Singer-songwriter Bare to perform at Proud Larry’s

Check out music by Bobby Bare Jr. at bobbybarejr.com.

Check out music by Bobby Bare Jr. at bobbybarejr.com.

BY SHEENA BARNETT
Daily Journal

OXFORD – It’s been a minute since Bobby Bare Jr. released any new music, but his fans won’t have to wait long.

Bare has both a new album and a documentary in the works.

“I’ll have a new album that goes out in January or February, and the documentary will be released at the same time,” he said in a phone interview with the Daily Journal, “and they’re gonna show the movie where I”m touring. It’s exciting.”

A trailer for the doc, “Don’t Follow Me (I’m Lost)” is up now on his website. It shows Bare, son of country musician Bobby Bare, making music and being a family man.

His last album, “A Storm, A Tree, My Mother’s Head” was released in 2010. The singer-songwriter is excited about the new tunes.

“It’s got the heaviest rock stuff I’ve done, and probably the most gentle country stuff,” he said. “Recording a record’s like doing your hair and make-up in a dark room. You don’t know what you’ve done until you let other people see it.”

When he plays Proud Larry’s next week, he’ll play both older tunes – tracks from his solo records and songs he recorded with his band, Bare Jr. – as well as stuff from the new album.

“There’s a song called ‘North of Alabama,’ a song that goes over better than anything we’ve ever played,” he said. “It’s so much fun.”

sheena.barnett@journalinc.com

On Stage

WHO: Bobby Bare Jr.

WHEN: 9:30 p.m. Aug. 24

WHERE: Proud Larry’s, Oxford

COST: $10

EXTRA: 18 and up