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Bob Kirkpatrick


Dallas-based guitarist, singer, and songwriter Bob Kirkpatrick may possibly not be children name, but he’s been quietly building an audience going back 30 years in clubs around Tx, Mississippi and Louisiana. Although he hadn’t documented in 23 years ahead of 1996’s HEADING BACK to Tx, Kirkpatrick is definitely a regional superstar in the Tx triangle, but since he provides always made family members his first concern, his documenting/blues career dropped someplace down the ladder. Kirkpatrick, delivered in 1934 in Haynesville, LA, became thinking about music at age group six, getting started on piano and switching to electric guitar. Kirkpatrick caused Ivory Joe Hunter while participating in college at Grambling, carrying out some road schedules, nonetheless it wasn’t until he noticed B.B. Ruler in 1958 that he became a genuine convert to the blues. When Kirkpatrick’s doctors suggested that he take the time off from college after a sickness, Kirkpatrick visited Dallas and performed in night clubs while keeping down a number of different day time jobs over time. In 1968, he was provided the opportunity to carry on the road as an alternative guitarist for Bobby “Blue” Bland’s regular guitarist, but Kirkpatrick thought we would stay house with his small children. Kirkpatrick’s sibling was associated with the Newport Folk Event and could book him many times, from 1970. In 1973, he documented Sense The Blues for Moses Asch’s Folkways Information (now marketed with the Smithsonian Organization). Kirkpatrick remained in Dallas, increasing his kids and playing in the Elks Lodge in south Dallas on weekends for 16 years. After retiring in 1986, Kirkpatrick was urged to reunite around the bandstand at region blues clubs by way of a friend who possessed a club. Because the middle-1980s, he continues to be writing new tunes and playing regionally once again. Collectors may choose to look around vinyl fabric shops for his Folkways recording, but better to discover is usually his 1996 JSP recording HEADING BACK To Tx, which ultimately shows B.B. King’s impact on his vocals and acoustic guitar playing. Four years later on, Kirkpatrick released Travel Across Tx.

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Music Songs Going Back To Texas, I Been Down So Long, Watergate Blues, I Need Your Love So Bad, Old Friend of Mine, Shock and Surprise, Schefel, Sad, Sad Blues, Big Feet, When the Sun Rose This Morning, Every-Ree Day, It's That Time of Year Again, I Got Love, Lovely Lady, All the Other Children, That Was Not the Plan, I've Been Down So Long, Sweet Little Angel, House Calls, Nothing In My House, I Want To See Her, Everyday, In The Evening, Only What We Wear, Rainbows, Stormy Monday, Reminiscing, I Don't Know Why, Little Girl, And Then, Blues Bars, Absence
Albums Going Back To Texas, London Road, Feeling the Blues

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2016 Festival Award International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema, London Best Supporting Actor Blue Collar Boys (2013)

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2015 Jury Prize Northern Virginia International Film and Music Festival Best Actor Feature Film Blue Collar Boys (2013)

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