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
Throughout his decade-and-a-half-long career, Cory Branan has been too punk for country, too country for punk, too Memphis for Nashville, and probably a little too Cory Branan for anyone’s damn good. He has proven himself as a top-notch songwriter (Chuck Ragan recently called him “the greatest songwriter of our generation”), fierce lyricist (in Lucero’s “Tears Don’t Matter Much” they sing that Cory has, “a way with words that’ll bring you to your knees”), and a hyperdynamic performer with the ability to fingerpick finer than ‘60s Greenwich Village folkies and brutally strum like a proto punk shredder. Across three albums, he’s made collective struggles poetic and breakthroughs into sympathetic acts of populist heroism.

Cory Branan is a natural-born storyteller, his seemingly conversational, painstakingly crafted anecdotes benefitting from a hard-eyed stare at hydra-headed life experiences. Not unlike his musical and literary pedestal sitters, from John Prine and Leonard Cohen to Raymond Carver and Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Cory's gift for detail and phrase-turning is a thing of wonder.

Cory has a well-documented history with groups like former label mates Lucero, musicians of his ilk who trend toward the rawer end of roots music (The Loved Ones' Dave Hause, Chuck Ragan, The Hold Steady, The Gaslight Anthem, Two Cow Garage, Drag the River's Jon Snodgrass), and rock stars like Chris Carrabba (Dashboard Confessional), who has covered Cory's gorgeous "Tall Green Grass" and been a reoccurring tour mate.

Never one to shy away from an itinerary of non-stop cross-country shows, Cory possesses a unique performance style that enables him to gravelly sing a coy double entendre in one ear of the audience, while yelling the most beautiful love song into the other.
Venue Information:
The Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147
http://www.bootandsaddlephilly.com