Next live show:ย 

FRIDAY, November 5th

SALLY O'BRIENS,

335 Somerville Ave, Somerville MA @ 6pm.

w/Andrew Stern, Andy Santospago, James Rohr

Ed Lucie and Mike Connors.

New album 'The Ghost Light' just released!

๐‘ญ๐’“๐’๐’Žย ๐’•๐’‰๐’†ย ๐’“๐’†๐’—๐’Š๐’†๐’˜๐’”:

โ€œThe new record is a delightful collection of songs in a variety of styles, but all basically rock โ€˜nโ€™ roll and all informed by Bradshawโ€™s storytelling style. โ€œSongs on the Radioโ€ is a dazzling ode to tunes we grew up with, framed by an expansive 1970s-style arrangement.ย  But โ€œDreamโ€ is a laidback reverie, melding swing and twang expertly. The country-soul ballad โ€œGoneโ€ accentuates the tale of lost love with keening sounds on the Resophonic steel guitar",ย ๐‘ฑ๐’‚๐’šย ๐‘ด๐’Š๐’๐’๐’†๐’“,ย ๐‘ท๐’‚๐’•๐’“๐’Š๐’๐’•๐‘ณ๐’†๐’…๐’ˆ๐’†๐’“ย ย 

โ€œEleven fine songs in all from this master craftsman, these are stories worth hearingโ€,ย ๐‘ซ๐’‚๐’—๐’Š๐’…ย ๐‘พ๐’‰๐’Š๐’•๐’†,ย ๐‘น๐’๐‘นย ๐‘ด๐’‚๐’ˆ๐’‚๐’›๐’Š๐’๐’†ย ย 

"I fell from one surprise into another: strong lyrics, varied musical lines, and sincere emotions. From waltz tango folk Americana to rock: Bob Bradshaw proves to be an all-round singer-songwriter. You will love it!"ย ๐‘ด๐’‚๐’“๐’•๐’Š๐’ย ๐‘บ๐’†๐’“๐’…๐’๐’๐’”,ย ๐‘ฒ๐’†๐’š๐’”ย A๐’๐’…ย ๐‘ช๐’‰๐’๐’“๐’…๐’”ย ย 

ย โ€œAs always, Bob Bradshaw has created an album packed with powerful, creative songs that seduce with their simplicity and hooks and just wonโ€™t let go. Its appeal is both instant, and a testament to the songwriterโ€™s craft.โ€ย ๐‘จ๐’๐’๐’‚๐’ย ๐‘ด๐’„๐‘ฒ๐’‚๐’š,ย ๐‘ด๐’–๐’”๐’Š๐’„๐‘น๐’Š๐’๐’•.ย ย 

ย "... the songs are definitely "timeless", and this could be one of the albums from 2021 that moves beyond the circumstances of its making to become a classic",ย ๐‘ป๐’Š๐’Žย ๐‘ด๐’‚๐’“๐’•๐’Š๐’,ย ๐‘จ๐’Ž๐’†๐’“๐’Š๐’„๐’‚๐’๐’‚๐‘ผ๐‘ฒย ย 

โ€œโ€ฆ a must for anyone thatโ€™s a fan of meaty songwriting that says somethingโ€,ย ๐‘ช๐’‰๐’“๐’Š๐’”ย ๐‘บ๐’‘๐’†๐’„๐’•๐’๐’“,ย ๐‘ด๐’Š๐’…๐’˜๐’†๐’”๐’•ย ๐‘น๐’†๐’—๐’Š๐’†๐’˜.ย ย ย 

โ€œ... melodic, literate songs on this eclectic, adventurousโ€ album,ย ๐‘ฑ๐’†๐’‡๐’‡๐‘ฉ๐’–๐’“๐’ˆ๐’†๐’“,ย ๐‘จ๐’Ž๐’†๐’“๐’Š๐’„๐’‚๐’๐’‚ย ๐‘ฏ๐’Š๐’ˆ๐’‰๐’˜๐’‚๐’š๐’”.ย ย ย 

โ€œโ€ฆa record for the sophisticated Americana listenerโ€ฆ Bradshaw has added a beautiful album to his rich oeuvreโ€,ย ๐‘ถ๐’“๐’‚๐’๐’ˆ๐’†ย ๐‘ญ๐’๐’‚๐’ˆย ๐‘ด๐’–๐’”๐’Š๐’„,ย ๐‘ต๐‘ณ.ย 

โ€œโ€ฆ magicalโ€ฆ vividโ€ฆ masterpieceโ€ฆ an album that is full of classic and engaging storytelling, The Ghost Light proves that Bradshaw is an artist who deserves to be at the forefront of modern day Americanaโ€,ย ๐‘ฎ๐’†๐’“๐’“๐’šย ๐‘ด๐’„๐‘ต๐’‚๐’๐’๐’š,ย ๐‘ญ๐’๐’๐’Œย ๐‘จ๐’๐’…ย ๐‘ป๐’–๐’Ž๐’ƒ๐’๐’†.ย 

โ€œโ€ฆ a thoughtful collection of tales that wander between folk, rock, country, Americana and blues to spellbinding effectโ€,ย ๐‘ฑ๐’๐’‰๐’ย ๐‘ฒ๐’†๐’“๐’†๐’Š๐’‡๐’‡,ย ๐‘ฏ๐’๐’•ย ๐‘พ๐’‚๐’™ย ๐‘จ๐’๐’ƒ๐’–๐’Ž๐‘น๐’†๐’—๐’Š๐’†๐’˜๐’”.ย 

โ€œThis is a record that clicks right away. Whether the songs are quiet and introspective, or brash and bold rockers, they hold together as a single expression, and reflect a well honed creative craftโ€ฆโ€ย ย ๐‘ซ๐’Š๐’”๐’„๐’Š๐’‘๐’๐’†๐’”ย ๐‘ถ๐’‡๐‘บ๐’๐’–๐’๐’….ย ย 

ย โ€œโ€˜Sidewaysโ€™ gets a lift from Argentinian bandoneon player Francisco Martinez Herrera in its twisting tang tale, marked by an interesting couple who โ€œcan only see the world askewโ€ and โ€œAmong the few who prefer always to take a sideways view.โ€ Thereโ€™s a swaying, throbbing waves-at-sea dynamic to โ€œLight of the Moonโ€ and a swirling sense of confusion with a healthy use of echoes for โ€œIn the Dark.โ€ Finally, the Niagara Barrel Ride Blues,โ€ a standout track, is rendered alone by Bradshaw on his resonator guitar, making it the pure lone blues track. Spend some time with these short vignettes and follow his stories as they unfold. That alone can be riveting on one level, add in the emotions conveyed, and the varied musical support and youโ€™re in for a rewarding listenโ€,ย ๐‘ฑ๐’Š๐’Žย ๐‘ฏ๐’š๐’๐’†๐’”,ย ๐‘ฌ๐’๐’Ž๐’๐’“๐’†ย ๐‘ด๐’‚๐’ˆ๐’‚๐’›๐’Š๐’๐’†

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'Queen of The West' - 180 gram vinyl! Shipping anywhere in the US: $25ย includes postage etc. Also available on CD: $15. Contact me at Bob@bobbradshaw.net