Bobby Bare, Jr. Duo
- Rock Creek Tavern |
- Wednesday, December 5, 2012
- 7 p.m. |
- Free |
- All ages until 10 p.m.
About Bobby Bare, Jr. Duo
Many of you will remember Bobby Bare Jr.’s amazing run on our Great Northwest Music Tour last year, and since then Bobby has played a variety of our venues, tearing down the house every time. We’re tickled to host him again, this time for three shows in three days, in three different venues. Come and join the fun!
"What's most remarkable about Bare's songs is how effortlessly catchy they are...The only real curiosity about Bare's career to date is that he hasn't yet become a big name in modern rock--the kind of artist whose every album is awaited with the eager anticipation that greets the latest from Spoon or the Shins." -Nashville Scene
With a big-as-the-room persona, an ability to rock the doors off the most jaded of clubs, the heart to hold a room completely still with just his guitar, and a genius for arrangement, Bobby Bare, Jr. and his band of merry makers are one of the most unique bands around. They are adept at abandoning common sense in favor of laying themselves at the feet of a rambunctious, freewheeling, and unfettered and unhinged muse.
In the late '90s, Bare, Jr. fronted the boss hog rock band, Bare Jr. With their two records, Boo-tay and Brainwasher, they memorably rocked out on a Nirvana-on-Skynryd-not-Sabbath groove, more indebted to the homebrew than "The Other H." These days he keeps himself even busier by appearing on albums by indie rock heroes like the Silver Jews and Frank Black and My Morning Jacket.
Few musicians 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.
"Bare works the audience like a carnival barker who also happens to write tender, honest songs that move the room to awed silence. Do not miss the opportunity to catch the healing power of this band live, who will put a smile on your face and drink one with you after the show." – Upstate Link