Hi, y'all, Bobby is working on his new CD, "Busk"...As soon as he's finished, all hell will break loose...
Until further notice...buskin' on a street corner near you...
The new T-shirts and hats are coming soon!
Just a few of the lucky bastards who have shared the stage with Bobby over the years!
The Bard of Burbank...
Almost a decade ago, Bobby decided the East Coast was getting a little stale...nothing goin' on...no magic...no inspiration. Never one to settle...where's the action? Hollywood, of course! "So they loaded up the truck and they moved to Beverly."
First up...buskin' Hollywood Boulevard, the storied corner of Hollywood and Vine to be exact. A few attempted muggings and robberies later, he landed in "beautiful downtown Burbank," where on his very first day, a man walked up to him and said, "you're like the Bard of Burbank!" As they say, the rest is history!
Now an iconic fixture and one of the longest-running street acts in Burbank, Bobby has a large and loyal following...to quote the Burbank Leader..."Bobby is the voice of downtown Burbank!"
You can catch him at his pitch on the corners of San Fernando Boulevard and Orange Avenue, seven days a week, 365 days a year....
And now reaching back a little further...
In the past, Bobby has shared the stage with the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Lucinda Williams, Jakob Dylan, Southside Johnny, Gary U.S. Bonds, Richie Havens, Sam and Dave, the Ramones and l don't want to bore you, but the list could go on forever. He has even toured as the lead guitar player with eccentric genius Phil Spector's legendary Crystals. The truth is, though, that Bobby really can't stand name dropping. And yeah, Bobby has played shows at all the coolest venues such as The Ed Sullivan Theatre and The Bitter End in New York City; The Roxy, The Rainbow Room and The House of Blues on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood; The Hard Rock Cafe in Pittsburgh and Orlando. He's also played many of the grand old theatres across the United Kingdom including the historic Astoria in London's West End, in front of 3,501 adoring Brits. This was the very same stage that Jimi Hendrix set his guitar on fire for the first time 38 years earlier. Again, the truth is, though, Bobby hates to brag. On the other hand, if Bobby did like to blow his own horn, he might tell you that his songs are frequently used on TV and radio. Recently his "Shut up and Sing" was featured on Laura Ingraham's nationally syndicated radio show reaching millions of listeners on hundreds of stations across the country. And then there's ABC-TV's General Hospital on which you may have heard Bobby's You better Think Again" (off his last EP). But of course, being that Bobby isn't the boastful type, he'll let Pete Feenstra, who just happens to be one of Great Britain's most well-respected music journalists/promoters say a few kind words, "This man has the words to express what thousands feel." Golly -- now ain't that a nice thing to say about a bloke!
willie nile, alejandro escovedo
gary u.s. bonds and bruce springsteen
wille nile and vinnie pastore
bonanno, grushecky and garland jeffries
ricky byrd and southside johnny
vini lopez southside johnny and gary u.s. bonds
"days of our lives"
burlap to cashmere
jude law and john fiers
sandy mack sonny kenn chris plunkett bobby strange rich taskowitz
the 'boys from burbank"
mi mejor amigo y su
tony o. ramon
raffa keith and jose!
ray serrano mr fencer
abraham benrubi and Eric
rock climbing pete
chuck mccann rip
the g-man gustavo
Han's the man!
anjeanette and paul mars black
michael j fox
family of music!
erin..my life coach...
Eileen and patrick!
robert and ripton!
kristina and jason!
"nasa" steve!...a real live jupiter project engineer!
vini maddog lopez!
God bless America
*disclaimer* As many of the photos below depict, over the years i have played with many world renowned performers, including Bruce Springsteen many times. I respect everyone's personal views, but recently Bruce Springsteen has made some comments about racism and Clarence Clemons. Let it be known i do not support Mr. Springsteen on any of his comments on the subject.
the great frank devito!
susan and James!