Bobby Bare
Bobby Bare

Bobby Bare

About Bobby Bare

Bobby Bare fought to secure control of his recordings years before Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson pulled their outlaw coup, and he was among the first country artists to look at the album as a thematic collection rather than a hodge-podge of hits and throwaways. In the 1960s, he concentrated on folk-tinged country, and in the 1970s he mixed novelty songs, rowdy honky tonkers, and working-class tributes (occasionally on the same album, like 1973's Lullabys, Legends and Lies, his most successful LP). He helped Jennings get his first record deal, and was among the first to champion country singer/songwriters Kris Kristofferson, Billy Joe Shaver, Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt, and Shel Silverstein. His low-key, laid-back personality is one of the reasons he hasn't received the recognition he deserves.

  • HOMETOWN
    Ironton, OH
  • BORN
    April 7, 1935

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