Bobby Bare, Jr. could’ve phoned in a career. He could’ve exploited the fact that he’s the son of iconic Country Music Hall of Famer Bobby Bare, was born into Nashville’s Music Row elite, and counted artists like Shel Silverstein as close family friends and George Jones and Tammy Wynette as next door neighbors. Instead, Bobby blazed a path of unique songwriting craftsmanship with a voice that blows through you like an unyielding wind on the desolate prairie.
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 bunches 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.
Michael and Bobby chat about his mother, her unfortunate tornado accidents and how god protected or targeted her. Bobby carries on the family tradition, and has had his daughter sing and perform with him. noting that he himself had 'peaked in 1976'.
The band shares their recent innovation in music technology in developing the 'trumpet necklace' and Bobby closes out with a song called 'Big Time' remarking about all the things and people that will be beneath him once he makes it.