Robi Polgar: Singer-Songwriter, Musician; Austin, TX; photo by M. Arthur

I always have a song inside me. I don't mean the ones I write. I mean I can hear music playing in my head all the time, and there's no way to turn it off. This could drive lesser mortals mad, but I've survived and tap into this never-ending inner soundscape to fuel my Friday residency at the Butterfly Bar (see below), as well as two arse-kicking bands: The Late Joys and The Study Session.

My musical stylings owe a lot to the sounds of various British Invasions — from the 1960s to the post-punk era — acts like the Beatles, the Kinks, Pink Floyd, Elvis Costello, The Jam, Billy Bragg, Squeeze, Pretenders, Blondie and The Clash, as well as melodic American acts like REM, X, Phil Ochs and Simon and Garfunkel, with a hint of The Replacements thrown in somewhere, sloppily!

I write songs that range in subject matter from social justice, liberty and equality to matters of life and death and, yes, I dare utter it, love.

Book Me to Play at Your Next Event!

Do you have an upcoming event you'd like to spice up with a little live music? I'll come to you and play your living room, your back yard, your driveway — heck, I may even twist by the pool. I’ve got the songs, the banter and all the gear required to add a dash of "Live Music Capital of the World" to your party.

CLICK HERE for information on how to book me to play your next fete.

Robi’s Online Song Menu

Are you planning to attend an upcoming show? (Are you at one right now?)

CLICK HERE to order a song from my Song Menu.


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Friday Happy Hours at the Butterfly Bar

You can find me strumming and warbling in the yard at the Vortex almost every Friday evening, playing songs new and old, originals and covers. Sometimes I drag a friend or two up there to play with me.

When: Fridays: 6pm – 8pm

Where: The Yard at the Vortex/Butterfly Bar
2307 Manor Road, Austin, TX 78722 [ map ]

All ages, no cover


Are you sitting at the Butterfly Bar right now?

CLICK HERE to order a song from my Song Menu and I'll play it for you, live!


Upcoming Shows

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SONGS — Stream, Download, Share

Haymarket Rain

A true story.

She Doesn't Care About You — The Study Session

A Couple of Late Joys EPs

Everybody's Going Away (2009)

A Pretty Little One (2008)

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FOR SALE — Stuff!!!

Coming soon! For reals!

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