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Bobtown / Bio

"If you're looking for acoustic gothic-folk-Americana kissed with gorgeous harmonies then look no further." -Americana UK

NYC’s Bobtown formed in 2007 as an a-Cappella group with a focus on original, contemporary field hollers. Over several years, the band added instrumentation and their repertoire evolved to include bits of pop, bluegrass, R & B, Americana and gospel in a roots music mash-up bound together by a continuous thread of innovative vocal harmonies.

Bobtown has recorded three full-length CDs—their eponymous debut in 2010, Trouble I Wrought in 2012, and in November of 2014, A History of Ghosts. Their first two albums enjoyed international radio exposure and accolades, including a feature on NPR. A History of Ghosts debuted with the #1 song on the Roots Music Report's Weekly Top 50 Contemporary Folk Songs; and in December, the band saw their CD rise to #1 on the Roots Music Report’s Contemporary Top 50 Folk Albums.

John Platt of NYC’s revered radio station WFUV named Bobtown one of his "top musical discoveries of 2013," and another reviewer said of the group: “The five members of Bobtown present a unique and compelling blend of voices and instruments that move gracefully between elegy and celebration.”


*2009 Dance Now Downtown Festival Featured Accompanists
*Hardly Strictly Bluegrass/Steam Powered Hour Finalists, 2011
*2012 Susie Wollenberg Showcase Artist, Northeast Regional Folk
Alliance Conference
*2012 Quad Showcase Artist, Northeast Regional Folk
Alliance Conference
*2012, NPR "All Songs Considered" Feature
*"10 Best Albums of 2012" New York Music Daily
*Top International Radio Airplay Albums of 2012, Roots Music Report
*# 1 Group Album of 2012, WTUF Americana Radio Hour
*Favorite Albums of 2012, WMSC Radio Nowhere
*2013 Falcon Ridge Music Festival Emerging Artist
*Top Music Discoveries of 2013, John Platt, WFUV
*2014 Huntington Folk Festival Headliners
*2014 CT Folk Festival Featured Performers
*2014 Northeast Regional Folk Alliance Formal Showcase Artist
*2014, "A History of Ghosts" Debuts # 1 on The Roots Music Report's Weekly Top 50 Contemporary Folk Songs,
*2014, A History of Ghosts climbs to # 1 on the Roots Music Report's Weekly Top 50 Contemporary Folk Albums,

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Folk / Americana

Contact Info

New York, NY
Katherine Etzel

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