Bell Buckle Records presents an exciting new album from singer and songwriter Bobby Giles, "The Music of Life," that music lovers will thoroughly enjoy! The album features a wide range of traditional bluegrass tracks with topics and genres that will appeal to listeners of all tastes. With so many great music tracks that are uplifting and heartfelt, picking just one favorite one is tricky.
Bobby has written songs representing his life and culture while growing up in a small farm town in Texas. This album, The Music of Life, is worth checking out if you want fresh, new music to add to your collection. Bobby pursues his love for bluegrass music through songwriting, performing, and recording. He recently has had the honor and privilege of being produced by award-winning fiddle player and member of Appalachian Road Show, Jim VanCleve. Each track's production embraces vibrant vocals surrounded by bluegrass instrumentation.
ABOUT BOBBY GILES & TEXAS GALES BLUEGRASS BAND
A gale is "a very strong wind" and "a burst of sound." When one thinks of the windswept Texas plains and the iconic culture of the region, it invokes a sense of timelessness, that of strength and passion of a uniquely American, western nobility. These storied Texas winds carry yesterday's sounds, songs, and ghosts across the land. They bring the tales and legends of bygone storytellers straight to the hearts, souls, and ears of the younger generations, who will be inspired to retell their unique versions of these ancient poems.
And yet, a gale is also something to be reckoned with; it is forceful, demands your attention, and so makes the music of Bobby Giles & Texas Gales.
Bobby's father, Marion Murray Giles, was a conductor on the Santa Fe Railroad. He loved the railroad, his family, football, quail huntin', fishin', and music. He taught Bobby the importance of being passionate about everything he does. Bobby and his brother Dan were proud sons of 'ManyMilesGiles' in his sharp conductor's uniform. One day he brought Bobby a shiny new Kay Sunburst dreadnought. Bobby taught himself to play by watching the Honest Jess and Ernest Tubb shows on Saturdays, every Gospel quartet show he could find on Sunday morning before church, and by emulating the sounds that filled his bedroom from his transistor radio.
His grandpa's name was Virgil, but everyone called him "Pa." Not long after Bobby got his first guitar, his father came by the house and took him to the fairgrounds where a bluegrass band was playing, and Bobby always remembered their 3-part harmonies and the chords their guitar player played. He went home that night and started learning the value of practice!
Like most young musicians, Bobby had grandiose aspirations of being the next " big deal, " but he was also a reasonably decent football player. That took center stage until his playing days were over at the University of Texas. Luckily, he never quit playing those chords he learned from that bluegrass guitar player at the fairgrounds.
Coming forward to the present times, Bobby pursues his love for bluegrass music through songwriting, performing, and recording. He recently has had the honor and privilege of being produced by award-winning fiddle player and member of Appalachian Road Show, Jim VanCleve.
Bobby Giles and Texas Gales have teamed up with Bell Buckle Records to release his upcoming album, "The Music of Life."
Written by Bobby Giles