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Satori Bob welcomes you!

This is the home of all things Satori Bob, whether it's the original Satori Bob ensemble, the new Satori Bob Large Band, or solo/duo/trio versions of the project. The list of musicians who are part of Satori Bob keeps growing, and we encourage you to check out our Bio pages to meet us all.

We welcome suggestions for touring venues especially on the West Coast.  Join the mailing list or visit this site to find out where we're playing.

Take a tour of the site, join the mailing list, listen to some music, and hang around a while.  Don't forget to tell your friends about Satori Bob.

Peace.




 

Satori Bob Large Band

Live Bob 

The Satori Bob Large Band made our re-debut at the Granary last night in downtown Eugene. The crowd was great, dancing and yelling encouragement. The Band is getting tighter even as we get more nuanced and dynamic. All the players are so damn talented and give generously to the songs, something those in attendance pick up on. We are having fun and making great music. Special thanks to Joe Goodwin for being our Sound Tech Extraordinaire last eve.

Especially encouraging was the very positive feedback from folks who have come to see Satori Bob play and evolve since the beginning (you know who you are).  They are getting what the Large Band is doing and are excited about it.  Thanks to everyone who comes out to see us and supports the music.

We'll be back at Granary in March and April. Keep an eye out here at www.satoribob.com for new photos and videos from the Granary (coming soon), and look on the calendar for more up-coming news and dates.

The New Rules 

The old rules don't apply.  I learned a lot in Nashville last fall about the changing nature of the music industry, and it appears that creative and daring strategies are the new rule for having some success in the music business.  Much of it, of course, depends on your goals.  Do you want to be another Sting?  Do you want to support yourself playing music?  How important is it to sign with a record label?  Who is buying your music and seeing your shows and how do you create that interest?

Satori Bob has some interesting options available to us.  I think that the choices we make will say a great deal about what is really important to us.  I think you'll find that expressing the truth within our music and sharing our vision and passion with others is our version of a mission statement.  

For a great overview of the current state of the music business, check out this essay by the great David Byrne (formerly of the Talking Heads) -- 


http://davidbyrne.com/how-will-the-wolf-survive-can-musicians-make-a-living-in-the-streaming-era

Satori Bob Large Band 

Change is inevitable, and it's said that our very survival depends on our ability to adapt to change. Satori Bob has been a constantly changing entity, evolving and adapting to its environment for many years.  The Chinese Year of the Sheep/Goat 2015 signifies great things, as, after much preparation and very little soul-searching, we release the Satori Bob Large Band unto the world.  We're not entirely sure what a Sheep/Goat is, but we choose to believe that we will be awash in sweaters and cheese.  As the Large Band exits the barn, we look forward to grazing on the open green pastures of the West Coast music landscape, bleating sweet melodies to all you animals out there.

Yes, and enough of sheep and goats.  We have gathered a bounty of great musicians ready to play great songs all year long.  Our record company beckons, our fundraising journey begins, and a new CD is in the works.  We are ready to tour, and are actively booking.  If you are a promoter or booking agent or just a person with ideas as to where we might play, contact us at satoribob@gmail.com and share your knowledge.  We welcome all support as we move into 2015.
 
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Satori Bob Duo

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Elkhorn Brewery, 686 East Broadway, Eugene

 

The Satori Bob Duo has their inaugural gig at the Elkhorn Brewery, Eugene's newest craft brewery.

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