MP3 Bobby Boyd - The Honky Tonk Tree
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COUNTRY: Country Rock, ROCK: Rockabilly
"THE HONKY TONK TREE" - Bobby Boyd hit the "Hill Country" west of Austin like a very talented Tornado. He already had written several hit songs for other people - Garth
Brooks - "Two of a Kind, Workin' on a Full House" - etc. and was ready to do something on his own, so he did. This CD is all Bobby Boyd - He wrote, sang and played all the songs. A few of his friends jumped in and sang along in a few spots. I was glad to be one of them. Bobby and myself are especially proud to have a good beer joint like "Poodie's Hilltop" to further our careers. But if you are not lucky enough to be in the "Hill Country" to catch us at Poodie's - live - You can be there in Spirit with "THE HONKY TONK TREE" CD -ENJOY!
Willie Nelson Jan. 13th - Saturday - 2001
Bobby's second CD, "The Honky Tonk Tree", is a smorgasbord of great melodies, wonderful rhythms and intriguing lyrics. With help from Texas buddies Pat Green, Cory Morrow and Willie Nelson guest singing and an old friend Warren Haynes (Allman Brothers' Band and Government Mule), the CD packs quite a punch with styles ranging from blues, honky tonk country to swamp rock without losing the over-all feel and spirit of the project. "I came to the Austin area to introduce my music and to tap the abundant talent pool", Bobby said and tap it he has, working with top-notch musicians chosen to compliment his songs and smoky vocal style. The current line-up proves his commitment to bringing only the best to the stage:
Bobby Boyd makes his home in Spicewood, Texas. He began his musical career at the age of twelve, singing in Tennessee with his brothers in a band called the Boyd Brothers. In the late 60's to the early 70's, Bobby was performing five hours a night, six nights a week in Chattanooga at a club called The Castaways. The band at this time consisted of a five piece horn section and a rockin' rhythm section. They performed on shows with Little Richard, The Coasters, The Platters and various other Vegas performers.
He then began writing as a staff writer for Jimmy Bowen at Elektra Asylum Publishing in 1980. While in Nashville, Bobby wrote songs recorded by Garth Brooks, Conway Twitty, George Jones, Patty Loveless, Earl Thomas Conley, Billy Dean, Vern Gosdin and various others in the country field. In the Pop & Blues categories, he has collaborated on songs recorded by artists like Dobie Gray and Larry McCray and W.C. Clark.
One night in Nashville he wrote one of the most successful songs Garth Brooks has ever recorded. "Two Of A Kind Workin' On A Full House" (an ode to Bobby's parents) has been released on four of Brooks' top selling CD's (No Fences, The Hits, The Box Set, and The Live Album) selling in excess of eighty million copies. Bobby's song was also released on the "Garth Brooks Live From Central Park" video, adding to its success.
The last few years has seen Bobby getting back to his R&B roots, writing some of his most memorable material to date with such notable tunesmiths as Kostas and Lonnie Mack.
A move to the Austin, Texas area from Nashville a few years ago has also been conducive to his writing and performing. He has been collaborating with such Austin legends as Stephen Bruton (Bonnie Raitt, Kris Kristoferson) and the "Godfather Of Austin Blues", W.C. Clark. Bobby's strong stage presence and powerhouse band has landed him an opening spot on several of Willie Nelson and Family's tour dates, including a standing slot on Willie's legendary Fourth of July Picnic, as well as dates with Pat Green, Billy Joe Shaver, Toby Keith, Cory Morrow, Kevin Fowler, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Dub Miller, Roger Creager and many others.
Bobby Boyd received THE W.C. HANDY AWARD for "THE BLUES SONG OF THE YEAR" in 2003 for the song entitled, "LET IT RAIN" written by Bobby Boyd, Grey Gregson and W.C. Clark.
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