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Bob Franke - Long Roads, Short Visits album download

Bob Franke - Long Roads, Short Visits album download

Bob Franke
Long Roads, Short Visits
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Daring Studios, Marblehead, MA
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Bob Franke's 1997 album takes its title from its opening song, "The Roads Are Long in Canada. Strumming an acoustic guitar with a lazy, laidback rhythm, the Boston singer/songwriter croons the melody in a light, breathy baritone that stays comfortably within its narrow range. The lyrics describe a spiritual epiphany that occurs while driving across the Canadian prairies one night. That habit has the unfortunate effect of giving a somewhat inconsistent feel to "Long Roads, Short Visits," but there are diamonds aplenty in this rough. If the goofiness of "Saturn Blues" and "Je T'Adore" wears thin fairly quickly, this collection's stronger songs are more than worthy of Franke's reputation as one of the sharper songwriters in modern folk music. Franke's best songs are odes to self-sufficiency and the more complicated aspects of love, usually with a spiritual perspective.

Bob Franke: Vocals, Acoustic and National Steel Guitars, Hand Drum on "Slow Down" Nina Gerber: Acoustic, Nylon String, High String and Electric Guitars Paul Bryan: Bass Tim Jackson: Percussion, Leather Suitcase and Pizza Box Jennifer Kimball: Harmony Vocals. Powered by Squarespace.

Long Roads, Short Visits (1997). The Desert Questions (2001). The Other Evening in Chicago (2005). Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Archived from the original on 29 September 2012. Retrieved 30 December 2010. a b Roos, John (26 March 1998).

Name Bob Franke Role Singer. Education University of Michigan. Albums In This Night, Brief Histories, Long Roads, Short Visits Similar People Claudia Schmidt, Sally Rogers, Garnet Rogers, Linda Waterfall, John McCutcheon. Bob franke sings for real. Bob Franke (born July 25, 1947 in Hamtramck, Michigan) is an American folk singer-songwriter. Bob franke hard love. He began his career in 1965, while a student at the University of Michigan, and performed at The Ark, a coffeehouse in Ann Arbor. Love Can't Be Bitter All the Time (1976) (out of print).

View all albums by Bob Franke. Long Roads, Short Visits Tracks & Durations. 1. The Roads Are Long In Canada. 3. There's A Last Time For Everything. 4. In The Place Of Trust. Bob Franke's 1997 album takes its title from its opening song, "The Roads Are Long in Canada. San Diego Folk Heritage. Bob Franke Performing at the Kennedy Center 29 June 2000.

Last year's release, "Long Roads, Short Visits" (Daring Records), offers 10 more folk- and blues-based "short stories," plus the tasteful guitar textures of special guest Nina Gerber. Highlighted by the dark, lonely "The Roads Are Long in Canada" and the earnest "In the Place of Trust," the album blurs the line between the spiritual and secular worlds. Fans and colleagues praise his lyrical depth and imagination. Franke brings balance and levity to his repertoire with comical tales, including ditties that use personal computers and bicycle repairs as metaphors for sex. "Fuji Blues" finds a frustrated protagonist snickering to a love interest: "Now you've got rust around your axle/and your wheel's a little bent/and there ain't no lubrication/where the lubrication went.

Track List

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 The Roads Are Long in Canada Bob Franke Bob Franke 3:24
2 Inland Sea Bob Franke Bob Franke 2:15
3 There's a Last Time for Everything Bob Franke Bob Franke 3:26
4 In the Place of Trust Bob Franke Bob Franke 3:34
5 For Real Bob Franke Bob Franke 5:52
6 I Won't Feel Lucky ('Til I Get Lucky With You) Bob Franke Bob Franke 2:11
7 Slow Down Bob Franke Bob Franke 5:07
8 Je T'Adore Bob Franke Bob Franke 3:29
9 William the Streak Bob Franke Bob Franke 4:11
10 Straw Against the Chill Bob Franke Bob Franke 5:08
11 Saturn Blues Bob Franke Bob Franke 5:29