San Francisco based singer-songwriter Bobby Jo Valentine has received numerous recognitions for his work, including designation of Songwriter of the Year by the West Coast Songwriters Association. Next up, he’ll play a pair of shows at the Tahoe Biltmore.
The singer’s brand of hopeful folk has garnered him overwhelmingly positive reviews of both his recordings and his live performances. The LA Weekly called him the, “nicest guy to ever pick up an acoustic guitar.”
Valentine’s lyrics explore the tense high wire between light and dark, but don’t always wrap things up with a tidy answer. The singer’s sense of realism, his charm and his infectious melodies and vocals have earned the praises of industry vets like Brian Lucey, mastering engineer for The Shins and The Black Keys.
“Bobby writes with a sweetness and honesty seldom heard in acoustic pop music,” Lucey said.
His new album “Home” attacks matters of the heart with thoughtful stories, catchy choruses, and a fantastic team of musicians behind him. Calvin Turnbull is at the producing helm, who has worked with Sheryl Crow, Five for Fighting, and other greats; David Hayes, known best for his work with Van Morrison for 40 years, brings his timeless sound to the bass tracks; and Dave Tweedie, one of the biggest drummers in the pop industry today, adds melodic, catchy rhythms. Other instruments — accordions, steel guitar, piano, organ — and several guest performers help create clear, honest environments for his stories to be told.
Bobby lives north of San Francisco with his partner, and is on tour around the nation 10-15 days every month, developing a strong, loyal following with warm, inviting melodies and lyrics filled with depth and hope.
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