Hi, and welcome to my PledgeMusic page!
Some of you have been down this road with me before, and as a result of your support, we were able to make the “Ode to Thinking” album together. “Ode to Thinking” and my music also found a home at Compass Records in Nashville. Now the journey begins again as I’m partnering with PledgeMusic to make my new record, and I know how lucky I am to be able to collaborate with you and ask you to be part of the process. I’ve been writing a lot of new songs over this year, although unlike times in the past, you have not heard most of them yet. The plan is to record right after the beginning of the new year, and, with your help and encouragement, you will hear the new music sometime early next summer.
As you may know, over the past seven years, I have released a few EPs, three full albums and a poetry book. I’m about to publish a second collection of poetry, and to make the arrival of the new poetry book really special, I’m recording a selection of readings from the book where I will also talk about the origin of some of the poems. You will only be able to get this recording if you pre-order the book through Pledge before it becomes available through other retailers.
We’ve created some exciting new offerings, but no matter what pledge you make, you will receive a download of the new record on the day it’s released as well as regular updates and behind the scenes reports during the making of the record so that you can truly experience your involvement. You can see and access all the new merchandise on the Pledge page, and there will be more added as the Pledge campaign picks up speed.
For those of you who have discovered my music for the first time as the result of PledgeMusic, welcome, and I hope you enjoy what you’ve heard so far. For those of you who have been there with me and for me over these years, I thank you so much for your commitment and support. I hope you all will join me on this journey to make what I plan to be a very special new record. I consider myself extremely fortunate to have such a wonderful team behind me, and I look forward to doing you proud.
It’s going to be another really good year, especially because I have all of you in my corner, and I can’t wait to share every step along the way with you… When I get in the studio, I’ll give you regular updates on never heard before songs and the mayhem and drama that goes hand in hand with making an album.
Thank you all. Please help spread the word and keep doing what you’re doing.
All my thanks,
Sample Artist Tracks
AccessPass™: 'My New Album' Digital Download
"Losing My Misery" Canvas Tote Bag
Sturdy 15-1/2″ × 15-1/2" canvas tote bag with sturdy blue handles featuring the “Night Bird” illustration by Bobby Long from his poetry book “Losing My Misery,” ideal for shopping
My New Album on CD
My new album on CD PLUS the album download and access to the exclusive updates.
Bobby Long "Losing My Misery" Pullover Hoodie
Black pullover Hoodie featuring the illustration of Bobby Long from the cover of the poetry book “Losing My Misery”
Bobby Long Clothing & Music Package
Your Bobby Long wardrobe:
- Tshirt #1
- Tshirt #2
Limited Edition Pledgers Only T-Shirt #2
Limited Edition Pledgers Only grey T-Shirt featuring the cover illustration from the “Losing My Misery” poetry book
My New CD, Signed
My new CD, Signed, PLUS the digital download and exclusive updates.
Limited Edition Pledgers Only T-Shirt #1
Limited Edition Pledgers Only white T-Shirt featuring the “Night Bird” owl illustration by Bobby Long from the “Losing My Misery” poetry book
Special 'Knickerbocker Glory' EP
I am recording a new EP called ‘Knickerbocker Glory’ that is only be available through Pledge of all new, never-before-heard acoustic songs that I recorded myself in my studio at home.
MP3 of your favorite Bobby Long song
I will record your favorite of my songs especially for you with a dedication and send it as an mp3.
Handwritten Bobby Long Poem
I will handwrite your favorite of my poems from either of my books of poetry and sign and personalize it. Here’s an example
The Essential Bobby Long Collection
Signed copies of all Bobby Long CDs (Winter Tale, Wishbone, Ode to Thinking, Backing Singer, Dirty Pond Songs, Dangerous Summer, (the very rare) Live From Arlene’s Grocery, and Losing My Brotherhood and new poetry books, PLUS the download of the new album.
New CD plus 'Ode' Vinyl Package
My new album on CD PLUS the album download and access to the exclusive updates.
Set of three Bobby Long bumper stickers, one signature, one line from “Dead and Done” and one “Night Bird” illustration
Set of 3 1-1/4" buttons, one with Bobby Long signature, one with “Losing My Misery” cover illustration and one with “Night Bird” illustration
The 2016 vinyl version of “Ode” contains six tracks from the “Ode the Thinking” CD plus three previously unreleased tracks.
Guitar Lessons via Skype
I will give you three guitar lessons via skype (with homework!)
Acoustic House Concert
A solo acoustic house concert in a U.S. city for up to 20 people. Pledger is responsible for accommodations with regard to this appearance. Show must be within Bobby Long’s existing tour schedule or additional costs for travel to your location will be the responsibility of the pledger.
Set of 3 Vintage Teeshirts
Set of 3 “vintage” Bobby Long teeshirts, Black ‘across the dirty pond’, white bird and white Dirty Pond Songs photo, black shirts are men’s small, white are ladies medium (i.e. small sizes)
A Song Especially For You
I will write a song especially for you or as a gift for someone special in your life. I will speak to you on the phone or via skype to determine the theme, mood or occasion.
Handwritten Bobby Long Lyric Sheet
I will handwrite the lyrics to your favorite one of my songs and sign and personalize it for you. Here’s what they look like when I’m finished.
One-of-a-Kind Poetry Reading Banner
One-of-a-kind Signed vinyl Barnes & Noble banner, 6′ × 39″ with hanging sprockets, from Bobby Long “Losing My Brotherhood” poetry reading and in store event, July 23, 2012 at The Grove in Los Angeles
A Day in the Life
Spend the afternoon with me in New York City. We may go to a museum and broaden our minds, or even head to Yankee stadium and catch a game. Or we may just hang out, grab coffee and talk. Must be arranged at a mutually convenient time for both of us. (photo is a placeholder)
Limited Edition DVD of 2015 New York show
Limited Edition NTSC format DVD of 30-minute support performance in New York, featuring “Ode to Thinking,” “I’m Not Going Out Tonight,” “Dead and Done” and more. NOTE: This DVD content is intended for the use of the individual to which the pledge is addressed only. Copying or Distribution on Social Media or otherwise is strictly prohibited.
MP3 of your favorite cover song performed by Bobby
I will record my version of your favorite song by another artist especially for you with a dedication and send it as an mp3.
Set of 3 Bobby Long Posters #3
Posters from Bobby Long 2010 summer U.S. tour, 2016 Mercury Lounge show, and 2016 Ashland Coffee & Tea show, all signed
Meet & Greet in Your City
I will arrange for a special meet & greet at a Bobby Long show that you attend for you and a friend (festivals excluded).
Personalized Outgoing Voicemail or Birthday Greeting
I will record a personalized outgoing voicemail message or a birthday greeting for you (or as a gift for someone else) on mp3. Be sure to let me know what name to put in it.
Songwriting Consultation via Skype
Whether you have a simple melody or a bunch of lyrics, we will work together to finish your song, and I’ll even record a version for you. 2 consultations via Skype.
Basket of Bobby's Favourite Things
These are a few of my favourite things: strong black coffee, sports, food, poetry, literature, music, movies and New York City in no particular order. You’ll find a little of me in this hand-picked basket of goodies. Baskets will vary due to availability of items.
Acoustic House Concert, International
A solo acoustic house concert in a city outside the United States for up to 20 people. Pledger is responsible for accommodations with regard to this appearance. Show must be within Bobby Long’s existing tour schedule or additional costs for travel to your location will be the responsibility of the pledger.
Special Original Pen & Ink Drawing of Your Choice
I will create an original pen & ink drawing inspired by your favorite song of mine, signed, personalized and suitable for framing. This “Owl” is an example
Set of 2 Ode to Thinking Posters
Set of 2 posters, one from 2015 Ode to Thinking Private Listening party, signed, and one from 2015 Ode to Thinking U.S. tour
Set of 3 Bobby Long posters #1
Posters from Bobby Long 2010 summer U.S. tour, 2014 World Café Live holiday show, and 2016 Hotel Café show, all signed.
Set of 3 Bobby Long Posters #2
Posters from Bobby Long 2010 summer U.S. tour, 2014 Jammin’ Java holiday show, and 2015 World Café Live at the Queen show, all signed
Limited Edition 2009 "Arlene's Grocery" DVD
Rare 4-song NTSC format DVD recorded at Arlene’s Grocery on September 10, 2009, containing “Who Have You Been Loving,” “The Borough Mill,” “Sick Man Blues” and “Left to Lie” NOTE: This DVD content is intended for the use of the individual to which the pledge is addressed only. Copying or Distribution on Social Media or otherwise is strictly prohibited.
Out of Print "Stranger Songs" white vinyl
Individually numbered (#146 of 1000) copy of 10" “Stranger Songs” 5-song release on white vinyl containing three songs from “A Winter Tale” album and two unreleased songs, now out of print.
"Ode" Vinyl Test Pressing
One-of-a-kind test pressing of “Ode” vinyl. This is the only one--really--and we’ll include a copy of the “Ode” vinyl as well.