Singer-songwriters who know their craft and execute their vision exceptionally well manage to make a song’s simplicity shine with the way they tell a story through their music. A perfect example of that is Bobbie Morrone with his new album, Lonely St. With influences ranging from Joe Jackson to John Mayer to Lake Street Dive, it’s no wonder he has masterfully blended his bluesy influences with his crooner-like voice rather seamlessly.
Bobbie Morrone first hit the music scene back in 2007 and has continued his career in the industry ever since. He’s also gained two other musicians with similar blues influences to enhance his sound since then and is now ready to show what they’ve been working on with this new album, Lonely St., that releases on February 4th, 2019.
Lonely St. exemplifies Morrone’s incredible musical abilities all throughout, as does his fellow musicians Adam Skinner on bass and Isaac Vining on drums. When discussing the making of this album, Bobbie Morrone had this to say about it:
"This record took a long time to bring to life (almost three years). In that time, inspiration was extracted from the growth and patience learned while pushing through a personal fight between material and passion. These songs are a very important part of that journey and each is it's own representation of how necessary it is to be true to yourself and your calling.”
You can hear the passion he has for music in each and every song, and in “I Can’t Fall That Far”, which is a personal favorite of mine, you can hear the emotion pouring out of him in every note. The lead single “Whiskey and Water” completely showcases his love of pop/blues and makes you understand the John Mayer comparisons that much more.
I could break down each and every way this album is the true embodiment of modern blues at its best, but it would be better for you to listen to it yourself to truly understand. Believe me, this is an album you don’t want to miss out on.
Artist Name: Bobbie Morrone
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Release Name: Lonely St.
Release Date: Feb 4, 2019
Producer: Bobbie Morrone/Jon Class
Musicians: Bobbie Morrone: Vocals, Guitar
Isaac Vining: Drums/Percussion
Adam Skinner: Bass Guitar
Styles: Pop, Blues, Soul
Similiar To: John Mayer, Lake Street Dive, Bahamas, Allen Stone, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Nathaniel Rateliff, Jason Mraz
Behind the Walls
Whiskey and Water
One of a Kind
I Can't Fall That Far (Intro)
I Can't Fall That Far
I've Got It