Ruby, 2014
produced by Jake Armerding

Recorded over four days in a 19th-century stone farmhouse in Leesburg, VA, Ruby presents 10 new original songs, a whole lotta love, and at least one barking dog. Some of the songs on the album, including “No More Goodbyes”, “By Your Side”, and “Ring the Bell”, have been performed in recent years by Robbie’s folk-rock alter ego, Eddie From Ohio, while others, such as “Home”, were still being written as they were recorded. Robbie calls Ruby, “a cycle of heart-songs, about not just falling in love, but being in love with myself, my wife, and life in all its fullness”. If you didn’t just roll your eyes, this album is probably for you. If you did roll your eyes, you’re a little dead inside. If you just put your hand to your heart and made a small sound, you should probably buy 10.

In The Flesh, 2004

Produced by Billy Wolf and Robbie Schaefer

In The Flesh was recorded live at Jammin’ Java in Vienna, VA over the course of two nights in December, 2003. It includes several songs that would eventually make their way on to Eddie From Ohio recordings, as well as songs such as “Back Beat”, “Holy Land”, and a few re-imagined covers: Don McLean’s “Vincent”, the Police’s “Message in a Bottle”, and John Hiatt’s “Feels Like Rain”.

You Are Beautiful (feat. Secret Agent 23 Skidoo), 2014

Produced by Jamie Christopherson, Stuart Martin, and Robbie Schaefer

The full-length version of You Are Beautiful! Originally written and recorded by Robbie Schaefer for the OneVoice campaign of the same name, the song features appearances by Secret Agent 23 Skidoo as well as the Foster Elementary School Choir (Education Through Music–LA) from Compton in Los Angeles, CA.

LaLa Love, digital single, 2012

Produced by Robbie Schaefer and Daniel Schwartz

Want to know Robbie’s favorite song? LaLa Love is it. Robbie wrote LaLa Love a few months after returning from Tanzania for the first time. He was so moved by his profound experience there and the power of children’s voices to affect change in the world, that the song seemed to burst forth from him and has had a life of its own ever since. Sung with children on multiple continents, rearranged for a cappella choirs, and most recently performed on stage with Jason Mraz, Sara Bareilles, Chris Stills, Raining Jane, and 200 beautiful kids at Live Art: SOUL in Richmond, VA, the song continues to breathe life into hearts everywhere.

Strange and Lovely World, 2008

Produced by John Jennings

Strange and Lovely World marked Robbie’s first solo studio project in over15 years. Featuring songs such as “Monroe, OH”, “Leon Going Down”, and “Carolina”, produced by multi-instrumentalist John Jennings (Mary-Chapin Carpenter; Catie Curtis; John Gorka), and with guest appearances from Ellis Paul and Red Molly, Strange and Lovely World, in the words of Washington Post, has all the heart of EFO but strips away the rock tones. What’s left is something akin to Schaefer unplugged, and that’s a lovely sound . . . Keep the faith, Robbie, you strike all the right chords”.

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