LIVE: Bob Schneider @ The Linda, 4/2/10

April 6th, 2010, 11:01 am by Greg

It was just the second song of the evening. Bob Schneider cozied up to the microphone to croon the opening lyrics, “It was a beautiful day/The sky was blue.” A few moments later, he and his bandmates were repeating the final lyric of the song over and over: “God will destroy everything you love if you live long enough.”

“That’s kind of a downbeat song,” Scheneider deadpanned afterward.

Throughout his show at The Linda in Albany on Friday night, the Austin singer-songwriter rode an emotional roller coaster from the harrowing heartbreak of “2002” to an zany, off-the-cuff jazz improv about Ricky, the pet raccoon.

“Somebody told me today that I had to keep the show PG,” explained Schneider, who has a reputation for often “working blue,” as old-time show biz vets like to say. The near-capacity crowd loudly voiced its disapproval at the announcement. “Yeah, I’m not crazy about it either,” he added, “but I do enjoy a challenge.”

He managed to do pretty good with it, too, only scattering a handful of expletives throughout his show and telling a few tales about his dick.

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Bob Schneider, What Was the First Album You Ever Bought?

April 1st, 2010, 2:15 pm by Greg

Bob Schneider“I bought two albums. The Knack’s ‘The Knack,’ which had ‘My Sharona’ on it; and AC/DC’s ‘Highway to Hell.’ I bought both of those on vinyl, took ’em home and listened to ’em over and over again.”

Roots-rockin’ singer-songwriter Bob Schneider rolls out of Austin and into Albany for a concert at The Linda at 8pm on Friday. Nashville’s Steve Palmer Band opens the show. Tix are $20.

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