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“I Just Keep Fighting the Good Fight”! That has become Bob Pressner’s mantra…a call to action for this formidable singer/songwriter. And no one has fought harder in pursuit of that once elusive dream than Pressner. Which is why his long overdue and well earned success is now becoming a reality.
Yet Pressner’s back story reads like an intrigue filled novel: It was the first World Trade Center bombing that changed Bob Pressner’s life. Working as a commodities trader at the WTC when the bomb hit, he made his way down a dark, smoke filled staircase to the parking garage, only to find his car destroyed and seemingly, no way out. Exhausted, his smoke and dust filled lungs almost bursting, he finally found a passage of light which led him out of that bomb wracked building. A life changing experience indeed and one which convinced him that having been offered a second chance, he was going to make the most of it. And make the most of it, he has. The World Trade Center experience caused him to reevaluate what was truly important to him in life and inspired him to pursue that dream with a new, raw sense of urgency.
Moving his wife and two young daughters to Florida, Bob soon found his place in the sun and he began to write and record with a vengeance he had never experienced before. He recorded and released album after album on his own small label, sending copies off to those in the hierarchy of the music industry, in hopes that someone would recognize and embrace his talent. That call never came. But then an interesting call did come. A friend in Los Angeles had given Bob’s latest CD to writer/producer Jim McGorman. McGorman, who has written and produced albums with artists like, Michelle Branch and Avril Lavigne loved what he heard and asked Bob to “Come to LA and let’s see if we can work together”. Their collaboration was magical. Bob and Jim struck a chord, writing song, after great song. McGorman put together a new, highly energized group of musicians from bands like the Goo Goo Dolls and they went into the studio to record. The result…Bob Pressner’s soon to be released CD entitled, “King of Nothing”. Says McGorman, “Bob Pressner’s music resounds with the heart and soul of a life well lived.”
When a preview of his new CD began making the rounds, that music industry call did come…from the hot, innovative music group, EOne Music, wanting to distribute Bob’s album and putting him in very good company with the likes of Moby, Joan Osborne, Bush, Ashanti and Brian McKnight, among many other prominent EOne Music artists.
Soon others began to discover Pressners songs, like film director Lee Stanley (Gridiron Gang) who placed Bob’s song “Honor Among Thieves” in his next film.
And Bob Pressner’s success just keeps on growing... His music videos have achieved “Top Honors” on YouTube, with an aggregate of over 25 million views. The title track alone, “King of Nothing” has garnered over 13 million views and climbing. Hitting the road with his new band, Pressner sang to a full house at this year’s South By Southwest music festival and a cross country tour is planed for early next year.
Achieving another milestone...his Comcast produced concert entitled, “Bob Pressner Live at Infinity Music Hall”, has been on the air since April, 2012 and out of 4,000 programs, it became Comcast’s #1 rated show for three straight months.
Bob Pressner’s music is spreading throughout the world and has reached out and touched an incredibly diverse audience. His distinctive, soulful voice resonates with all who hear it, as evidenced by his constant Twitter overload.
Though he may have had a bit of a late start in his musical career, when you hear the music from Bob Pressner’s new album, “King of Nothing” and watch him perform, you’ll know that he has found the fast lane on the road to success in the world of music.