Bobby Bare, Jr. Performs Tonight at The Continental Club
It’s a well-documented fact that Bobby Bare, Jr. is able to completely mesmerize a room with his extraordinary presence.
Even if you’re not familiar with Bare’s work, a good point of reference is the 2011 documentary Don’t Follow Me (I’m Lost), which provides an intimate look into his life during a nationwide tour, playing everywhere from clubs to living rooms (including a performance in KUT’s Studio 1A, by the way). Bare rocks the room with his ever-evolving band of brilliant musicians, the Young Criminals’ Starvation League. That’s always an incredible experience. Still, at the other end of the spectrum, it doesn’t take much for the songwriter to captivate the crowd. All it requires is a guitar and his larger-than-life voice.
It’s little wonder that Bare’s musical peers – among them, Hayes Carll, Justin Townes Earle, and Chris Masterson – sing such high praises of him. His humility, charisma and charm are for real. He’s graced with this remarkable ability to convey so many emotions in an effortless and poetic manner. Formalities are tossed out the door. The audience comes face to face with a genuine music-lover who wears his heart on his sleeve like a badge of honor.
Seeing him live is the ultimate treat. Don’t miss Bobby Bare, Jr. play tonight at The Continental Club, 1315 S. Congress Ave. Low Volts opens the show at 10 p.m., and Bare goes on at 11:30 p.m. This one comes highly recommended.