Robbie Schaefer is a musician, storyteller, and playwright devoted to art as activism.
He is the guitarist and songwriter for the indie folk band Eddie From Ohio (150,000 cd’s sold and winners of 7 Washington Area Music Awards), and has released several solo albums, including his most recent, 2014′s Ruby.
He is also the founder of OneVoice, an international non-profit devoted to uniting and empowering youth through music and the creative arts. The organization has on-going projects in Tanzania, Nicaragua, India, and Pikpa refugee camp in Lesvos, Greece.
Robbie served as on-air host and Music Director at Sirius XM Satellite Radio’s Kids Place Live from 2007-2012, and in 2012 and 2016 presented TEDx Youth talks in Boulogne-Billancourt (Paris), France.
His first work for musical theater, LIGHT YEARS, will premiere at the Signature Theatre (Arlington, VA) in February, 2018.
Born out of a deep desire to serve the world through his art and inextricably linked to his own creative and spiritual exploration, Robbie’s work continues in service of his core mission as an artist: to cultivate and illuminate the creative spark that is the essence of every human being. Also, he really loves olives. Like, a lot.
Thompson guitars inlay designer, Simon Haycraft, created an Olive Branch inlay for Robbie’s guitar’s headstock. See detail photos.