With the release of his latest album Burden of Proof, Bob Schneider breaks new ground. Exploring loss, lust, love, dark desires and skeptical optimism, Schneider has crafted lyrically and musically, his most ambitious and sophisticated album to date.
Born in Michigan and raised in Germany, Schneider was playing music and creating art from the time he was four years old. “I was left-handed, but the nuns at my Catholic school forced me to write with my right hand,” Schneider reflects. “But I still like to think of myself as left-handed. I’ve always thought of myself as a round peg in a square hole sort of person. Like I just didn’t quite fit in. I was socially awkward and I think that led me to finding solace in imaginary worlds that I would create in my art and music.”
Much like Jack White and Ryan Adams, Bob Schneider has mastered the art of keeping his audience on their toes, never knowing what will come next. Schneider dances to the tune of his own drum and the beat changes from album to album. With Burden of Proof, he has elevated his game once again, creating a brilliant and elegant album. “Some folks might think that I’m taking a big risk musically by getting away from the more easily accessible pop songs of the earlier records,” said Schneider. “But to me it seems like a natural progression that is more subconscious than conscious really.”
Longtime fans will recognize Schneider’s trademark fusion of eclectic musical styles, innovative compositions, and intricate, emotion-filled lyrics. Schneider croons, drawing listeners in with the promise of romance. Then the energy shifts, the strings swell, and the songs turn seductively tangy, twisted.
Schneider will come to the Rams Head On Stage on Sunday, August 28 at 8pm for the debut of his latest CD, Burden of Proof. Ticket sales are brisk.
|Upcoming Local Shows at Rams Head On Stage|
|May 22||Rick Derringer|
|May 23||A Southern Soul Tribute: The Music of Muscle Shoals & Stax/Volt|
|May 24||World Party|
|May 26||John Sebastian|
|May 27||Jeff Austin Band feat. Jeff Austin formerly of Yonder Mountain String Band|
|May 28||KINGs feat. Phil Naro, Vinnie DePaul and Joe Macre (formerly of Crack The Sky), Michael Fath and Corey Holland|