In the words inscribed on Aaron Lee Tasjan's acoustic guitar "This is a huge deal," this being Bobby Long's release of his album Ode to Thinking out this Friday, August 7th through Compass Records. The record will be available to download on Itunes and through Amazon. If you would like to order a cd, you can do so now on his pledge music page or even better, if you can, see him live and pick it up on his upcoming Ode To Thinking Tour ( dates listed below).
I have been a fan of his for over 6 years, and I have to say that this new album embodies him in all that he is as a musician and songwriter. To me, it reminds me of what first made me fall in love with his music; unforgettable lyrics, an acoustic guitar, and passion. Passion, I believe, is key in falling in love with an album and this one has it.
Funding for this album came from over 800 backers on his Pledge Music page, showing just how dedicated his fans are. Long, who is now signed with Compass Records, is sure to gain more with this record and I couldn't be prouder as a fan for what he has already accomplished and what I'm sure he will accomplish with the years to come.
Please be sure to purchase his album when it comes out on August 7th, and if you can catch a live show when he is near where you live; You will not be disappointed.
Words by: Stefanie Dabs
Link to listen to Ode to Thinking: Compass Records Group Soundcloud
August 8-Jammin’ Java, Vienna, VA
August 11-Club Café, Pittsburgh, PA
August 12-Musica, Akron, OH
August 13-Rumba Café, Columbus, OH
August 14-Southgate House (Revival Room), Newport, KY
August 15-The Grey Eagle, Asheville, NC
August 18-Zanzabar, Louisville, KY
August 19-Radio Radio, Indianapolis
August 20-Rozz-Tox, Rock Island, IL
August 24-The Frequency, Madison, WI
August 25-Firebird, St. Louis, MO
August 28-Record Bar Kansas City, MO
August 29-The Blue Door, Oklahoma City
August 30-Sam’s Burger Joint, San Antonio, TX
September 2-Cactus Club, Austin, TX
September 3-Poor David’s Pub, Dallas, TX
September 4-Warehouse Live, Houston, TX
September 6–Eddie’s Attic, Decatur, GA
September 8 Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro, NC
September 25-World Café Live, Wilmington, DE
September 26-The Linda, Albany, NY
September 27-Katharine Hepburn Theatre, Old Saybrook, CT