... in brief.
"Bob's stone country compositions prove that concrete canyons can still
heartland music." (East Coast Rocker) On his solo artist debut "Things Fall Apart", Lonesome Bob takes on the darkest, edgiest Hard Country subject matter and bends it to his song-writer's will. His unflinchingly honest songs receive an appropriate no-frills backing by a passel of the Nashville underground's most talented players (including Tim Carroll, Rick Schell, Mark Horn, Bill Dwyer, and Ken Coomer), with just a touch of sweetening from the backing vocals of Allison Moorer (a budding star in her own right, soon to appear in "The Horse Whisperer").
Bob (born Robert Chaney in Camden, New Jersey) first gained notoriety in the early 80's as the drummer in the original two-man version of the Ben Vaughn Combo, also appearing on Ben's Restless Records releases "The Many Moods of..." ('85), "Beautiful Things" ('87), and "Blows Your Mind" ('88). In addition to playing with Vaughn, Bob was involved in several other independent projects including Kenn Kweder's "Kitchen Folk," the Gus Cordovox Quintet, and the Black Flies. Bob also appeared as a solo artist on the critically acclaimed "Lyrics by Ernest Noyes Brookings" CD series. His songs have been covered by artists including The Mekons, who did "Point of No Return" on their "I (heart) Mekons" album, and The Waco Brothers, whose version of "Do you think about me" is the title track of their 1997 EP.
A New York City resident from 1984 to 1994, Bob eventually followed his
muse to Nashville, where he has been a mainstay on the growing underground scene ever since. In 1996 his song "The Plans We Made" found inclusion on the Bloodshot Records compilation release "Nashville: The Other Side of the Alley". With the release of "Things Fall Apart," Lonesome Bob is poised to be Music City's Next Big Thing... assuming things loosen up quite a bit.
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