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Bobby Long Brainstorms Back to His Acoustic Roots 

NewHamphire.com
By Rob Levey
Posted March 25, 2015

With the forthcoming “Ode to Thinking,” recorded during a two-week period last fall at Hallman’s Congress House Studios in Austin, Bobby Long returns to his musical roots — something he describes simply as “a guy and his guitar.” The collection of 11 original songs suggests the intimacy of his live shows, while the subject matter reflects a more philosophical exploration of life.

“It’s not political, though,” said Long, who will play The Music Hall Loft in Portsmouth Friday night. “It’s more a reference to getting a little bit older and taking more of an interest in my surroundings. I found myself writing songs about things that frustrate me in society and our culture ... It’s more about my personal journey and taking more consideration about what’s happening around me and abroad.”

As for how this album musically differs from his previous work, he noted it is completely acoustic as opposed to the more rock-oriented “Wishbone” and its electric sound or “A Winter’s Tale,” which featured a mixture of electric and acoustic fare.

“It’s more song-based, Long said of “Ode to Thinking.” “It’s inspired by singer-songwriters like Randy Newman and others.

“The songwriting

process is pretty quick for me,” he added. “The lyrics and music are instantaneous for me. I either get it or I don’t.”

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Bobby Long Opening for Steve Winwood  

Exciting news, Bobby Long has been slated to be the opener for legendary musician Steve Winwood at the Capitol Theater in Port Chester, NY on Saturday, April 25th. The show is sold out currently, although tickets could be released closer to the day of the show, if Bobby's fans would like to attend. Bobby has previously toured with Steve Winwood on several shows in the past. A link to tickets is listed below, and we will keep you updated if something becomes available.


 

Bobby Long Live Stream Club Passim 

As you know Bobby will be performing at Club Passim in Boston on March 28th. The last time Bobby performed at the club, there was a live stream made available on the club's website through Concert Window. This was exciting for all of Bobby's fans that were not in the Boston area and unable to attend. If you were one of the lucky ones to watch the stream, we were all treated to a great show right in the comfort of our own homes, and for a minimal cost. Everyone who was online was able to communicate with Bobby via the Concert Window stream, give shout outs, song requests etc... Bobby loved it as well.

This time around Club Passim will again be broadcasting Bobby's concert live through Concert Window. The link is now up and running,so that those who would like to get the chance to see Bobby play live that night. All you have to do is firstly set up an account with Concert Window. Secondly, pay for your viewing, suggested amount would be the price of the concert ticket. Although, it can be more or whatever you can give. Third, be signed in before 8:45pm east coast time, as Bobby is scheduled to take the stage at 8:45pm. Last but not least join us in the chatroom, and be ready to tip!! Everything that is paid for viewing, and tipping Bobby will get a percentage of money taken in for the live stream. We have included the link to the live stream below. If you have questions, please ask ahead of time so we can accommodate your answers.

Note: The club no longer has a moderator watching the chat room. If you have song requests you can either tweet Bobby directly on his twitter account, you you can email us here at webmaster@musicbobbylong.com with a song you would like to hear Bobby perform, on or before March 26th. We will make sure the requests get to Bobby. Requests are not guaranteed to be played.

WFPK Bobby Long Replay 

Did you miss hearing the Interview and/performance with Bobby on WFPK recently? It was one of the best interview's we've heard from Bobby this year. If you were unable to tune in on the day of the interview, have no fear the interview is now posted on Soundcloud. Please click on the link below to listen in.

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Bobby Long on WFPK Louisville 

This afternoon Bobby will be sitting down with 91.9 WFPK Radio's Kyle Meredith, to discuss his new album "Ode to Thinking" and show the same evening with Communion Music at Zanzabar's in Louisville. Tune in LIVE at 2:00pm EST. to listen to the interview and hear Bobby play a song or two.


 

A familiar face on The Night Shift... 

Do we have any Night Shift show fans? In case you missed it, our very own Bobby showed up in a scene or two during the show. We have two screen captures, showing a familiar poster in the background.

Bobby Long on XPN Afternoons with Dan Reed 

Wednesday, March 4 at 6:00pm est, Bobby will be joining radio DJ Dan Reed of WXPN radio in Philadelphia. This will be broadcast live, and Bobby may have a surprise for everyone. Please make sure to tune in, the link is listed below.

GET OUT YOUR CRAYONS! IT'S A POSTER CONTEST! 

Bobby Long Pledge Music
By Bobby Long
Posted February 18, 2015
 
The new album will be called “Ode to Thinking.” It’s named after the song which many of you have heard live. So what do that title and the song’s lyrics mean to you? I thought it would be fun for you to give that some thought to that and come up with your own idea for an “Ode to Thinking” poster.  I’ve posted the lyrics to the song on www.bobbylong.info in case you need some added inspiration.

I know it’s not fair, but I get to be the judge, and maybe I’ll take parts of one or more posters to make the one I like the most. We will use the poster for shows on the upcoming tour. The winner(s) will get a credit on the poster, and when we print some up, I will sign one especially for you and send it to you. No other rules other than the work has to be totally your own; not copied from a book or a museum or somewhere else unless, of course, you have permission.

Please email your submission(s) to tdmsongsentertainment@gmail.com Deadline for submitting your poster is Friday, March 20, 2015

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Bobby Long Performs with Communion Music 

Bobby will be performing with Communion Music for the first time with three upcoming shows. Tickets for all shows are now on sale, and expect them to sell quickly as this is a Communion event. You can access the tickets by clicking on the event poster of your choice. Please make sure to share and get the word out.



















New Shows Added for April 

Bobby will be returning to the Mid-West with two new shows, Wednesday, April 1st at "Space" in Evanston, IL just outside of Chicago. As well as a brand new show on Thursday, April 2nd at "Cafe Carpe" in Ft. Atkinson, WI. Tickets for both shows are now available by selecting the links below. As a side note, tickets for Cafe Carpe are available by calling the venue directly to reserve at 920-563-9391.

2/10/15 UPDATES for the Cafe Carpe show. Tickets are limited, in order to reserve your space you must call the club in advance at the number listed above. The club is accepting payment by checks only in advance. This will be the best way to secure your actual seats. If you plan to only come on the day of show to pay cash, the club will not be able to guarantee your seating. Please don't hesitate and make your reservations today. This will be a unique and special event for those who attend, don't miss your chance.











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  • Crystal Barajas

    Crystal Barajas Louisville, KY

    Just booked a spontaneous trip to NYC with my sister in law and hoping you book a show for the weekend we are there 2/26-3/1. It's on my bucket list to see you in NYC!
    Just booked a spontaneous trip to NYC with my sister in law and hoping you book a show for the weekend we are there 2/26-3/1. It's on my bucket list to see you in NYC!
  • Jan

    Jan Toronto

    hope you're back in Toronto soon! Missed the last show....
    hope you're back in Toronto soon! Missed the last show....
  • Jennifer

    Jennifer Kentucky

    Bobby, I look forward to seeing you in Nashville and I'm excited for the album release! Best wishes and God speed to you sweetheart!
    Bobby, I look forward to seeing you in Nashville and I'm excited for the album release! Best wishes and God speed to you sweetheart!
  • Tonia

    Tonia Portland,Me USA

    Also you were so right about Rodrigo Y Gabriela. I'm now obsessed. Great show @ The State Theatre in Portland Maine. Hope you come back soon.
    Also you were so right about Rodrigo Y Gabriela. I'm now obsessed. Great show @ The State Theatre in Portland Maine. Hope you come back soon.
  • Tonia

    Tonia Portland,Me USA

    I spend far too much time searching YouTube with great hope that the fan somewhere has captured a new song. Too my delight I came a crossed Wishes. Love it. Hope it makes the cut for the new album. Can't wait.
    I spend far too much time searching YouTube with great hope that the fan somewhere has captured a new song. Too my delight I came a crossed Wishes. Love it. Hope it makes the cut for the new album. Can't wait.
  • mel

    mel still in southeast asia

    merry christmas, bobby thanks so much for the christmas song. it's lovely. looking forward to new music from you in the new year and hoping this is the year i finally get to see you again. it's been nearly 3 years! peace- xx
    merry christmas, bobby
    thanks so much for the christmas song. it's lovely. looking forward to new music from you in the new year and hoping this is the year i finally get to see you again. it's been nearly 3 years! peace-
    xx
  • EmmersIsHere

    EmmersIsHere Australia!

    Merry Christmas and a joyful New Year to Bobby Long and everyone! Thanks for the music, the Christmas song is great! When are you comming back to Aus? We promise not to mention the Ashes... much. Cheers!
    Merry Christmas and a joyful New Year to Bobby Long and everyone! Thanks for the music, the Christmas song is great! When are you comming back to Aus? We promise not to mention the Ashes... much. Cheers!
  • mel

    mel southeast asia, baby!

    would be so very merry if bobby covered another holiday song. that was so fun last year. it wouldn't need to be a whole poll thing since everyone is so busy. he could just pick one that he likes, cos we know he knows them all already! x
    would be so very merry if bobby covered another holiday song. that was so fun last year. it wouldn't need to be a whole poll thing since everyone is so busy. he could just pick one that he likes, cos we know he knows them all already! x
  • Rebecca

    Rebecca Ky.

    I just wanted to say thanks to all of the awesome work that goes into creating this site. Due to limited funds and traveling expenses I haven't been able to attend any recent events. I have been a fan of Bobby's for quite sometime. I love to come here and catch up on recent events.This site always makes me smile! Great work to whomever deserves the credit! P.s. Get some rest Bobby! You are only human x. :)
    I just wanted to say thanks to all of the awesome work that goes into creating this site. Due to limited funds and traveling expenses I haven't been able to attend any recent events. I have been a fan of Bobby's for quite sometime. I love to come here and catch up on recent events.This site always makes me smile! Great work to whomever deserves the credit! P.s. Get some rest Bobby! You are only human x. smile
  • Laurie'siana'

    Laurie'siana' NOLA

    Lookin' forward to hittin' up THREE gigs in August: B'Ham, Houston, AND Los Angeles!! Seeing him in Nashville in April just wasn't enough for me. He's just THAT damn good!
    Lookin' forward to hittin' up THREE gigs in August: B'Ham, Houston, AND Los Angeles!! Seeing him in Nashville in April just wasn't enough for me. He's just THAT damn good!
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