Lee Bob & The Truth
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Lee Bob & The Truth

San Francisco, California, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | SELF

San Francisco, California, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2014
Band Rock Americana


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"Lee Bob Watson: Solo at Long Last"

Lee Bob Watson first tasted popularity with his California rock band Jackpot before winning fans with his punk-gospel outfit, Santa Cruz Gospel Choir. Most recently, Watson has launched a solo career after 10 years in the music industry.

Created in 10 days with minimal overdubbing, his solo debut (Aficionado) is built around a lively, natural sound. According to Watson, "The songs on Aficionado grapple with the quest for authenticity in a culture that is based on recycled themes and sounds." - NPR World Cafe

"Lee Bob Watson: 'Living in the Past'"

California's Lee Bob Watson is a country gentleman. He's the kind of guy that lives on slide guitar, scoffs at dance rock, and tries his damndest to make Johnny Cash proud. But on his latest album, Aficionado, Watson pairs his cowboy hat with Chuck Taylor's and adds an indie-rock flavor to his country roots.

Former Cake drummer Todd Roper and current Cake bassist Gabe Nelson back up Watson on the album, which was mostly recorded live with little or no overdubs.

On "Landfill," Watson plays with guitar feedback and criticizes the American Dream much like M. Ward or Conor Oberst's overt social commentary. "Lord I Know" opens with a drum fill straight from the Elvis Costello song "Watching the Detectives." And in his boldest attempt at hipster cred, the faux-disco drums on "Living in the Past" mix with an Elvis Presley-styled slapback vocal and palm muted guitar. - NPR Second Stage


Lee Bob & The Truth : The Truth  (Feb 2015)

Lee Bob & The Truth : 3 song EP (Dec 2014)

Lee Bob Watson : Aficionado (2007)



Lee Bob & The Truth is a Rock & Roll band,  
voices drums guitars and microphones, 
shitty rock and roll on used stereo speakers, 
21st Century Blues for kids and dreamers, 
a street fight, a bar crawl, a hangover, a phone number,  
a chance encounter 50 year love affair, 
a year off that never ended,
a hotel with weekly rates in the Tenderloin
with a coin op television and a bottle of red under the bed,
mix tapes on boom-boxes, at barbecues blasting 
Willie and the Family and Axis: Bold as Love -
Bringing It All Back Home for $1.95 -
waking up in Missouri with a gig in Denver,
Hank Williams on repeat all the way from L.A.,
that Springsteen dude rocking James Brown up in North Beach,
it has not been market tested, 
it will not please everybody,
it will not be told in 140 characters or less ‌ 
The Truth is what is, not what it should be (Lenny Bruce),
Lee Bob & The Truth is a Rock & Roll band.

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