Thursday, February 24, 2011

Music Review and Giveaway: Bobby Long, A Winter Tale

It’s always exciting to find a new musical artist to follow. Thanks to Music Moms, I recently discovered Bobby Long! The first thing that got my attention was when I heard that he wrote the song “Let Me Sign,” which was sung by Robert Pattinson in the Twilight movie! But Bobby Long isn’t just a talented songwriter; he’s also a fantastic singer and guitarist. Check out these poetic lyrics from the title song of his debut album, A Winter Tale:

The covered surface hugs the board but keeps in the sky,
A childhood glimpse that keeps you warm but hangs you to dry,
The shameful dream the shameful face that pulls on your heart,
Those brittle winds will keep the dawn from you at the start,
So bring me choirs to ease me on my way,
Bring me screams of organs for the day,
Bring me choirs to brighten all the gales,
Bring me screams of organs and the wails,
Of winter tales.

And watch this video clip with Bobby Long as he talks about his career and introduces some of the music on A Winter Tale:



[Email subscribers, please click on the title of this post to access the video online.]

I am a new fan of the very talented Bobby Long! I hope you’ll visit www.bobbylong.info to hear more about his music and career, watch video clips, view his tour schedule, and purchase his new CD, A Winter Tale! You can check him out on YouTube at www.youtube.com/musicbobbylong.

GIVEAWAY

One lucky winner will receive Bobby Long’s CD, A Winter Tale! To enter, visit www.bobbylong.info and look around. Leave a comment on this post about something you learned on the site. You must do this to enter the giveaway.

After completing the mandatory step above, you can earn optional, additional entries if you... (leave a separate comment for each)

- Follow Bobby Long (@BobbyLongNews) and Susan Heim on Parenting (@ParentingAuthor) on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway. You may tweet three times a day. (Please space them at least an hour apart.) Leave a separate comment with the URL of each tweet. (1 entry per tweet)

- Like Bobby Long on Facebook.

- Like Susan Heim on Parenting on Facebook and/or follow on Networked Blogs. (1 entry for each)

- Subscribe to Susan Heim on Parenting via email, RSS and/or Kindle. Leave a comment for each subscription method. (1 entry for each subscription method for up to 3 entries)

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- Post this giveaway on your blog with a link to this page. Leave a comment with a direct link to the post. (3 entries; leave a separate comment for each)

One winner will be randomly selected from the qualified comments received by Friday, March 11, 2011, at 11:59 PM ET. Please leave an email address on one of your comments if it’s not available on your Blogger profile. Winners must respond within 72 hours or another winner will be drawn. Contest is open to US residents only.

CONTEST CLOSED. Congratulations to the winner, Jim!




DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy of this CD from ATO Records to facilitate my candid review. No financial compensation was provided. As an Amazon affiliate, I receive a small commission on sales made through the affiliate links in this post.

29 comments:

  1. In 2009, Long played 160 shows in seven months in seven countries.

    felecia@twinoaksfl.org

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  2. email subscriber

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  3. gfc follower

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  4. He's only twenty four - go Bobby! :) my email is on my profile.

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  5. I follow on GFC under the same name.

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  6. I love the video where he talks of his love for the Spanish Guitar
    erinnsluka@gmail.com

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  7. email follower @ erinnsluka@gmail.com

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  8. GFC: Erinn Sluka
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  9. Anonymous6:37 PM

    I learned the today (March 5) he's at Jammin Java in Washington DC.

    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  10. I learned that one of his major influences was Hank Williams.

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  11. I follow via GFC as StuffSmart.

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  12. In 2009, Long played 160 shows in seven months in seven countries.

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  13. Anonymous6:17 PM

    Nona Hendryx is a featured back up vocalist on one of the songs.

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  14. I learned he is going to be in TN on March 27
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  15. I follow via gfc
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  16. I learned that he was on the tonight show
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  17. Like Bobby Long on Facebook.
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  18. Like Susan Heim on Parenting on Facebook
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  19. Subscribe to Susan Heim on Parenting via email,
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  20. GFC follower
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  21. Janet B,10:53 PM

    I discovered that this artist will be playing in Dallas in April.
    jboyanto at swbell dot net

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  22. I learned that bobby started learning the guitar at age 17

    jim.coyne2@verizon.net

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  23. i follow via twitter and tweeted

    http://twitter.com/#!/JCoyne1031/status/46418700634562560

    jim.coyne2@verizon.net

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  24. i'm an email subscriber

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  25. i'm a feed subscriber

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  26. Janet B,10:56 PM

    I am following on GFC.
    jboyanto at swbell dot net

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  27. I follow via GFC

    jim.coyne2@verizon.net

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  28. i like bobby long on facebook

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  29. i like you on facebook

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