The Showcase w/ Steve Patterson presents Robert Bobby w/ Peter Kinsley
Our monthly showcase performance!
March 18, 2015 · 7:00pm
The Showcase w/ Steve Patterson featuring Robert Bobby
Music for Everyone, Steve Patterson, and Tellus360 are excited to bring you the 2015 season of The Showcase!
The art of the Singer Songwriter is featured in this unique series that brings artist and audience together to enjoy new, original music in an intimate, listening-room setting. This year we will feature nine songwriters in the headliner spot January through September. They will be competing for one of four spots in a sing-off competition to be held in October. The four artists who bring in the biggest audiences for their headliner event will make it to the finals, and there, the audience will vote for their favorites!
Thanks to a generous grant from Sid and Jan the artists who make the sing-off will be competing for substantial cash prizes.
We expect that October 21 show to be sold out. Proceeds will benefit Music for Everyone.
Our March featured artist is Robert Bobby. Opening the evening will be Peter Kinsley.
Robert Bobby has been a staple of the Central Pennsylvania music scene for more decades than Tim McCarver played major league ball, and has been favorably reviewed by music critics in Rolling Stone, The Village Voice, Sing Out! and numerous other publications. He is known for his way with words, his sense of humor, passionate voice and his ability to connect with an audience.
I have spent all of my musical career in this area playing in bands of one form or another: blues based, rock based and finishing with the Speed Boys, in which I started really writing songs. For the past several years, however, my focus has been on writing songs on and for the acoustic guitar – just my voice and the guitar’s voice. Generally speaking, these songs are of a more personal nature than what I wrote in bands, whether actually about me or people I know, or about situations which confront all of us at certain moments in our lives. Each person’s response to the events of their life is unique to them, but I hope that some of what I have been writing strikes a chord with others.