Friday - May, 24 @ 8:00pm
Warren mixes pitch-perfect word play, keen observations, and evocative insights." -- Greg Haymes, Nippertown
Bob's music reflects a poetic artistry that is both articulate and evocative. With his roots in the folk troubadour tradition, Bob's writing is surprisingly diverse. From musicals to rock and everything in between, Bob's music shares his humor, wit, and heart. The songs address a wide range of topics: one, a portrait of The Battenkill (the river that flows through his town), another, an adrenaline rush of a song about his former noisy neighbors, yet another written for the AARP crowd. Social commentary about the peace movement, born again philosophy, and the ongoing debate following the shooting in Newtown, CT also play a role in Bob's writing. Then, there are the catchy, soulful tunes that just feel good like a summer's day at the beach!
A songwriter of many styles of music, Bob's songs have been recorded by blues guitarist and singer Joan Crane, pop singer Mallory O'Donnell, and reggae/R&B singer Minna Lee. He has received funding from theThe New York State Council on the Arts to write music for dance/dramatic presentations, and has written songs for radio spots for The U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Bob Warren's new 10 song CD, "All the Days of the World", spotlights his songwriting and singing in an intimate aural setting. Spare, but satisfying arrangements feature many of his long-time musical compadres, including Tony Markellis on bass, Joy MacKenzie singing harmony, Matt Donnelly on keyboards, Danny Whelchel plays percussion and brother Don Warren adds some of his signature electric guitar. As fellow singer/songwriter Michael Jerling says, "One of the tunes on the CD is called "Writer's Block". It is a funny song; but if Bob suffers from writer's block, he's got me fooled."
650A Congress Street, Portland ME
- Mon: 5PM-11PM
- Tues: 6PM-12AM
- Wed: 5PM-12AM
- Thurs: 5PM-12AM
- Fri & Sat: 5PM-1AM
- Sun: 4PM-10PM
Blue has won Portland’s Best Jazz Venue for several years in a row and dedicates every Saturday night to Jazz at Blue.
We are a DONATION BASED venue. Please show your support to the musicians by donating to the basket by the stage. Because we don’t charge a cover and 100% of your donations go to the musicians we respectfully ask that each person make a ONE PURCHASE MINIMUM of food/beverage to help support the room. All seats are first come, first served (feel free to share a table). We do not take reservations.