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The Last Of The Old Folk Rockers

The Last Of The Old Folk Rockers ... by Bob Crain It is going to be a sad day when all the real Folk Rockers retire and the hard core, socially conscious, meaningful song writing that dominated the [...]

The Last Of The Old Folk Rockers 2019-06-29T14:40:11+00:00

ASHBURY MEDICINE SHOW

Playin in the band, Like the medicine shows of old, riders get on and off as the wagon moves on down the road. Ashbury Medicine Show has been through several incarnations over the years but I think this is [...]

ASHBURY MEDICINE SHOW 2019-06-13T19:12:07+00:00

History Is A Permanent Institution

The Sands Of Time "You can topple statues and rename the streets can't change the facts of history by busting concrete Change the date the name and the symbolic flag the story remains the same and you still [...]

History Is A Permanent Institution 2019-05-23T14:46:30+00:00

It’s a Lotto World

I wrote the song It's Lotto World back in about 2010 ... nothing much has changed probably more people now with their lives completely hinged on the outcome of a bunch of numbers bouncing around in a big [...]

It’s a Lotto World 2019-06-20T11:26:13+00:00

What is a “Tribute”

Melbourne is suffering a nostalgia plague manifesting itself in the form of the “tribute show”. I understand that this is a societal issue people want to listen to the songs of their youth, so do I but I prefer to [...]

What is a “Tribute” 2019-02-16T20:59:59+00:00

THE MUSIC LED THE WAY … YES IT DID

All songwriters and musicians have influences it might be Beethoven or Bach or it might be Stills and Mitchell … but we are all influenced by the music that came before us, that we listened to, that has left [...]

THE MUSIC LED THE WAY … YES IT DID 2019-02-10T11:29:09+00:00

Snow & Co Album Launch

It is always an honor to be invited to play at someone's "special gig" like an Album Launch so it is my pleasure to be opening for my friend and former bandmate Paul Snowden at the Album Launch of [...]

Snow & Co Album Launch 2018-11-15T00:38:52+00:00

Just About A Year Ago – Pacific Nature

Around this time last year I was in California playing some gigs and my set at The Folk Barn was recorded and eventually became Bob Crain LIVE ... a digital download exclusively available from my website https://www.bobcrain.com.au/product/bob-crain-live/. Nine songs [...]

Just About A Year Ago – Pacific Nature 2018-11-04T08:11:10+00:00

WHOLE Lotta Hate Going On

Gee there is a whole bunch of hate going on in the world at the moment. So many people seem to be hating on each other for all kinds of reasons ... not that anyone actually did anything to [...]

WHOLE Lotta Hate Going On 2019-03-30T11:39:04+00:00

COLLABORATIVE SONGWRITING

The paths, processes and possibilities in songwriting are pretty much without bounds and are always a source of engagement of mind, the infusion of ideas and words with music is a fascination for me. The opportunities to write songs [...]

COLLABORATIVE SONGWRITING 2018-10-08T21:54:47+00:00