You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to www.journalgazette.net/newsletter and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

Music

  • Associate: Tommy Ramone, last of the Ramones, dies
    Tommy Ramone, a co-founder of the seminal punk band the Ramones and the last surviving member of the original group, has died, a business associate said Saturday.
  • Foreigner concert sells out again
    All seats for Saturday night's Foreigner concert at Foellinger Theatre have been sold, including additional seats made available near the stage, the city's Parks and Recreation Department said today.
  • Music
    ACOUSTICTODAY – Dee Bees – 9 p.m.; Acme Bar and Grill, 1105 E. State Blvd.; no cover; 480-2263. TODAY – Quincy Sanders and Quinsanity – 9 p.m.
Advertisement

Country icon returns

Bare

Bobby Bare is one of country music’s legends. As an artist and a songwriter and a song publisher, he’s been a linchpin in classic country music since his song “Detroit City” became a country hit in 1963.

Since that time, he’s championed songwriters, including Shel Silverstein, Billy Joe Shaver and Tom T. Hall, either publishing and/or recording their classic songs.

“They’re the ones I always hung out with because they’re so aware of everything that’s going on around them. You could take ’em up to Wall Street and put them in a room and they’d still be the brightest lights there. They might not be the best-educated, but they’re extremely bright.”

Bare’s new album, “Darker Than Light,” is his first in nearly a decade and is made up of classic folk standards and modern numbers by songwriting greats.

“I’ve been wanting to do this for 25 years and couldn’t get anyone excited about it,” says Bare in a call from his Nashville home.

“I love these old folk songs. They’re so honest, so raw and the melodies are so good. That’s the reason they’ve been around for hundreds of years.”

Bare isn’t as well known in his home country, but he recently achieved renewed stardom in Norway when his song “Things Change” was a finalist in the Eurovision contest.

“If I get tired of walking around here and nobody knowing who I am, I can go over there where I’m a rock star!”

Bare chuckles.

Advertisement