by Robert Bell
BOBBY BARE JR.
9 p.m. Juanita's. $12 adv., $15 d.o.s.
Bobby Bare Jr. has been at this music thing for a minute. He had his first Grammy nod at age 8 back in '74 for a duet with his father, the legendary country performer. Their version of the Shel Silverstein number "Daddy What If," was a huge success, reaching No. 2 on the country charts. Bare has released several albums for, among others, Bloodshot Records. His tunes straddle Nashville — where he was born and raised — and the wider world of rock 'n' roll. How many other Music City natives can cover The Smiths or The Pixies and make it sound so natural?
But even with such a pedigree, Bare seems like a very down-to-earth dude. Looking around on his website, it would appear that he is a most game and good-natured performer. You can get him to play a small concert at your house, and you can — for a minor remuneration — be an executive producer on his next album. Now, you will probably be an executive producer only in a very "loose" sense, and your suggestions will likely be considered only in a very "whatever" kinda manner, but still: You'll get your name on that thing.
After the jump, check out "Your Goat is on Fire," from Bare's 2010 album, "A Storm, A Tree, My Mother's Head."