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Bobtown / Blog


Hey friends, we just returned from an awesome time in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in Montreat, North Carolina, where we attended and showcased at the Southeast Regional Folk Alliance! Videos to come soon, till then, here's some pics!



So, if you're looking for this sort of info, here's a list of our most recent press (as of September, 2012). Many thanks to each of these blogs/magazines for their support!

27 LEGGIES (UK); 9-28-12 http://27leggies.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/reviewing-and-shining.html

BROOKLYN COUNTRY; 9-20-12 http://brooklyncountry.com/

MAD MACKEREL; 8-31-2012 http://madmackerel.org/2012/08/31/mad-mackerel-recommends-bobtown/

BEAT SURRENDER; 8-20-12 http://www.beat-surrender.com/2012/09/20/bobtown-trouble-i-wrought/

FOLK WORLD, CD REVIEW, EU; 3-2011 http://www.folkworld.de/44/e/cds8.html

BY BENNY BLOG; CD REVIEW, 3-2011 http://bybenny.blogspot.com/2011/03/bobtown-bobtown.html

ROOTS TIME, CD REVIEW, BELGIUM; 2-21-11 Dutch: http://www.rootstime.be/

BETWEEN THOUGHT AND EXPRESSION; 2-6-11 http://betweenthoughtandexpressionmusic.blogspot.com/search/label/Covers

MTV MUSIC BLOG; 1-26-11 http://blog.mtvmusic.com/page/6/

LATEST MUSIC HEADLINES BLOG; 1-26-11 http://www.latestmusicheadlines.com/2011/01/bobtown-folks-up-%E2%80%9Cdon%E2%80%99t-fear-the-reaper%E2%80%9D/

COVER ME; 1-24-11 http://www.covermesongs.com/tag/bobtown

PZC MAGAZINE (Netherlands); 1-19-11 http://www.pzc.nl/algemeen/cultuur/7994190/Onderhuids-zit-de-boodschap.ece

ROOTS HIGHWAY, CD REVIEW, ITALY; 1-14-11 http://www.rootshighway.it/Shortcuts/shortarc147.htm(Fabio Cerbone)

LUCID CULTURE BEST TRACKS OF 2010 LIST, 12-10 http://lucidculture.wordpress.com/2010/02/09/the-100-best-tracks-of-2010-100-best-songs-of-2010-100-best-cuts-of-2010-whatever-you-want-to-call-this/

LUCID CULTURE BEST ALBUMS OF 2010 LIST, 12-10 http://lucidculture.wordpress.com/2010/12/27/the-100-best-albums-of-2010/

DES MOINES CITYVIEW CD FEATURE/REVIEW, 12-16-10 http://www.dmcityview.com/2010/12/16/music/check.html

BEAT SURRENDER CD FEATURE, 12-9-10 http://www.beat-surrender.com/2010/12/09/bobtown-st-2010/

THE DELI, BAND FEATURE, 11-26-10 http://nyc.thedelimagazine.com/node/3693

AMERICANA UK CD REVIEW, 10-20-10 http://www.americana-uk.com/index.php?option=com_zoo&task=item&item_id=285&Itemid=209

LUCID CULTURE CD REVIEW, 9-2-10 http://lucidculture.wordpress.com/2010/09/02/

MUSE'S MUSE CD REVIEW, 8-27-10 http://www.musesmuse.com/mrev-bobtown-bobtown.html

LUCID CULTURE, LIVE PERFORMANCE REVIEW, 1-10-10 http://lucidculture.wordpress.com/2010/01/13/concert-review-bobtown-at-spikehill-brooklyn-ny-11010/



BOBTOWN on INTERNET RADIO: NPR's "All Songs Considered/Second Stage" Podcast SOMA FM, "Boot Liquor" show RADIO-FREE AMERICANA HEARTLAND PUBLIC RADIO Bluegrass-Gospel Station FOLK ALLEY "Open Mic" HELLHOUND RADIO "Found Frequencies" ROOTS PARADISE (Netherlands) with various hosts/shows playing us

BOBTOWN on TERRESTRIAL RADIO, EUROPE: “Folk It” *Concertzender C (Amsterdam, Netherlands) "Landslide" - Radio Purmerend (The Netherlands) Radio Waddenzee 1602 AM (The Netherlands) "American Sound" "Songriver" - Omroep IJsselmond 104.1 FM (The Netherlands) CountryMusic 24 (Berlin, Germany) "Hillbilly Rockhouse" "Radio Girl" - Dollard Radio (The Netherlands) "A Shake of Music" - Radio Gouwestad (The Netherlands) "Tuesday Night Americana Club" - Radio Noordoost Friesland (The Netherlands) "Country File" - Havenstad FM (The Netherlands)

BOBTOWN on TERRESTRIAL RADIO, U.S.: WUSB 90.1 (Stonybrook College, NY) - "Bob Longman Show" WFDU 89.1 (Teaneck, NJ) - "Carnival of Song" & "Traditions" WMUH 91.7 (Allentown, PA) - "AM/FM Tuesday" WVEW 107.7 (Brattleboro, VT) - "Rip Van Winkle" WESU 88.1 (Middletown, CN) - Various shows WFUV 90.7 (NY, NY) - "Woody's Children" IOWA PUBLIC RADIO "The Folk Tree" with Karen Impola Broadcasts on: KWNJ 91.1 FM – Bettendorf KUNY 91.5 FM - Clear Lake/Mason City KRNI 1010 AM - Clear Lake/Mason City KUNI 101.7 FM – Des Moines KDMR 88.9 FM - Des Moines KDUB 89.7 FM - Dubuque KUNI 98.7 FM - Dubuque KUNI 94.5 FM - Quad Cities, Iowa/Illinois KUNI 102.1 FM - Quad Cities, Iowa/Illinois NEW MEXICO PUBLIC RADIO'S "Afternoon Freeform" With Harry Norton Broadcasts on: KUNM, 89.9 Albuquerque/Santa Fe, NM KBOM 88.7 Socorro, NM KRRT 90.9 (Arroyo Seco/Taos, NM) KRRE 91.9 Las Vegas, NM KRAR 91.9 Española, NM K220EM 91.9 Nageezi, NM K216CT 90.5 Eagle Nest, NM K216CU 91.1 Cuba, NM “UNDERCURRENTS” on NPR with Greg McVicar Broadcasts on: KUCB - Unalaska, AK KNBA - Anchorage, AK KDUB - Dubuque, IA KRNI - Mason City, IA KUNY - Mason City, IA KDMR - Mitchellville, IA KOJI - Okoboji, IA KDWI - Ottumwa, IA KWIT - Sioux City, IA WEFT - Champaign, IL WEMU - Ypsilanti, MI KUMD - Duluth, MN WTIP - Grand Marais, MN KVSC - St Cloud, MN KSRQ - Thief River Falls, MN KGVA - Fort Belknap, MT KCIE - Dulce, NM KUUT - Farmington, NM KABR - Magdalena, NM KTDB - Pine Hill, NM KSHI - Zuni, NM WITH - Ithaca, NY KIYU - Galena, AK KHNS - Haines, AK KHUS - Huslia, AK KRNN - Juneau, AK KALG - Kaltag, AK KOYU - Koyukuk, AK KMXT (HD-2) - Kodiak, AK KNUL - Nulato, AK KRBY - Ruby, AK WLJS - Jacksonville, AL KUYI - Hotevilla, AZ KCRJ - Jerome, AZ KJZK - Kingman, AZ KJZP - Prescott, AZ KOHN - Sells, AZ KPYT - Tuscon, AZ KGHR - Tuba City, AZ KJZA - Williams, AZ KAWC - Yuma, AZ KHSU - Arcata, CA KPFA* - Berkeley, CA KNCA - Burney / Redding, CA KHSR - Crescent City, CA KECG - El Cerrito, CA KIDE - Hoopa, CA KNSQ - Mt. Shasta, CA KOPA - Pala, CA KRZA - Alamosa, CO KSJD - Cortez, CO KDNG - Durango, CO KSUT - Ignacio, CO KUTE - Ignacio, CO KVMT - Montrose, CO KPGS - Pagosa Springs, CO KVNF - Paonia, CO KWMV - Westcliffe, CO KWNJ - Bettendorf/Quad Cities, IA KUNI - Cedar Falls, IA WRFA - Jamestown, NY WUOW - Oneonta, NY KCNP - Ada, OK KSMF - Ashland, OR KSBA - Coos Bay, OR KSKF - Klamath Falls, OR KCUW - Pendleton, OR KWSO - Warm Springs, OR KUT - Austin, TX KEOS - Bryan, TX KXT (KKXT) - Dallas, TX KNCH - San Angelo, TX WVRU - Radford, VA KSER - Everett, WA WOJB - Hayward, WI WDRT - Viroqua, WI KWRR - Ethete, WY Tribal Voice Radio - Juneau, AK (Internet only)


Our thanks go out to MICHAEL SWANGER who recently wrote a very nice review of our CD for Des Moines' alt-weekly magazine, CITYVIEW. Someday we'll put together a summer tour going at least halfway cross-country playing mostly county and state fairs, ending with the grand dame of them all, the Iowa State Fair. Pipe in if you've got suggestions for venues/fairs on the I-80 route between New York City and Des Moines!

Cheers, -katherine & bobtown

“BOBTOWN” Independent release (December 16, 2010)

Lots of great music was born from field hollers over the years, though it is a long-lost musical tradition that exists today mostly in history books and Library of Congress recordings. That is, except for Bobtown, a quintet from New York (of all places) with a knack for reviving timeless prairie and mountain music from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Founded by Fort Dodge native Katherine Etzel, who started writing field hollers, gospel numbers, bluegrass tunes and country music in 2007 based on her experiences of walking beans and corn in her home state, Bobtown was formed in 2008. During its two short years, the group has found its voice as purveyors of traditional American music as heard on its new album which covers everything from hair-raising gospel harmonies (“Take Me Down”) and puritan folk (“My Soul”), to country-tinged ballads (“Short Life of Trouble”) and pre-war blues (“Hell and Gone”). CV