Rob Flax & Round About

April 21, 2017

Rob Flax is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist, composer, and educator from Evanston, IL with a playful heart and an open mind. He has performed nationally and internationally with groups of many different styles, including opening for B.B. King and Tower of Power; collaborating with dancers and filmmakers (including work on the soundtrack of James Franco’s film As I Lay Dying); and working on several original projects. Rob is a recent graduate of the New England Conservatory (M.M. 2012 – Contemporary Improvisation, Music In Education) and a dance accompanist at the Boston Conservatory. He teaches both group and private lessons in the greater Boston area. Visit Rob’s website for mailing list signup, sounds, video, and more.

“He’s a master of bringing people together and making art out of nothing in a short amount of time.”
—Katy Boc, South Shore Living


Round About is an original Washington, D.C.-area pop/rock band that has been performing locally since 2010. Their melodic pop combines quirky, perceptive lyrics with catchy, upbeat melodies to create a unique and accessible sound. Both of their albums feature songs that earned awards from the Songwriters Association of Washington.

While Round About is typically a four-piece rock band, Patrick Garrity (rhythm guitar and vocals) and Aaron Lowenberger (lead guitar and vocals) are delighted to bring an acoustic duo format to Carroll Café. They are joined on piano, organ, and vocals by Mark Bower, a member of popular local acts The Walkaways and Wes Tucker & the Skillets.