Fans of folk music and acoustic guitar will appreciate the latest song from singer songwriter Bob Stump. This song is a good old school story telling walking folk blues. It’s got a quick Bob Dylan pace to the expressive vocal set up with a Doc Watson style flat pick underneath. You can hear the tradition of folk guitar history in the spirit of this tune. Bob shows off a little of his fine picking with a sparkling solo midway and with an outro jam. The songwriter gives a nod to the roots of blues , jazz , country and bluegrass. Stamina, perseverance , commitment to his craft and respect for the music that came before him are proclaimed by the stories main character. The song speaks to the many troubadours that ‘ply their trade” and pass the hat in small venues and stages across America. These folks are driven by a calling that can not be explained, often forsaking long term relationships and all the while lamenting of home.
Bob tells a timeless American story , or Is it vanishing America?
In this day and age with Covid restricting our movements and other music industry regulations and what not , one has to wonder, will there still be small intimate places that musicians can perform? With this work , Bob takes you down one of America’s side roads just another mile or two.