BiographyGoodPaper of Rev. Robert Mortimer
Born and raised in the rich, fertile soil of the Mississippi Delta, Rob Mortimer bases his songs on personal experiences of heartache, love, and observations. Mortimer, a second generation funeral director, also enjoys the happier side of a bad situation; his music overflows with dynamic rhythms and pounding bottoms, while his sextronic lyrics are at times both humorous and thought provoking.
After 16 years of touring and recording with Good Paper, Mortimer begins a new project of performances that will burn you with hot steam from a catfish-pond-boiling-over and fresh broiled catfish and hushpuppies available for all to enjoy. With slick, tight funk to the depths of Otis Redding’s last breath, Rob Mortimer delivers post-sharecropping blues slammed into sensible popular cotton field rock, often resulting in loss of breath during live performances. Rob Mortimer's presence can be felt no matter where you are standing in the room.
Also, claiming attention is drumstatic stick man with a paper fetish, Ben Skelton. He will ease you in and upset you very shortly after that.
Jeffery "Mr. Mediterranean" Tonos of the guitar, has a degree in Jazz Performance for the University of Memphis and carries his Diploma to all events.
David Morgan of the bass and all seriousnes will keep your feet tapping.
Released in 2004, Mortimer first album, as Good Paper, "Peep", was recorded in a old funeral home next to a cemetery in Indianola, Mississippi. Composed of 11 original songs concerning the book of Revelations, Quentin Tarantino, and the hurt inflicted by women, “Peep” was well received by their extensive fan base. All songs written by Rob Mortimer.
Released in 2010, Mortimer Second Album, as Good Paper, "Our Stupid Selves", was recorded at Tweed Studios in Oxford, Mississippi. Composed of 10 Original Songs on a bluesy note dealing with good ole Mississippi Delta everyday life, heartache, and juke housing. All songs written by Rob Mortimer and composed by Rob Mortimer.
Mortimer's songwriting is influenced by “anybody with or without a message," according to Mortimer, naming Muddy Waters, Stevie Wonder, Tony Soprano, George Bush, Ben Harper, Sly & The Family Stone, John Mayer, John Scofield, past and present girlfriends, Abe Lincoln, Hernando Desoto, animated preacher men, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and James Brown as contributing factors to the evolution of his sound.