Main Areas: Maintaining a positive attitude, inspirational author & speaker, singer/songwriter
Best Sellers: Still Singing, Somehow - Still Singing, Somehow... The Songs - Still Singing, Somehow CD
Career Focus: Author, singer/songwriter
Affiliation: North American Booksellers Exchange
Singer/songwriter Rob Rideout is the inspirational author of the award winning book Still Singing, Somehow and lives on a farm with his three cats Baba, Maya and Olive overlooking Colville, WA. Rob has lived many lifetimes and lifestyles in one incarnation.
He has experienced foreign travel in nineteen countries, lived over a decade in the woods on 12 volts, played music professionally for twenty-eight years, has chanted bhajans three decades, attended India's Kumbha Mela festival with ten million holy men, and managed to survive and keep a positive attitude through two divorces, death of his sister, mother and father, house fire, tragic accidents, overcoming alcoholism and finally prison for a felony DUI. However, Rob used his prison time wisely to get well and write his story for his son, which seven years later with many re-writes became his book.
After all he has been through, he sees a positive way to look at every moment, no matter what is happening. The choice is always ours to make.
Rob recently published a second book of poetry, based on his song lyrics entitled Still Singing, Somehow - The Songs. He has a CD of nearly thirty years worth of original songs due for release spring of 2011. These songs accompany his memoir, an odyssey of one soul's karma.