Clichés are truths that are almost predictably repeated, and one of life’s consistently quoted gems is, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.”
That’s not to say that Bobby Long would never have become a break-out star without a little assistance from a famous friend, but it certainly helped jumpstart the British singer/songwriter’s career by way of a very passionate fan base. Long found his musical voice through cello and guitar and began writing songs at 18. At 20, he enrolled at London Metropolitan University, majoring in film sound and media, and satisfied his musical impulses by playing local open-mic gigs. Through that scene, Long met a number of similarly inclined young creatives, including fellow songwriter Marcus Foster and a musically talented actor named Robert Pattinson. Read more in this week's Sound Advice.
See Bobby Long with Jayson Erik Alcott Friday at Southgate House Revival. More info/tickets: southgatehouse.com .