bob simpson

bob simpson

 San Angelo, Texas, USA
BandFolkAmericana

Accomplished guitarist and singer/songwriter Bob Simpson writes songs that are raw, compelling and insightful look into life, loss and love. If you have to put a label on Bob it would be Americana, a combination of Ryan Adams and Hank Williams.

Biography

Born and raised in West Texas, Bob remembers when he was just 2 years old and his dad played him a Merle Haggard album. That’s all it took. He was hooked on classic country….Willie Nelson, Hank Williams, Bob Wills, Marty Robbins, George Jones, Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn, just to name a few. Texas based singer/ songwriter, Bob Simpson creates tales of life & love. If you had to put a label on him it would be “Americana”. His songs are a melding of the old & new. Bob’s songwriting influences are a crazy quilt of past and present greats: Hank, Townes and Dylan…Ryan Adams and Cory Brannan. Bob absorbs it all and looks to carry the torch to the next generation with classics of his own. When Bob was15, he read about Eric Clapton teaching himself to play guitar at 17, so (no money to afford lessons) he taught himself to play guitar. Later on, listening to James Iha’s “ Let It Come Down” and Ryan Adams (writing with Whiskeytown), he was inspired to write.

We all have questions and doubts about life and love. Bob’s songs give us an insightful look at love, loss and living. Two of the songs that are on the cd, "Lonely For You" and "Love Is Hell" were used in the independent film "Dead In Love".

Bob Simpson’s first cd was released by Wayfair Records produced by Gary Laney who was chief engineer at Sound Emporium Recording Studios in Nashville working on albums by Keith Whitley, Trisha Yearwood, Texas Tornados, Al Kooper, REM, Alan Jackson, Don Williams and New Grass Revival to name a few.

You could label Bob’s music Americana, Alt-Country, Singer/Songwriter or Contemporary Folk. Artist that he is similar to would be Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark, Ryan Adams, Hank Williams or Cory Brannan.Bob’s show set-up will be 1 voc mic and di for Bob’s vocals and acoustic when he does a solo plus 1 mic for harmonies& perc. as a duo and Di for bass and 7 mics for drums when he has his band The Marigolds.
Bob’s cd is available at www.bobsimpsonmusic.com, www.lonestarmusic.com, www.amazon.com, www.gimmesound.com/bobsimpson , www.soundcloud.com/bobsimpson , iTUNES , cdbaby , napster, amazonMP3., LaLa. and Waterloo Records in Austin, Tx. & Hastings in San Angelo, Tx.

Lyrics

good as gold

Written By: bob simpson

“Good As Gold”

My disposition
I’m like a map or a road that goes nowhere; she won’t follow me here
She’s a firecracker; like a burninging lamp
I’m a lonely detonator emptied from the past

Chorus: She’s loud like silence
Flows like the flood
She shines like silver but she’s just as good as gold

On a Friday Morning or a Sunday night
Leaves me with no indication; no wrong for a right
Long past the sunset, streaming in the blood
That’s when I’ll be thinking about her but she will never know

Chorus: She’s loud like silence
Flows like the flood
She shines like silver but she’s just as good as gold
*She’s just as good as gold

So where do I go to now?
Do I wait for a new day to come around?
Do I wait?

Chorus: She’s loud like silence
Flows like the flood
She shines like silver but she’s just as good as gold
(repeat chorus again)

Ballad Of A Breaking Heart

Written By: bob simpson

Ballad of a Breaking Heart

Your eyes are that color of blue that’s just as I feel
There’s a ringing of bells and a singing breakman in my ear
My mind rolls like a train on the thoughts of you as the tracks
Babe, I got a feeling you ain’t ever coming back

I said I’d leave you alone and alone is how I feel
Being without you is sad and somewhat hard to deal
But when I listen to “Listen Closely” my heart it just kills
I’ve been weeping for days and baby it’s hard to change

You’re my wheel that rolls and the flowers that bloom in my spring
My heart keeps breaking so much that I can’t stand the sting
I remember the red lights we’d stop at and the green ones where we’d go
My nights are empty and my summertime feels so cold

My precious one you were, my precious one you will always be
And the “Lovesick Blues” never sounded so true to me
I’m walking the floor and I’m praying to the lord for some rain
In my heart baby, you will always be the same

A movie script was what we wrote when we first met
We fit like a glove and in my jacket you left your cigarettes
I can still feel the touch your kiss and the scent of your skin
Believe you me, getting over you, I’m not going to win

good as gold

Written By: bob simpson

“Good As Gold”

My disposition
I’m like a map or a road that goes nowhere; she won’t follow me here
She’s a firecracker; like a burninging lamp
I’m a lonely detonator emptied from the past

Chorus: She’s loud like silence
Flows like the flood
She shines like silver but she’s just as good as gold

On a Friday Morning or a Sunday night
Leaves me with no indication; no wrong for a right
Long past the sunset, streaming in the blood
That’s when I’ll be thinking about her but she will never know

Chorus: She’s loud like silence
Flows like the flood
She shines like silver but she’s just as good as gold
*She’s just as good as gold

So where do I go to now?
Do I wait for a new day to come around?
Do I wait?

Chorus: She’s loud like silence
Flows like the flood
She shines like silver but she’s just as good as gold
(repeat chorus again)

Lonely For You

Written By: Bob Simpson


I want to be where you are tonight
I want to hold you under the moonlight
I want to be next to you tonight
I want to kiss you under the starlit sky

Chorus: Here I am and it’s 3 AM
How I adore you; I’m thinking of you
As I sit up in my bed; thoughts of you in my head
I’m lonely for you tonight

I want to lay next to you tonight
I want to feel you pressed up against mine
I want to sleep next to you tonight
I want to hold you all through the long night

Chorus: Here I am and it’s 3 AM
How I adore you; I’m thinking of you
As I sit up in my bed; thoughts of you in my head
I’m lonely for you tonight

Chorus: Here I am and it’s 3 AM
How I adore you; I’m thinking of you
As I sit up in my bed; thoughts of you in my head
I’m lonely for you tonight

Discography

1 cd - BOB SIMPSON on Wayfair Records.

Set List

10-13 originals and 5-10 covers of classic country, americana and folk.