I am completely stoked to play the Brandon Folk Fest this summer! Headlined by one of my all time favorite singer-songwriters Richard Thompson and with tons of talent including my friend the iconic Canadiana troubadour Joey Only! And I am thrilled to announce that I’ll be touring Thunderchild again this spring (April/May) in Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, playing different towns and cities in Quebec and Ontario this April, May and June AND truckin’ across the country for a massive western tour this summer! Dates regularly posted on the show section of my website. Love, Bobby
I’m back in Canada after an inspiring road trip down to Nashville, Tennessee where I saw Willie Nelson for the first time ever and got to spend time with some beautiful friends on the other side of the border! January 20th-27th I am doing a run of shows in Ontario, with solo performances as well as in combos with Bobby Watson, Nichol Robertson and Burke Carroll. I am also sharing the stage with some awesome artists such as Abigail Lapell, Sarah Jane Scouten, Angie Gunn, GT Harris and the Gunslingers and the Rotted Roots Ramblers! More details listed in the show section of my website!
Lyrics and music written by Bobby Dove SOCAN 2016
Recorded at James McKenty’s Studio, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. Mastered by Harris Newman at Grey Market Mastering, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Bobby Dove – Vocals and electric guitar
Anna Ruddick – Bass
Bob Cohen – Electric guitar
Laura Bates – Violin
Shai Peer – Organ
Taylor Knox- Drums
“Bobby Dove is a gifted artist, and a brilliant new light on the songwriting scene. Her songs speak to my heart, and I think you should give her a listen. Her work is a link in the chain that binds the future to the past. A time traveler, Bobby’s songs meld genres with the touch of a master. I am a fan”
Mary Gauthier (singer-songwriter)
As of now you can pre-order Thunderchild on CD or digitally! I’ve launched an indiegogo page where I am offering merch bundles including the Dovemobile T-shirt featuring an original drawing by Doug Short, and Bobby Dove bandanas designed by Julia Narveson! I’m also offering house concerts and video performances as part of the campaign! Thanks for checking out the funding campaign and sharing the link https://igg.me/at/bobbydovethunderchild LOVE, Bobby Dove
October 25th 2016 I am releasing my debut full-length album THUNDERCHILD online and on CD!!! The album was recorded and produced by James McKenty in Peterborough, Ontario. The fabulous folks who played on this album are Anna Ruddick, Bob Cohen, Burke Carroll, Chris Altmann, Eddy Blake Eaton, Laura Bates, Ryan Barwin, Sam Weber, Shai Peer and Taylor Knox.
Click HERE for advance tickets to my Montreal album launch with special guest Johnny Griffin (John Jacob Magistery) opening the show solo. I will also be releasing THUNDERCHILD in Riverfield, QC, Wakefield QC, Ottawa ON, Peterbrough ON and Toronto ON Oct 26-30 with the smokin’ combo of Burke Carroll (pedal-steel), Arif Mirbaghi (bass) and Justin Ruppel (drums) and appearances by Doug Short (organ, keys), Joel Zifkin (violin), Nichol Robertson (guitar), Laura Bates (violin) and more special guests!!!
AND soon I’ll be announcing additional launch dates in Alberta and BC with guitar slinger and pedal-steel pro Lance Loree! Stay tuned ♥ Bobby
It is with much love that I share this track from my upcoming album, penned by a dear mentor and friend, Bobby Hill.
June 18th 2015 I was beginning a songwriting workshop with Mary Gauthier in Nashville, Tennessee. During the first few hours of the workshop I got the news from home that Bobby Hill had passed away. When I returned to the room after crying and smoking outside, Mary Gauthier and the rest of our group listened and sang with me on the choruses as I played Bobby Hill’s composition. Written in the 1970’s but never performed or recorded, he had shown and then (in his own words) ‘given to me’ a year earlier, “Welcome To The Real World Again”.
I give you “Too Late to Go Home” from my first full-length album that launches in the fall of 2016!!! In the past few years I have embarked on a kind of country-blues pilgrimage, seeking not gods or miracles, but songs and mentors, stories and friends. I have been guided by my inner voice and teachers who have shown up in many forms, encouraging and inspiring me to shed fear and doubt. Heroes often die in the making. I hope this tune speaks to fellow songwriters and anyone who has felt the need to celebrate and mourn their heroes, whether old or young, renowned or underground.
Lyrics and music by Bobby Dove – Socan/Ascap 2016
Recorded at James McKenty’s Studio, Peterborough, On, Canada
Photo by Bill Foster at the Andrew Johnson Building, Knoxville TN