Sunday, November 16, 2014
Bob Kirkpatrick - Feeling The Blues
He played three times at the Newport Folk Festival, with his debut appearance occurring in 1970. His performances there were assisted by his brother, who was on the board of directors of the Festival. His debut recording was Feeling the Blues (1973), issued on Folkways Records. Scarely promoted, Kirkpatrick later remarked, "I don't think it added anything of significance to my career." The album included his cover version of B.B. King's blues standard, "Sweet Little Angel". Continuing to work for various federal agencies, he also held a weekend residency at Elks Lodge in south Dallas for 16 years, before his retirement from work with the United States Department of Agriculture in May 1986.
From that time onwards, Kirkpatrick increased his regional club performances. He recorded Going Back to Texas in 1996, his first release in 23 years. In late 1997, he followed this with a lengthy tour across the UK, Ireland and France. (wikipedia)