All Good Things Must Come to an End.

I’m referring to Bobby Long’s “Dangerous Summer Tour.” That’s right folks. The 1st American leg of the tour is over, and Bobby is well on his way back over the pond to play some European dates before his return in October.

I attended 3 out of the 4 back to back New York dates here – 2 at Arlene’s Grocery and 1 at the Bitter End, which was ironically the last show of the tour.

Now I must say this. I’ve been to 7 Bobby Long shows total, and I have never once felt bored or un-entertained by him. But one thing is clearly evident – this man has really come into his own during the past few months. Let’s just compare:

Bobby Long - April 09 (Lakeview Lounge)

Bobby Long - April 09 (Lakeside Lounge)

Bobby Long - September 09 (The Bitter End)

I don’t know what you see, but in the bottom photo he definitely looks more lost in the music, not even thinking, just letting it flow out of him, and it’s very obvious when you see it live. He’s singing better, playing better, relating to the crowd more – just an overall improvement on something that was already terrific! Well done, Bobby.

There was one song in particular that he really shined on though, and the general consensus is that blues is his niche. The song is a medley – “Penance Fire Blues”, into “In My Time of Dyin'” and then into “Hoochie Coochie Man.” This trifecta of songs creates something so magical every single time he plays it, his talent and skill are just undeniable. I love the blues, and I love it especially when it’s done well, and Bobby certainly doesn’t disappoint. Here is the video to prove it:

If you don’t understand just how epic this version is since I last heard it, here is a reminder of the original version of “Penance Fire Blues” that I heard back in April.

Do u see the differences again?? You see how much more comfortable he is on stage now? Nice! Now, not saying it wasn’t brilliant before, but his growth is remarkable. I foresee lots of great things for Mr. Robert Thomas Jerome Long.

Be sure to check out his myspace here: http://www.myspace.com/musicbobbylong for all tourdates, updates and blogs from him.

Also, be sure to check out a fabulous street team that helps promote the boys, called “Land of Dreamers” here: http://www.onedreameratatime.com.

To check out a full, uninterrupted Bobby show, go here: http://vimeo.com/6540233. This video I shot all in one take on the second night of Bobby’s shows here. You won’t be disappointed.

For all photos, visit my photoblog here: http://tyniepics.wordpress.com


3 Responses to “All Good Things Must Come to an End.”

  1. 1 Holly
    September 17, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    Love this! Great clips – Going to download songs right now!

  2. 2 tynie626
    September 17, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    thanks Holly!! keep spreading the Bobby love!

  3. September 17, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    I love the comparisons you pointed out… it’s very amazing to see how much he’s transformed in less than 5 months. Well written!!

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