BOOT & SADDLE

1131 S. Broad Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Bobby Bare Jr. (Record Release Show!)

Bobby Bare Jr. (Record Release Show!)

Cory Branan

Fri, April 18, 2014

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

The Boot & Saddle

Philadelphia, PA

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

Bobby Bare Jr.
Bobby Bare Jr.
BOBBY BARE JR'S QUICK FACTS

- has a degree in psychology from the UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE

- made 2 albums for Immortal Records with his band BARE JR. one for sony records in 1998 and one for virgin records in 2001

- releasing a 7 song EP of songs by the bands BREAD and/or AMERICA called "THE AMERICAN BREAD EP" on aug 11th 2009

- born raised and still lives in Nashville, TN

- VERY afraid of elves

- has 2 children - one boy one girl

- nominated for a grammy at the age of 6 years old for a duet with his dad called "daddy what if"-written by Shel Silverstein

- that year the grammy for country duet went to THE POINTER SISTERS

- believes that blue is a flavor and not a color nor a feeling

- has made 3 albums and 1 ep for BLOODSHOT RECORDS since 2003

- co-produced his dad's last record THE MOON WAS BLUE in 2006

- grew up in HENDERSONVILLE, TN with George Jones and Tammy Wynette as his next door neighbors

- recorded his last album "THE LONGEST MEOW" in 1 day - 11 songs 11 people, 11 hours (there were a couple of overdubs during mixing)

- is only making music in the hopes of getting one step closer to his ultimate dream of being STEVEN PATRICK MORRISSEY'S personal bicycle mechanic

- has toured with DR. DOG, THE WALKMEN, THE DECEMBERISTS, THE BLACK CROWES, BOB DYLAN, AREOSMITH, MY MORNING JACKET, CENTRO-MATIC, THE BOTTLE ROCKETS, THE DRIVE BY TRUCKERS, ANDREW BIRD, and THE OLD 97's

- has been romantically linked to the BOB'S BIG BOY boy

- has played BONNAROO, SASQUATCH and AUSTIN CITY LIMITS FESTIVAL

- in June of 2007 Bobby was asked by a casting company to audition for the role of "Shrek" for "Shrek the Musical" on Broadway

- is on HOUSTON PARTY RECORDS in spain and HAZELWOOD RECORDS in germany

- did a family album of all SHEL SILVERSTEIN songs called "SINGIN' IN THE KITCHEN" in 1975

- can NOT speak mandrin chinese

- wrote with and had all his songs critiqued by SHEL SILVERSTEIN till Shel passed on in may of 1999

- sang on the song "getting back into you" on THE SILVER JEWS album "TANGLEWOOD NUMBERS"

- sang on the song "riding" on WILL OLDHAM's album "bonnie prince billie sings Greatest Palace Music"
Cory Branan
Cory Branan
ADIOS is Cory Branan’s death record. Not the cheeriest of openings, but like all of Branan’s mercurial work, it’s probably not what you think. As funny and defiant as it is touching and sad, this self-dubbed “loser’s survival kit” doesn’t spare its subjects or the listener.

Not even Branan’s deceased father is let off the hook. In the tender homage “The Vow” he drolly cites his father’s favorite banality “that’s what you get for thinking” as “probably not the best lesson for kids.” For most songwriters that would be the punchline but Branan pushes through words and, in his father’s actions, finds a kind of “genius in the effortless way he just ‘did’.”

Not all the death on ADIOS is literal mortality. “Imogene” is sung from the wreckage of a love that once “poked fun at the pain, stoked the sun in the rain” but ends with the urgent call to “act on the embers, ash won’t remember the way back to fire.”

The trademark lyrical agility is mirrored sonically. Never a genre loyalist, ADIOS finds Branan (much like his musically restless heroes Elvis Costello and Tom Waits) coloring outside the lines in sometimes startling shades of fuzz and twang. While unafraid to play it arrow-straight when called for (“The Vow,” “Equinox,” “Don’t Go”), ADIOS veers wildly from the Buddy Holly-esque rave up “I Only Know” (sung with punk notables Laura Jane Grace and Dave Hause), through the swampy “Walls, MS” to the Costello-like new wave of “Visiting Hours.”

The blistering punk of “Another Nightmare in America” bops along daring listeners to “Look away, look away, move along, nothing to see here” (the song is written from the point of view of a racist killer cop). And as the mourning singer on “Cold Blue Moonlight” shifts from paralysis to panic, the song’s jazzy drone shifts to an almost Sabbath fury. The tonal shifts are always deliberate and not just simple genre hopping; while the turns can be jarring you can trust Branan to take you somewhere unexpected.

The 14-song album was self-produced and recorded in the spring of 2016 at Tweed Studios in Oxford, MS with a tight three piece: Branan on lead vocals and guitar (both electric and acoustic); Robbie Crowell (formerly of Deer Tick) on drums and percussion, keys, and horns; and James “Haggs” Haggerty on bass. Additionally, Amanda Shires contributes on fiddle and vocals, and Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! and Dave Hause provide guest vocals.

Cory Branan has four previous full-length releases: The Hell You Say (2002, Madjack Records), 12 Songs (2006, Madjack), Mutt (2012, Bloodshot Records), and The No-Hit Wonder (2014, Bloodshot). His music has received critical praise from the likes of Rolling Stone and Rolling Stone Country, NPR All Things Considered, Noisey, Wall Street Journal, Paste Magazine, Oxford American, Consequence of Sound, Southern Living, and many others.
Venue Information:
The Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147
http://www.bootandsaddlephilly.com