Debut CD - Available Now!
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.
Bobby Giles has created soulful gospel tunes along with songs of love, and sometimes, such as Chicken Run, he takes time to enjoy the fun of music based on stories from his life. Take advantage of the opportunity to experience some of the best music around! Now available for download and radio airplay. Check out our private media page with WAVE and MP320 files for your use while building your radio playlist and show!
YOU ARE INVITED TO THE PARTY!
I wanted to extend an invitation to a special event that I think you'll love! Some amazing musicians will be joining me on stage, including Lenny Nichols, Alan Thompkins, Scott Owen, Sam Smith, and Hailey Darwin.
We'll be playing some of the songs from our new cd, as well as some old favorites you may not have heard in a while. Please feel free to pass this invite on to your friends and family. Thanks for supporting bluegrass music, the Bluegrass Heritage Foundation, and Bobby Giles & Texas Gales.
Hope to see you there!
Date: August 19th
Time: 7:00 PM
University Park United Methodist Church
Fellowship Hall (across from Smith Park)
4024 Caruth Boulevard, Dallas, Texas 75225
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Joining me on stage will be Lenny Nichols (upright bass), Alan Tompkins (banjo), Scott Owen (resophonic guitar), Sam Smith (mandolin), and Hailey Darwin (fiddle)--each one a very accomplished musician.
We'll be playing most of the songs from this new cd, as well as a few others you may not've heard in a while!
Pass this invite on to your friends-n-family.
Seating is limited, so please get your tickets soon at the following link:
Latest Gospel Release!
GLORY TRAIN - 3:03
Release date: 13-Jan-2023
Label: Bell Buckle Records
Bluegrass / Gospel
Bobby Giles & Texas Gales Bluegrass Band- BJG Publishing / BMI
Steve Loggie ~ Banjo
Jim VanCleve ~ Fiddle, Mandolin, and Background Vocals
Lenny Nichols ~ Acoustic Bass
Carl Josefy ~ Mandolin, Background Vocals
Rob Ickes ~ Resophonic Guitar,
Bobby Giles ~ Guitar and Lead Vocals
Bluegrass singer and songwriter Bobby Giles offers a new gospel single, "Glory Train," from his upcoming album, "Music of Life." The song arises from his deep connection with God and his childhood fascination with the trains coming in and out of the depot in his hometown of Amarillo, Texas.
The lyrics of "Glory Train" are based on the scripture in 2 Corinthians 5:8, We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.
The bluegrass vocals and harmonies by Bobby, Jim VanCleve, and Carl Josefy are rich and smooth, creating a soulful bluegrass sound of an authentic train horn. The virtuosic combination of acoustic instrumentation showcases the award-winning talent of Jim Van Cleve on the fiddle and the sweet smooth resonator guitar track from Rob Ickes. The song's driving beat, laid down by bassist Lenny Nichols feels like riding on a fast train to the glory. Banjoist Steve Loggie along with the crisp mandolin backbeat of Carl Josefy adds energy to this bluegrass gospel song. Overall, Bobby Giles has created a true evangelical foot stomper and handclapper!
Digging deeper into Bobby's lyrics, we find ourselves standing with him beside the railroad tracks as a child. His Dad served as a conductor on the Santa Fe Line in Amarillo, Texas, for several years, and many other family members also worked for the railroad.
Bobby, his brother, and his cousin would ride their bikes down to the depot to watch the trains roll in and out of town. In the days before Amtrak took over the passenger rail business in the United States, Bobby would sit on the benches under the high-arched entranceway. He would eagerly await the arrival and departure of the San Francisco Chief, which ran for over 2,000 miles between Chicago and San Francisco.
Bobby recalls overhearing two oldtimers discussing the demise of the San Francisco Chief. One of them asked, "I wonder if the Glory Train is gonna look like that?"
"Picturing a train bound for glory, filled with God's chosen ones, is somethin' most anybody can identify with. The song "Glory Train" is a testament to our hopeful and certain progression from our temporary life on earth to our eternal residence, as well as an invitation to 'come on and ride'--All Aboard!" - Bobby Giles, Singer, and Songwriter.
Bobby Giles and Texas Gales have teamed up with Jim VanCleve, producer-performer of "Appalachian Road Show" and Valerie Smith, owner of Bell Buckle Records. to release Bobby Gile's first single, "In Tennessee". This single is from his upcoming album, "Music In Life" which is to be released in the summer of 2022.