Bobby Bare Jr. & Son Volt Tour

Bobby Bare Jr. Announces Tour with Son Volt in April
The Longest Meow In Stores Now

Bobby Bare Jr.
2007 was a triumphant year for Bobby Bare Jr., finding him hitting the road with Lucero and The Slip, performing a surprise set at Portland's Musicfest that featured members of The Decemberists as his backing band, and riding high from his critically-acclaimed Bloodshot release The Longest Meow. 2008 is shaping up to be just as promising, with upcoming April dates supporting Son Volt, SXSW shows confirmed and studio plans in the works.

Disarmingly charming, foolishly romantic and unapologetically thunderous when needed, The Longest Meow lays bare (sorry about that) Bobby's willingness to do anything to get the girl, even if we all know it'll somehow end badly. From dynamic atmospherics and psychedelic melancholy to pulsing T. Rex glam boogie and down and dirty southern rock, Bobby fearlessly wears his heart on his stained and sweaty shirtsleeve.

Few that we have found can combine humor, pain, and anger in such an effortlessly well-crafted manner. If encountered in public, beware: Bobby is a big, gregarious, good-natured fellow who will giddily talk music (from the Smiths to Roger Miller to Metallica to Dolly Parton--sometimes in one breath) until the bartender is tossing you both out.

Bobby Bare Jr. Tour Dates
03/07/08 Fri Grey Eagle Asheville, NC (w/ Lucero)
03/08/08 Sat Star Bar Atlanta, GA
03/11/08 Tue Aardvark Ft. Worth, TX
03/12/08 Wed Casbeers San Antonio, TX
03/14/08 Fri Yard Dog Folk Art Gallery Austin, TX

Supporting Son Volt

04/09/08 Wed Headliners Music Hall Louisville, KY
04/10/08 Thu Exit/In Nashville, TN
04/11/08 Fri Variety Playhouse Atlanta, GA
04/12/08 Sat Beta Bar Tallahassee, FL
04/13/08 Sun WorkPlay Birmingham, AL
04/15/08 Tue Tipitina's Uptown New Orleans, LA
04/16/08 Wed Continental Club Houston, TX
04/17/08 Thu Antone's Austin, TX
04/18/08 Fri Gruene Hall New Braunfels, TX
04/19/08 Sat Main Street Arts Festival Fort Worth, TX
04/22/08 Tue Bijou Theatre Knoxville, TN
04/23/08 Wed Visulite Theatre Charlotte, NC
04/24/08 Thu Lincoln Theatre Raleigh, NC
04/25/08 Fri 9:30 Club Washington, DC
04/26/08 Sat The Trocadero Philadelphia, PA

[Published on: 2/22/08]

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MaseBase starstarstarstarstar Fri 2/22/2008 10:15AM
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OH Snap!! I can't believe there's no left coast love! I am dying to see Bobby Bare...

1radioheader starstarstarstar Fri 2/22/2008 11:13AM
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Neat. .. an asheville show at the eagle, probably won't be more than a 10 spot. .. .. im goin' for that chemical in my brain snap. . . . .

gravywang Fri 2/22/2008 11:38AM
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curtbraski starstarstarstarstar Fri 2/22/2008 11:53AM
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son volt at tips hellz yes!

Chaloupka starstarstar Fri 2/22/2008 12:35PM
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Cool, but I wish the Son Volt bill was coming to Denver.

FreeHawk Fri 2/22/2008 12:59PM
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damn I need to move.

HoodooVoodoo starstarstarstarstar Sat 2/23/2008 03:03PM
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If Jeff Jweedy were to fight Jay Farrar in the Octagon, who do you hippies think would win?