I picked up an advance copy of Bobby Bare Jr.’s upcoming release on Bloodshot Records, “The Longest Meow,” at his show on Tuesday night in Atlanta. The disc was recorded with members of My Morning Jacket, among others.
Photo from Bare Junior’s Flickr page
I was there to write about the event. Here’s a snippet from my article:
Describing his musical style, Bare says the indie label fits him better than alt country. “It’s southern and it rocks, but it’s not exactly Southern rock,” he says. Speaking of Nashville’s creative community, Bare mentions Lambchop, Pavement, Silver Jews, Ben Folds, Ryan Adams and others who have nothing to do with Music Row, a place Bare says is responsible for “the worst music in the world.”
Fortunately, none of that Nashville syrup spills from Bare’s six-piece band tonight. Instead, the hundreds of music fans gathered are treated to straight-on rock songs, some with strong punk influences.