American Songwriter Presents: Bobby Bare, Jr. And Friends at Mercy Lounge on May 3

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On May 3, American Songwriter will present a star-studded night in celebration of the release of Bobby Bare Jr.’s new album Undefeated at Mercy Lounge in Nashville.

The evening will also feature appearances by a slew of special guests, including country music legend Bobby Bare Sr., bar-band troubadour Cory Branan, and the low-down R-rated country duo Birdcloud.

Buy tickets here, and get a special discount on an American Songwriter subscription.

Bare Jr.’s new album finds the Nashville-based artist continuing to confound expecations. Just when you think you have a sense of his style, he up and changes it, which on this, his fourth album under the Young Starvation League moniker, he does on nearly every track. One moment he’s a sly, funny indie rocker (“The Big Time”), the next he’s borrowing a dreamy space-folk vibe from old Pink Floyd (“Don’t Wanna Know”) and then there’s the soulful country blues—with added falsetto — of the title track and the vaudeville pop with bluegrass banjo of the Nilsson-styled “My Baby Took My Baby Away.” The lazy/cool vocals of the instantly hummable “If She Cared” make that track a candidate for a quirky and wonderful summer single.

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