A contemporary folk artist from the outskirts of Manchester, England, BOBBY LONG received his first big break in 2008, when his song "Let Me Sign" was included on the digital release of the Twilight soundtrack. Although the Twilight version featured vocals by Robert Pattinson, Long's close friend and star of the blockbuster vampire flick, its inclusion helped spark interest in Long's stripped-down acoustic music, which he modeled after simpatico artists like Ryan Adams and the Felice Brothers. A series of self-released albums followed, and Long signed with ATO Records in April 2010 before issuing the Stranger Songs EP later that year. His official full-length debut, A Winter Tale, followed in 2011, featuring an eclectic sound that moved beyond Long's acoustic roots to encompass electric country, folk, and bar band rock & roll.
The songs found on Bobby Long’s forthcoming sophomore album, Wishbone, are redolent with pieces of Americana. They were composed in New York City, a place he feels more at home than he ever did while living in his native country, and the album itself was brought to life on the other coast, recorded with producer Ted Hutt (Gaslight Anthem, Lucero, Old Crow Medicine Show) in Los Angeles.
Opening the night will be singer-songwriter MICHAEL BERNARD FITZGERALD.
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