× Bob Wayne's camper rolls out for 80 (!) days European tour THIS WEEK

Bob Wayne's camper rolls out for 80 (!) days European tour THIS WEEK

12-05-2015

Bob Wayne is back with an impressive new album called 'Back To The Camper' on People Like You Records. Bob Wayne has been living in a camper now for over 10 years, besides this the title is symbolic to him leaving Century Media in the US and getting back to the DIY approach. The switch is almost as abrupt as was his rise in ranks, going from selling burned CD-Rs at his shows to professional packaging and major distribution. It's apparent after getting only a couple of songs into 'Back To The Camper', that it's actually a step forward for him and not a step back!

There's plenty of homespun (or roadspun) yarns, including the great lead-off track 'Sam Tucker' (about a gold miner) and album highlight 'Granuaile' (a sea shanty about a pirate queen who is one of Wayne's descendants), but there's also the surprisingly wistful and poetic 'The River', and a dialogue with God, 'Hillbilly Heaven', to keep listeners on their toes. Most notably, there are duets with truckin' country legend Red Simpson and Elizabeth Cook--which should be enough to get folks paying attention to this release.

Ultimately Back to the Camper is Bob Wayne's best work to date; retaining enough of his personae to connect with longtime supporters, but moving forward enough to attract new fans. The only question of authenticity that needs to be answered concerns his merit as an artist, and this record answers that. As a songwriter and an entertainer, Wayne is the real deal, and that's all that matters. Be sure to check him out if the camper rolls near your town. The European tour starting mid-May covers 80 (!) days straight and is the longest he’s ever done in Europe. All tourdates are listed on below:

BOB WAYNE - EUROPE - TOURDATES:
15-05-2014: Den Haag (NL) @ Paard
16-05-2014: Nijmegen (NL) @ Merleyn
17-05-2014: Utrecht (NL) @ Tivoli de Helling
18-05-2014: Hoogeveen (NL) @ Blues & Bluegrass Festival
19-05-2014: London (UK) @ Hoxton Bar & Grill
20-05-2014: Newcastle (UK) @ The Cluny
21-05-2014: Birmingham (UK) @ The Temple
22-05-2014: Vorselaar (BE) @ JC Staminee
23-05-2014: Rennes (FR) @ Mondo Bizarro
24-05-2014: Cambrai (FR) @ American Journeys Festival
25-05-2014: Davezieu @ Tattoo Motor show festival
26-05-2014: Bordeaux (FR) @ Respublica Club
27-05-2014: Perpignan (FR) @ Le Crockmore
28-05-2014: Zaragoza (ESP) @ Explosivo Club
29-05-2014: Caceres (ESP) @ Mastropiero
30-05-2014: Lisbon (PT) @ Stairway Club
31-05-2014: Louie (PT) @ Bafo de Baco
03-06-2014: Gijon (ESP) @ Sala Acapulco
04-06-2014: Cangas (ESP) @ Salason
05-06-2014: Vittoria (ESP) @ Jardin de Falerina Lorategia
06-06-2014: Madrid (ESP) @ El Sol
07-06-2014: Valencia (ESP) @ Loco Club
08-06-2014: Barcelona (ESP) @ Rocksound
10-06-2014: Brescia (IT) @ Lio Bar
11-06-2014: Savignano sul Rubicone (IT) @ Sidro
12-06-2014: Bologne (IT) @ Freakout Club
13-06-2014: Vogogna (IT) @ Loggia del Leopardo
14-06-2014: Muotathal (CH) @ Rednecks Roadclub
15-06-2014: Olten (CH) @ RHAMC Overland
16-06-2014: Geneva (CH) @ L Usine
17-06-2014: Vienna (AT) @ Rhiz
18-06-2014: Prague (CZ) @ The Rock Cafe
19-06-2014: Ostava (CZ) @ Barrak Club
20-06-2014: Zlin (CZ) @ Mismas Festival
22-06-2014: Darmstadt (DE) @ Knabenschule
23-06-2014: Giessen (DE) @ Rocks Under The Rocks
24-06-2014: Esbjerg (DK) @ Konfus
25-06-2014: Vaxjo (SWE) @ Kafe Deluxe
26-06-2014: Uddevalla (SWE) @ Rootsy Live
27-06-2014: Mariehamn (SWE) Dinosbar
28-06-2014: Seinajoki (FIN) @ Provinssirock Festival
01-07-2014: Stockholm (SWE) @ Stampen
02-07-2014: Goteborg (SWE) @ Pustervik
03-07-2014: Copenhagen (DK) @ Pumpehuset
04-07-2014: Kiel (DE) @ Schaubude
06-07-2014: Glasgow (UK) @ King Tuts Wah Wah Hut
07-07-2014: Comber (NI) @ Enler Delta Blues Club
08-07-2014: Belfast (NI) @ Mc Hughes
09-07-2014: Cork (IRL) @ Crane Lane Theatre
10-07-2014: Clonakilty (IRL) @ De Barras
11-07-2014: Cork (IRL) @ Rising Sons Brewery
12-07-2014: Brixton (UK) @ The Windmill
13-07-2014: Gierle (BE) @ Sjock Festival
15-07-2014: Osnabruck (DE) @ Bastard Club
16-07-2014: Karlsruhe (DE) @ Alte Hackerei
17-07-2014: Dusseldorf (DE) @ Pitcher
18-07-2014: Hamburg (DE) @ Hafenklang
19-07-2014: Berlin (DE) @ Clash
20-07-2014: Toging (DE) @ Silo 1
21-07-2014: Freiburg (DE) @ Walfisch
22-07-2014: Cologne (DE) @ Sonic Ballroom
23-07-2014: Rotterdam (NL) @ Baroeg
24-07-2014: Trier (DE) @ Exhaus
25-07-2014: Eindhoven (NL) @ Altstadt
26-07-2014: Wolfersheim (DE) @ Antik Cafe
28-07-2014: Paris (FR) @ La Mecanique ondulatoire
29-07-2014: Pradelles (FR) @ Aux Legendes
01-08-2014: Gomene (FR) @ Le Pub Follette
02-08-2014: Binic (FR) @ Binic Folks Blues Festival
03-08-2014: Binic (FR) @ Binic Folks Blues Festival

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