ROB BARON – GUITAR, BASS AND VOCALS
Freelance Recording Engineer and Producer
Rob has been playing guitar in various bands since high school and has been involved in recording for more than 40 years. Rob played guitar in a top 40 rock band in Saskatoon called “The Quire” in the early eighties playing songs that are now considered “retro”. After moving to Vermilion, Alberta in 1987, Rob quickly linked up with the popular variety dance band “The Bounce” playing bass.
In 1990 Rob created Concrete Cellar Audio Services, a project recording studio that provided local musicians quality and cost effective recording. Rob has engineering and producer credits on 14 full albums and countless demos. Rob has recorded everything from opera to thrash rock and even worked on children’s storybooks, and a hypnotist CD. When he gets out of the studio, Rob loves performing and helped start up the classic rock band “Prairie Thunder” in 1997, the variety band “Road trip to Bernie’s” in 2000 and then a slight deviation from the road trip theme called “Detour” in 2005.
Rob brought a classic rock edge to Detour playing electric guitar and trading bass duties with Barry Sherwood. Currently, Rob is working on his own music and recording projects and an upcoming rock blues album in the works.
For the past 20 years, Rob has advanced his skills as an astrophotographer building his telescope observatory in 2009. Please visit the “Astrophotography” part of this page to see some of the astrophotos.
Rob has an M.Sc. in Bio-resource Engineering is a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) registered with APEGA in Alberta with specialties in renewable energy, green buildings, agriculture equipment, electronics design and adult education. His experience in electronics design allowed him to design and build audio processing equipment, guitar pedals and the unique studio microphones he uses.