Posted August, 20
By Lesley Keller
(...) Bobby definitely kept the crowd in good spirits once he took the stage at about 11pm. With his hair still covering his eyes as it was all those years ago, but with a ton more confidence, Long launched into his first song without any hesitation, his gravelly voice enhancing the emotion and lyrics of his songs. I’ve seen Bobby play with a band many times before, but here he was solo, letting his skilled fingerpicking take center stage.
If there’s one thing you absolutely need to know about Bobby Long, it’s that he’s an expert storyteller. His songwriting is something that is quite rare to find these days, and what ultimately kept me following his career for so many years. You can also say he’s an expert storyteller in the form of crowd banter as well. Bobby consistently tells the funniest stories on stage that I’ve heard get genuine, doubled-over laughter from the crowd. Be it a story about how he wants to kill his sister’s ex husband which led into a song fittingly called “Kill Someone”, or if it’s about nothing in particular, Bobby has a quick wit that his absolutely unmatched. It truly helps makes his shows a MUST SEE.
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