The latest edition of Shindig! magazine features a 3 page spread on Bobbie and The Delta Sweete by Tara Murtha. A fascinating read by an acknowledged expert, it’s in shops on the 1st of October, and can be ordered direct from them as a download or physical magazine.
Head over to Dangerous Minds for Tara Murtha’s deep dive into ‘Fancy’ on it’s 50th anniversary. She talks gender bending with Orville Peck (who’s cover of Fancy is out August 14th) and all things BG with Clayton Ivey who played keyboards on the original album sessions at Muscle Shoals. Also included in the story is a video of Bobbie performing ‘Fancy’ onstage in Las Vegas in the mid 70’s – you are not gonna want to miss it!
Music journalist Charles Donovan has written a new feature on Bobbie for Pop Matters, where he examines the impact of the boxset, and speaks to four Gentry commentators to try to understand more about her life, her music career and her decision to call it quits including; Andrew Batt (boxset compiler/producer), Tara Martha (author/journalist), Donald Bradburn (Bobbie’s choreographer), and John Cameron (Musical Director for Bobbie’s three BBC series).Check it out here.
Those fans based in New York will not want to miss Ode to Bobbie Gentry: Celebrating a Living Legend which takes place on 30/10/2018 at the Bell House in Brooklyn. Hosted by Julie Klausner the show features Jill Sobule, Ted Leo, Laura Cantrell, Jean Grae, Tammy Faye Starlite, Eszter Balint, Nath Ann Carrera, Josh Kantor, Phil D’Agostino, & other Special Guests.
It’s sure to be a great night, and Tara Murtha who is producing the event will also be screening some of her rare Vegas footage of Bobbie, making this an unmissable night for fans! Tickets can be purchased here.
Tara Murtha celebrates the release of the Record Store Day exclusive Bobbie Gentry Live At The BBC LP in an article analysing this first collection of her live BBC Recordings and interviewing the LP’s producer. Head over to her website at www.odetobilliejoe333.com for the full story and other articles on Bobbie.
Tara Murtha celebrates the 50th anniversary of the release of the Ode To Billie Joe LP in an article for Rolling stone called ‘The Secret Life of Bobbie Gentry, Pioneering Artist Behind Ode to Billie Joe‘