Welcome to Small World Records

Welcome to music done local.

After 20 years on the road with Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers, a lifetime career crafting projects in the studio for musicians near and far, and countless gigs of many descriptions, I'm home.

And like a rocking house party is better than sitting around on the couch, home means a place for my own projects as well as those of the stellar friends and neighbors that have come through my musical life and my studio.

Small World Records is a gathering point for a web of interrelated records. Quality and depth, authenticity and innovation are what you will find here. For Small World Records, content is king. Records are available as CDs, for the audiophiles among us, as well as download. Vinyl may be in our future.

I am always on the lookout for new projects, collaborations and collaborators; to make the house party into a block party. Browse, listen, and contact me if so inspired.

Local music is like local food — a fresh, unique flavor and good for the spirit.

We've included all the tracks from each cd in our music players for you to listen to and enjoy free of charge!
We do of course encourage and ask you to go to our links and buy the music if you like it. Of course it's a labor that we love, but please help support independent and local music!

Thanks for visiting,
Bobby Read










Charlottesville, va..