Charts. 

Links to Robb’s Other Work


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New Video is up now! A new song that is only available on video... but will be released shortly on the Next EP!

At this point, I have realized the best move is to release songs very quickly and as often as possible, I write so much and record so much material at home that it is probably best to just share as much as I can as often as I can. Perhaps that means 4 albums a year will be released. Seems fine to me!

Release the HOUNDS!!!

-Robb Benson

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Robb on ITUNES

Robb with DEAR JOHN LETTERS on itunes

Robb with DEPT OF ENERGY on itunes

Robb with THE GLASS NOTES on itunes

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Brand New Robb Benson & the SHELK album is out now! Digital only for $2.22 to download the whole record at 14 full songs!!!!