Bobby Bare & Bobby Bare Jr. in-studio!

Bobby Bare, Photo Courtesy of

KEXP is proud to present a special co-headlining bill featuring Bobby Bare and Bobby Bare Jr., tonight at The Showbox with Tom Heinl. It’s the first time since 1975 that father and son have appeared on the same bill, and they’re dropping by to perform live on Swingin’ Doors tonight at 7 pm.

In 2005, the legendary Bobby Bare released the long-awaited album The Moon Was Blue

“When GRAMMY-winning country star Bobby Bare retired from recording in the 1980s, the reasons were as complex as the business he had been married to for 25 years. His welcome, if surprising, return in 2005 was motivated by something much simpler. ‘Bobby Jr. was really pumped over doing this,’ says Bare in his matter-of-fact drawl. ‘He was the driving force behind it.’ Yes, he’s talking about his son—the son whose five-year-old voice helped make the Shel Silverstein confection Daddy What If a left-field hit in 1973—and the artist widely known to the indie rock world as Bobby Bare Jr’s Young Criminals Starvation League, a musical iconoclast who has more in common with his father than their surface sounds would suggest. Bobby Jr., working with his trusted friend, producer/engineer Mark Nevers (Lambchop), was able to do what no Nashville record label has been able to do in two decades – coax a great voice and a legendary song hound back onto disc.” – Read more from Dualtone

Watch the video from The Moon Was Blue…

Are You Sincere – (MOV, WMV)

Listen to a few songs from Bobby Bare Jr’s From the End of Your Leash

Let’s Rock and Roll – (Real)
Strange Bird – (MP3)

Visit the KEXP Live Performances Archive to listen to an exclusive in-studio performance from Bobby Bare Jr. on 4/29/05 – (WMA, Real)

Tickets for tonight’s show are available at TicketsWest, and tune in to Swingin’ Doors tonight at 7 pm for an exclusive in-studio performance.

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