Bobby Bare, Jr., Performs Songs From ‘Undefeated’ in Tiny Desk Concert [WATCH]
Bobby Bare, Jr., recently stopped by NPR Music's office with keyboardist Matt Rowland to perform a Tiny Desk Concert.
Apparently, Bare got the gig in a fairly unconventional way, approaching host Bob Boilen after recognizing him at a festival in Nashville.
"I was in Nashville, standing in line at a food / music festival, when this guy behind me hears my voice, recognizes me and says, 'Hey, Bob Boilen! Bobby Bare, Jr., here. I've been hoping to play your desk,'" Boilen writes. "Truth be told, I'd been hoping to make that happen, too. And so the deal was sealed over a pork bun.
The concert features songs from Bare, Jr.'s current album, 'Undefeated.' Also the godson of Shel Silverstein, Bare, Jr., says that he still feels the author's influence in his songwriting.
“You need to be writing something that was just not there before,” he tells The Boot. “Shel had a fearlessness in his writing. Whenever I am co-writing, I notice, right at the [lyrical] area when people start backing down, that’s the only place you can do something interesting, right on the area where you are teetering. When someone says, ‘I don’t know if we should go that far,’ that’s right where you should go.”