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By Tom Lanham
Posted on July 18, 2012
British Gothic-folk guitarist Bobby Long is justifiably excited these days. He co-composed “Let Me Sign,” which his actor friend Robert Pattinson sang on the “Twilight” soundtrack. More recently, he moved to New York City, and issued two recordings, “A Winter Tale” and “The Backing Singer EP,” on ATO. He also just wrapped a new fall-slated disc with producer Ted Hutt, featuring bluesy originals such as “Devil Moon,” “Waiting for Dawn” and “Blood in the Orchard.” “It’s a lot heavier — I’m playing electric guitar on every track,” he says. He has another ace up his sleeve: “Losing My Brotherhood,” his first book of poetry, was just published.
How did a poetry project occur to you?
About a year ago, I was on tour for six months straight with my last album, and I wasn’t quite ready to write the new one. I found it really hard writing things on the road, but I wanted to do some kind of writing, so I just decided to go into it. So then I worked out what I wanted to do — if I could write 120 poems I was happy with, I could push forward with it, really.
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