Join Bobby Long for his annual on-line Christmas Concert. Bobby was able to find a new home with Stage It for his yearly Christmas on-line event. This has become a standing tradition for Bobby and his fans to hang out, chat, listen to great stories, and hear Bobby perform many Christmas standards. Please come join in on the fun, Sunday, December 22 at 4:00pm ET. Please register and purchase your ticket ahead of time to join in on the performance. Tickets are $10 and tips are always welcome. There will be a top supporter award, where Bobby will perform a cover of the supporters choice. What's not to love about this.
Click on the photo below to sign up and join Bobby for the Christmas festivities.
Musician, Father, thinker and good man Bobby Long and I sat down and talked about work, life, social media, pressure, and the need for people to start being nicer. Follow us @tallchildren, follow Bobby @bobbylongnews and follow the rules.
Bobby has a great holiday sale at his online store. 40% off all merchandise through December 20th. This is a great opportunity to grab that rare item to add to your Bobby collection. Shirts, Vinyl, books and so much more. Head over before items run outhttps://www.bobbylong.info/store
"Nautical" has been selected for competition in the 5th Annual Austin Music Video Festival which runs December 10-14 in Austin. "Nautical," directed by Arthur Douglas, will screen on Wednesday, December 11 at 9PM as part of a grouping ironically called "Love Hurts". Tickets to attend the festival are available on their site at http://www.amvfest.com
Bobby Long is planning to broadcast a house concert on Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 4:00pm ET as a farewell show to Concert Window, who will be closing their site on September 16, 2019. As many of you know Bobby and his fans happened upon Concert Window through a performance at Club Passim in Boston in 2014, which gave his fans a fantastic opportunity to watch him live from the comfort of their own home. Over the years Bobby has performed several live events through Concert Window, and it has become tradition, most notably for his Holiday Concerts.
Bobby wants to have the chance to perform one last time before the sites closes it's doors. He would love to have all his fans join him for this very memorable concert. Be ready to request your favorite songs, and listen to some great stories, and as we all know Bobby can spin a tale. This is a pay per view event, so you are able to pay what you can. We always recommend if you're able to pay the price of a concert ticket when seeing Bobby live. Plus you can always tip during the event, especially if Bobby plays your favorite song.
Join us for this memorable concert. Choose the photo below to take you to the site.
As many of you may already know, Pledge Music has filed for Administration/Bankruptcy. Due to this process many of the artists who ran their pledge campaigns, are now losing earnings from the company. Fortunately, for Bobby he was able to fulfill his pledges to his fans, which was important to Bobby as many artists were not so lucky. However, the pledges were fulfilled, the money owed by pledge is gone due to the bankruptcy. Bobby recently shared on his Facebook his thoughts in the matter and a thank you to his fans for always supporting him. We know that many fans want to do something to help, but right now it's just moving forward.
We are recommending to secure your privacy from Pledge, so that your information is not to be used or forwarded. We suggest to delete your accounts if it is possible. Here is the link to the Pledge Music site...
Here is the letter from Bobby and his Manager Sharon to his fans.
Hey Friends. I apologise for the many spelling mistakes and terrible grammar. Like Billy Childish I'm keeping it in. I just wanted to address the ongoing shit storm that has been Pledge Music. To be really honest its been a low blow. I just simply want to make albums and get to play in front of you nice people. Its always been about constantly creating and putting stuff out, good and bad, expressing myself and being true and honest. Just like my many heroes like Hemingway, Lemmy, Cohen, Childish and many more. I really believe in that. I felt like pledge music was a platform that further bound and elevated the relationship of Maker and Listener which is all that really matters. It allowed independent artist's to manoeuvre and create without needing to go into debt or to duck under the bar of what others thought they should be creating. So the whole thing has been a disappointment. Not only because it has effected my album release and maybe more but because it has marred the generosity and support of all of you. You don't deserve it and without you i wouldn't be able to have made 5 albums, 2 Poetry books and 3 Eps in the last 9 years (I'm forgetting some!). I have always felt so lucky to have you on side. I don't care about the fucking money. I care about how it has abused your kindness and how it has made me feel hopeless and a bit lost. That being said, Fuck them. Ill make more somehow. Also my managers Sturt and Sharon need praise for fighting for me and for keeping the spirit of Rock n Roll alive. Without them i wouldn't of been able to do create anything. Anyway, Sharon has written something much more concise and to the point that clearly expresses how we feel. Anyway, no time for feeling sorry for ourselves. we are the lucky ones and life is beautiful. I'm not sure what is next for me, i may take a bit of time to figure it out and then write another fucking record for myself and for you. Because thats what makes me happy and Artist create no matter what. My buddy Seramic learned that from his dad and i picked it up from him. Love and see you soon! Onwards!!!!
"We, and many, many other artists, are still owed thousands of dollars that we will never see. In our case, we could have used that money to put toward making more videos, touring expenses and to create and manufacture new merchandise. We are perhaps among the lucky ones, having reached our fund-raising goal early enough to have received enough of the money raised to actually make the new album and even fulfill our obligations to our loyal pledgers. We were also among the very last artists to release an album before Pledge suspended the bulk of its operations and let go its remaining staff so those pledges for the downloads and physical copies of Sultans that you made through Pledge were actually reported to soundscan. All that said, I want to thank you all for supporting my music in this way and all ways. While the mismanagement and demise of PledgeMusic has left many, including us, with a very bad feeling, I know I couldn’t have made this album without your help, love and support, and that’s what really matters in the end. We have downloaded all of the data we are able to from our PledgeMusic account, so I would suggest you at least make an attempt to delete your own Pledge account if that is even possible. It seems to me that after squandering your money at many artists' expense their only remaining asset is your personal information.
Recently Bobby Long joined North Carolina Radio Station WNCW for an in house interview. The complete broadcast has been uploaded to their YOUTUBE channel. It's a great interview with strong performances by Bobby.
Bobby Long has been nominated as The Deli Magazine's "NYC Emerging Artist of the Month" for his new album "Sultans". We think this is fantastic news and we want to help Bobby be chosen as the winner, but we need your help. If you love Bobby's music as much as we do, and want others to find out what a fantastic musician he is, this a great way to share with others. Head over to the Deli Magazine website (we'll provide the link below), on the top right side of the page is the "New York Emerging Artist" poll. Click on vote and cast your vote, and please make sure to leave a comment. It's that easy! One last thing you can help with.... Please share with others and encourage others to vote as well. The more the merrier. So what are you waiting for? Click on the photo below and go vote!
ABOUT THE DELI'S POLLS
Polls are like guitar solos, some people love them while others despise them - and we are cool with that.
Here at The Deli we like polls because - at least the way we do them - they allow us to accomplish many positive things at once:
1. The Deli's polls are a great way to give free exposure to local emerging artists we like, directly on our homepage. 2. The polls may prompt these same artists to promote our site amongst their fans - and of course we like that. 3. They also basically force us to constantly search for great up and coming local artists - 8 every 2 weeks only in NYC!!! 4. The artists and bands who win our polls not only get their picture on top of our city scene homepage for two weeks (which is the most clicked part of our site), but also (when we have local sponsors) win some prizes, including free recording and mastering time - now that doesn't hurt them for sure... 5. Most readers perceive being nominated for a poll and - even more so - winning it, as a strong sign of quality - and giving that kind of message associated to an emerging artists is exactly what we are here for.
So if you happen to despise polls, we just gave you 5 good reasons to change your mind...
Recently Bobby sat down with Matt Sodnicar to talk about music, poetry and more.. Enjoy the podcast.
I sit down with singer / songwriter Bobby Long - in my friend Rick and Angie's kitchen. We talk about writing songs compared to writing poems, our appreciation of Steve Winwood, true fans, and finish with a small acoustic home concert.
On his recent leg of the Sultans tour Bobby stopped by Studio A at WCBE Radio for an interview and performance before he headed over to the Rumba Café. WCBE graciously added some great photos from Bobby's performance. See the full set of photos on their Facebook page here..