A few months ago Nashville’s favorite father/son duo, Bobby Bare Jr. and Bobby Bare Sr. produced Twistable Turnable Man: a musical tribute to the songs of Shel Silverstein.
The Bobby Bares were close friends with Shel Silverstein, who died on May 10th, 1999. While most of you probably know him for his excellent children’s poetry you might not have known that he was a successful and incredibly talented songwriter. If nothing else you probably have heard his songs “Boy Named Sue” and “Cover of the Rolling Stone.”
Twistable Turnable Man is, as you might judge from the rest of the title, is a tribute to Silverstein’s songs, performed not just by Bobby Bare, but by My Morning Jacket, Andrew Bird, Dr. Dog, Lucinda Williams, John Prine, and others.
This Saturday, November 20th at 4pm, Grimey’s is hosting Bobby Bare Jr. and family (I think that “family” is his father and daughter) for a celebration of the album and of Shel’s songs. It’s a kid-friendly event, so there will be juice for the kids and adult beverages for those of age. If you’re of age and would prefer the juice then I’m sure that would be okay as well. Hey, if there are two things you’re never too old for its juice and Shel Silverstein. It’s sure to be a great event, so don’t miss it!