Check out Bobby Long from Wiltshire, England performing his song "Penance Fire Blues" from the 2011 album A Winter Tale. This live performance was filmed in Nashville, TN. New sessions every week! Subscribe to stay up to date on the latest OurVinyl: http://bit.ly/1FkkrKs
Bobby has been on tour in the U.S. for his latest record, Ode to Thinking since since August playing to veteran fans as well as brand new to his music. Now that the U.S. leg of his tour his over, he is venturing back to where it all started. Bobby kicked off his European leg of the tour in Zwolle, Netherlands on October 3rd, and will our throughout the month of October all through Austria, Denmark, Germany and a show in the Czech Republic. He will finish off the final leg of his European dates in his homeland in November.
MBL was on hand for his first show at Hedon in Zwolle, as well as Paradisio in Amsterdam. As reported the shows went over very well, and Bobby gained quite a bit of attention from fans who have supported Bobby throughout his career and brand new fans. MBL had an opportunity to capture several videos and bring share some of the songs he will be playing on tour. Tickets are still on sale for his shows throughout Germany, Austria and the final legs in England. Make sure to come out and show support and enjoy great music.
Below is his set list and videos from the show, please enjoy.
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Set List Zwolle 1. Ode to Thinking https://youtu.be/EcGgZ6tfGj8 2. Cold Hearted Lover of Mine 3. Treat Me Like a Stranger 4. Kill Someone 5. Who Have You Been Loving 6. These Boats 7. The Song the Kids Sing 8. Pretty Little Pennies https://youtu.be/9s7SLb428uc 9. Something Blue, Something Borrowed 10. I'm Not Going Out Tonight https://youtu.be/F5Nw7zJ3Auk 11. The Bounty of Mary Jane (per request) 12. That Little Place 13. Penance Fire Blues 14. Dead and Done (unplugged)
Set List Amsterdam 1. Ode to Thinking 2. Treat Me Like a Stranger 3. Who Have You Been Loving 4. Kill Someone 5. Help You Mend https://youtu.be/6qkrl2hhBGs 6. These Boats https://youtu.be/ZA-gWiw-kZ8 7. The Song the Kids Sing 8. I'm Not Going Out Tonight 9. Something Blue Something Borrowed 10. Pretty Little Pennies 11. The Bounty of Mary Jane (per request) 12. Hideaway https://youtu.be/tveuh2ymqhE 13. Penance Fire Blues 14. Dead and Done (unplugged) 15. That Little Place (Encore, per request)
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Suze Reviews the Blues By Suze Posted October 5, 2015
At the end of a 24-city US tour and mere days before embarking on a European tour, Bobby Long graced the stage at The Extended Play Sessions for an evening of songs that tell stories.
Touring on the heels of the release of his latest album, Ode to Thinking, Bobby has a voice that deserves to be heard. Most of the songs he played for us are a bit on the dark side, as he admitted during the interview, yet he does not appear to be a brooding person. Instead, I think his songs tell the stories of past relationships as in ‘Treat Me Like A Stranger’: “At least you told the truth/somewhere so low beneath/Hanging from the noose, the parts of me/Swinging underneath, somewhere so high above/Tied to the tree, the parts of me”.
Last Friday I received a text requesting me to come to the instore gig in Vanderveen. Bobby Long was going to play a few songs promoting his new album and the upcoming gigs. As it was a nice stop in between my way to the train station for an event later that afternoon I stopped by the store. Only to hear that gig would start a little later as Bobby got held up on his way to the store (he was coming in from Frankfurt I believe and that is quite a bit of a drive). No matter, only 15 to 20 minutes after the announced time Bobby did get up on the little stage in the store.
Bobby Long is a singer-songwriter, in the americana-folky style with a bit of a rough edge on his voice. I feld a very young Bruce Springsteen. There’s potential to a bit of rock in the songs. Bobby was playing solo now, however with band I think it will all burst out. There’s also a few good ballads there and as the store played the album after his concert I could hear my thought on the band being answered.
The Alternate Root By Bill Hurley Posted September 29, 2015
Bobby Long topped off his 24-city U.S. tour in support of his "Ode to Thinking" album by taping his first appearance on The Alternate Root TV program at the Fallout Shelter in Norwood, MA yesterday. Producer Bill Hurley said of him after the taping, which will air in December: He's a gem...very inspiring and well evolved and one of the best songwriters I've heard in years.
Little did he know, but when British folk-based artist Bobby Long first started writing a song called “Ode to Thinking,” it would end up as the title track of his third full album. After working on the next four songs, the singer-songwriter-guitarist noticed the project starting to gel and that “the whole record was a lot more personal than any record I have written.” A sturdy grouping of 11 original tunes, the finished product consistently delivers at a high level. Expect melodies led by strong acoustic guitar playing and often interesting lyrics delivered along with a solid voice that comes with an easy-to-listen-to rangy growl. The haunting and poignant song “Ode to Thinking,” for instance, focuses on his becoming more aware of the world’s social and political issues and includes the lyrics: “We’ve unchained a monster in an empty wishing well.” “The Song The Kids Sing” brings a tune that will resonate with many, as it spotlights fear. In this case, Long and his friends feared growing up in a small town with no promise and never being able to get out.
Then there’s “1985,” named after the artist’s birth year. Dealing with “real love,” much of its inspiration came from trying to write a song that John Lennon might pen, although in his humble manner Long said, “I obviously did not get anywhere near it.” That’s debatable. Long places Bob Dylan on his personal musical Mt. Rushmore. Noting Dylan’s body of work and his ability to “floor you with simplicity a lot of the time,” the musician strives to be his own artist, of course, but one aspect of the superstar’s style that he hopes to regularly emulate is “capturing the moment.” The talented British artist snags many a moment and does it with ease. The Ode concert tour stretches until November, with shows in Europe and the U.K. sandwiched between several U.S. gigs. Looks like Long reached one of his main goals to date and got out of his small town to see the world.
Der Singer-Songwriter Bobby Long kommt mit neuem Album auf Tour
(...) Mit Anfang 20 hatte BOBBY LONG Long bereits eine Tiefe und ausdrucksstarke Ehrlichkeit in seiner Musik und seinen Texten, sowie eine Reife und Stärke in der unvergleichlich rauchigen Stimme, dass er besonders echte Musikliebhaber von seiner einzigartigen Klasse überzeugen konnte.
Nun verfolgt der Brite BOBBY LONG, den es mittlerweile nach New York verschlagen hat und um den es nach dem Hype glücklicherweise ein wenig ruhiger geworden ist, mit der Veröffentlichung seines neuen Albums neue Ziele.
Mit seinem dritten Album „Ode To Thinking“ im Gepäck, welches er dank einer sehr erfolgreiche Crowdfunding Kampagne finanzierne konnte, kommt der 29jährige nach über zwei Jahren Abwesenheit nun endlich wieder nach Deutschland. BOBBY LONG live ist virtuoses Gitarrenspiel und die fesselnde Performance einer „alten Seele“ im Körper eines jungen Mannes, der musikalisch erwachsen geworden ist.
Was man dafür braucht? … eine Gitarre, robuste Songs und seine einzigartig traurige Stimme – genau das, was man sich für den nahenden Herbst bzw. Winter wünscht!