A collection of roots rockin' Americana tunes.
Bob's follow up to 2012's "Come On In", brings 12 roots based tunes with tales of trailer park love and today's hard times, using retrospective story telling spiced with slippery slide guitar and in the pocket Americana grooves
Bluesman Johnny Adams sang, " It's kinda hard sometimes to tell the real from the fake - you don't know what's shakin', till you give it a shake." In a musical world made up of carefully posed personas and and well crafted branding, Bob's music stands out as honest to the core, standing close to the Ray Wylie Hubbard, Steve Earl, Tony Joe White camp. Bob lives on a dirt road, heats with wood, feeds the chickens , makes his electricity from the sun, and writes songs about cats eating snakes, girls dancing on tables, picking yourelf up by your bootstraps, being a family disgrace, hard times, lovin' your darlin', hittin' the road, and feelin' good about things that you used to feel bad about. Call it real. Call it authentic.
Bob's "New Century Folk", is a shot of country and blues, with a folksum chaser.
The theme is that of life's ups and downs. Hard times mixed with those of a peaceful love. Bob embraces the New Century Folk genre with his release of "Come On In", a collection of 14 new Americana tracks. From the opening low-fi moments of the bottleneck blues based "Hurtin", to the jazz rhythm of the politically charged anthem "When the Water Ain't Water", he sings of hope with "Come On In', "Workin' On A Dream" and "Makin' It" and then on to the reality of nowhere to turn , with "Can't Win For Losin" (featuring blues guitarist Sunny Paul) and "Ain't Got the Means" (with pedal steel work by Jimmy "Steel" Duvall). Bob's guitar and vocals are also supported by multi instrumentalist Joe Dady, adding his mandolin, fiddle and harmonica to ten of the albums tracks. Session drummer Matt Rammerman's percussion moves the groove on each song and is matched with a variety of bass players, including Gary Holt and Skip Bunce.