Bobby Bookout

Bobby Bookout

 Austin, Texas, USA

Bobby's love for music is reflected in his songwriting. Open and never limited... A primary footing in a very broad Rock style to a very heavy twist of roots/blues, to a melancholic sometimes country'ish singer/songwriter feel, hints of Latin influence scattered, remaining soulful through all of it.

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One of Will's – Will Tompkins

…and now for an after dinner late, LATE night snack...Bobby Bookout! Now that was a kick ass opening to the set, fast and fun, hot damn I wish my wife was here (she would've died with all the damn cigarette smoke though). I remain thoroughly impressed as it was pretty damn near a packed house and as soon as Bobby hit the stage there was actually a push forward. WTF?!?
The lead guitar seemed to have that Memphis blues sound as he played some of his licks and as I sat there looking around at everyone enjoying the music, I came to the stark realization that this is just simply BAD ASS date music. Now hear my out before you laugh to hard (and before you get pissed Bobby), but it's like this...dinner, maybe a movie, and then a nice live performance, "warm it up before you take it home" kind of music, ha! There I said it!
It's rocking enough for the guys to like and smooth enough to make all the ladies squeal and yell. Bobby even has a couple of pantie droppers in his repertoire, and I am telling you all the ladies were on the dance floor, down in front dancing and swinging away. This was repeated a second time right at the end of the set and this time the ladies were dragging the men out onto the floor and grinding it out. NOW do ya see what I mean by "date music". OOOHHH I wish my wife had made this show.
Thanks Bobby Bookout, look forward to the next one. I think i'll take a date and we'll have dinner on our way to the show ;-)
-Will Tompkins

InSite Magazine's Sean Claes reviews Bobby's debut – Sean Claes, InSite Magazine

"Bobby’s a powerhouse of a singer with an easy to listen to, JasonMraz-meets-Maroon5 voice. He penned the bulk of the songs & they are as complex lyrically as the wonderful music each track features. Each of the 14 tracks on this release has a unique feel, perfect to showcase his vocals. The 1st 3, each a big musical departure, seem to set the pace. The album kicks off with the U2esque “Never Say Goodnight” then into “Remedy,” a song that reminds me of Santana/Rob Thomas’s “Smooth”. 3rd up is the stripped down acoustic heartbreak ballad “Meant To Be.” Bobby gives a shoutout to the town he’s called home since 2007 in “Austin.” “Tanjentz” is a mid-paced bluesy jam about love that strikes like a match. “Broken Promises” & “Last Words” are slow ballads that remind me of Austin’s The Will Evans Project. Although each song seems to flow in a different direction, it is apparent that it all comes from the same source in this mighty good hour-long listen."
— Sean Claes, 52 Austin CD Reviews in 52 Weeks