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.
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”.
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.
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).
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.
The smoke added to the atmosphere in The Fallout Shelter.
Posted on October 5, 2015, in concert photos, concert reviews, music, Uncategorized and tagged Bobby Long, boston, concert photos, concert review, contemporary folk music, Extended Play Sessions, music, singer-songwriter, The Fallout Shelter. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.
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