Bobby Long Is A Masterful Storyteller

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.

Bobby Long

Bobby Long

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”.

Bobby Long

Bobby Long

His songs are not trying to change the world, as he mostly writes from an extremely personal perspective. Yet I think in some way his songs could change one person’s world; someone who feels down and alone might listen to these songs and realize that all is not darkness.

Bobby Long

Bobby Long

There is something hopeful in Bobby’s songs, at least the way they speak to me (I am referring only to his new album as I am not familiar with his older music).

Bobby Long

Bobby Long

For some reason, I am finding it hard to write about this show even as I listen to Bobby’s music. I loved the show and think I will let the photos speak for me.

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Bobby Long

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Bobby Long

Bobby Long

The smoke added to the atmosphere in The Fallout Shelter.

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About suze72

I've loved the arts all my life... I go to a lot of concerts, take lots of photos and want to share them. Every once in a while I do something other than a concert, too. The Boston area is full of opportunities to indulge my passion - I'd like to help make it yours too!

Posted on October 5, 2015, in concert photos, concert reviews, music, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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