By Dennis Russo
Posted October 12, 2015
ODE TO THINKING is the newest album from British singer/songwriter/guitarist Bobby Long comprised of eleven original songs, and produced by Mark Hallman.
Bobby hails from London and moved to New York in 2009. A product of the burgeoning English folk renaissance, it is easy to hear the influences of both the home of his birth and that of his home in New York.
I have been listening to a lot of “old school” rock of late, so listening to Mr. Long’s CD offered me a chance to sit back and
I found most of the songs very enjoyable and easy to listen to, and was really pleased by the way he made words fit together in a song tunefully that you don’t normally find in a song, but you do when someone is sitting down and talking to you; very skillfully done. He sings them very well, too, enunciating his lyrics very well (which, sadly, too few musicians do anymore).
There were a couple of songs that were a bit boring, where I found my mind wandering away from my
Personally I can't help but feel that New York itself helped forge him to write many of these songs, because I can visualize many of the emotions and events he sings about that are all around him in New York -- and that’s where I hear so much of Dylan and Simon in his song lyrics, and the way that he sings them.
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