Bob Harp
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Bob Harp

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"This Week's Day-by-Day Picks"

There may not be any real hay at the Stork Club's new Tuesday Night Hayrides, but you can be damn sure that, every Tuesday night starting at 9:30 p.m., KUSF's Los Gatos Superhighway radio program will help you discover any and all stripes of down-home, rootsy, and countryish goodness. Tonight's bill features ...high-lonesome troubadour Bob Harp... - East Bay Express

"Bob Harp - Good Misery Review"

Who is this world-weary cowpoke beckoning to us, hat in hand, guitar slung at the ready? Some say he rode the rails back East and decided one day to visit the ocean. He wound up in Oakland busking at BART stations and singing his songs of heartbreak and restless farewells during rush hours and Saturday nights. Sometimes Bob’s voice harkens back to early Neil Young or Bob Dylan circa Self Portrait and although simple and direct, his lyrics paint images and evoke feelings that are hard to ignore. Anton Patzner’s violin has a nice cozy feel and reminded me of several of my favorite songs by The Band. I also prefered the absence of reverb on songs like “April Fools” and “Reno Town Blues,” where Bob’s voice comes through more intimately and dare I say it….cozy. Dude is getting some radio play and gigs around town a lot these days. For all the latest, check out - Rasputin Music Manifesto - SF Bay Guardian Insert

"Bob Harp"

A talented songwriter steeped in the work of early Dylan, Guthrie and the whole California country rock tradition. - Tom Chandler - KUSF 90.3fm San Francisco - Host of 'Los Gatos Superhighway' Roots Music Show


Collecting Dust - Full Length CD due March 2009
Good Misery - Full Length CD released 2005



Bob Harp is a singer & songwriter of moody folk music rooted in a timeless Americana tradition. His album Good Misery covers road weary travels in melancholy, driving tones.

Accompanied by his guitar and harmonicas, Bob plays regularly throughout the San Francisco area and West Coast. His influences include the alt. country revival of the 1990’s (Gillian Welch, Whiskeytown), but are rooted further back in melodic folk and roots rock of late the 1960’s and 1970’s (Neil Young, Van Morrison).

Good Misery was released in summer of 2005 and is available in record stores throughout the San Francisco area, online, and iTunes for download. The tracks ‘Nashville Ballad’ and ‘Another Day’ have been played on Bay area radio stations KUSF and KPFA, where Bob has also played live in studio several times on long running roots music shows ‘Los Gatos Superhighway’ and ‘Sing Out!’

Bob is currently recording 'Collecting Dust', a new album due for release in March 2009.