Rob Weddle hails from the Appalachian foothills of western Maryland, where he grew up listening to country-western, bluegrass, Methodist hymns, R&B, and classic and modern rock radio hits. After moving to Florida, Rob formed the band, Holidaysburg. The group toured regularly in the southeastern US and released an album. Rob appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show to participate in her first (and only) Karaoke Challenge. He was one of the final three, receiving glowing praise from Gladys Knight, Billy Ray Cyrus, Diane Warren, and songwriting duo Ashford & Simpson. Shortly after Oprah, Rob traded the humid Florida swamplands for the bright lights of Los Angeles. He is the bandleader and singer for The Flat Earth Society, a folk/bluegrass tribute to Southern California punk rock stalwarts, Bad Religion. He continues to write and arrange original music and performs a solo acoustic act in the Los Angeles area. Rob is in his second season with Metropolitan Master Chorale.