Bobby Bare Jr. Documentary Released [NSFW VIDEO]
A documentary has been released highlighting Bobby Bare, Jr.'s life on the road.
'Don't Follow Me (I'm Lost)' premiered at 2012's Nashville Film Festival and follows Bare as he hits the road, struggling with leaving his family behind. In an interview with Music Film Web, Bare and director William Miller say that they wanted to focus on the non-glamorous aspects of a tour, since most artists aren't able to have a big bus and all the amenities.
"The first sober conversation we had, I just said, 'Listen, if you really want to do this, the road is 90 percent the life of a truck driver,'" Bare says. "You’re on the road sometimes 10 hours a day, and every time you go to the bathroom you’re sitting in a stall next to a truck driver. There’s not a lot of awesome rock star anything about the road ... I knew that it would probably be more interesting to see somebody not on a tour bus and struggling on the road than it is to watch somebody sit on a tour bus and complain about the beer they just brought out to the bus."
While featuring Bare's music well, the film doesn't always show the musician in the best personal light, but it was important to the film makers and to Bare to give an honest portrayal.
"There’s lots of the stuff on the road that happens that’s not gonna make my mom smile," Bare says. "There’s a lot of things in the movie that aren’t gonna make people back home go, 'Aw, that’s just awesome!' Being on the road is kind of like being a pirate, you know? You’re going to a town, you’re taking the beer, and you’re off to the next town. You’re just passing through. There’s a lot of stuff that happens that I don’t want to see. But if you didn’t see any of it, it wouldn’t be a very honest snapshot of what the road is."
The trailer above contains strong language.
In addition to the documentary, Bare is releasing a new album, 'Undefeated,' on April 15.