ODE, the vinyl version of Bobby Long's latest CD release ODE TO THINKING, will become available everywhere on March 4, following its November debut as a RSD First selection for Black Friday Record Store Day. Released by Compass Records, ODE comprises six tracks from the ODE TO THINKING CD plus three never-before-available songs. The title track from the album is the current single.
Long, who toured extensively last year in support of the CD release, hits the road again on the west coast to coincide with the vinyl release. Additionally, Long played two showcases at this year's Folk Alliance Conference in Kansas City, MO this week. Three weeks of shows in Europe beginning April 14 will follow with additional shows in the U.S. currently being planned.
The ODE TO THINKING recording sessions were produced by veteran producer Mark Hallman at his Congress House Studios in Austin, Texas. Long, who emerged from London's burgeoning folk music renaissance, relocated to New York in 2009, cultivating a strong fan base for his music. He has previously released two well received albums, A WINTER TALE (2011) and WISHBONE (2013) as well as a five-song EP called THE BACKING SINGER (2011) and a volume of poetry, LOSING MY BROTHERHOOD (2012). He is planning to publish a second volume of poetry later this year.
Track List for ODE Vinyl LP release:
SIDE ONE //
ODE TO THINKING
I'M NOT GOING OUT TONIGHT
TREAT ME LIKE A STRANGER
SOMETHING BLUE, SOMETHING BORROWED
THE DARK WON'T GET DARKER
SIDE TWO //
PRETTY LITTLE PENNIES
IF YOU DON'T WANT TO BE WITH ME
Confirmed dates are as follows:
February 28-Tractor Tavern, Seattle
February 29-Mississippi Studios, Portland
March 1-Hotel Utah Saloon, San Francisco
March 3-Hotel Café, Los Angeles
April 14-Ursprung, Rostock, Germany
April 17-Kursaal Hotel Fürstenhof, Bad Imnau, Germany
April 19-Wilhelm 13, Oldenburg, Germany
April 20-Museumskeller, Erfurt, Germany
April 21-Maria's Ballroom, Hamburg, Germany
April 22-Rios, Mettmann, Germany
April 23-Club 1210, Stuttgart, Germany
April 26-Scherbe, Graz, Austria
April 27-Stobacafe, Balzers, Liechtenstein
April 28-Unicorn Sportsbar, Pirmasens, Germany
April 29--Kupferdächle, Pforzheim, Germany
April 30-1A Die Kochschule, Bellheim, Germany
More U.S. shows will be announced soon.