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Gig Alert: Bobby Bare, Jr.

Monday, August 08, 2011

Bobby Bare, Jr.
"Sad Smile"
Playing Monday at City Winery
(155 Varick St., SoHo)
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Bobby Bare, Jr. is the son of the country musician Bobby Bare. When he was only 8 years old, he and his dad were both nominated for a Grammy for a song they performed together -- “Daddy What If.” The song was written by author and cartoonist Shel Silverstein.

Bobby Bare, Jr. wrote songs with Silverstein up until his death in 1999 and last year, he saluted the poet with a tribute album called Twistable, Turnable Man: A Musical Tribute to the Songs of Shel Silverstein. Bare, Jr. produced the album and brought a few friends aboard. John Prine, Lucinda Williams, My Morning Jacket, Dr. Dog, Kris Kristofferson and Andrew Bird all contributed musical variations of Silverstein’s written words to the record.

Bobby, Jr. even reprised his Grammy nominated song, singing “Daddy What If” with his young daughter Isabella Bare. Check out both live versions below or download the crooner’s Americana country track “Sad Smile” above. The tune was released last fall on Bare, Jr.’s latest album A Storm, A Tree, My Mother's Head.

 

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