Bob Sima | Periphery

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by Bob Sima

Infectious positive messages wrapped in percussive acoustic guitar, rich piano and sultry soulful vocals. Sometimes delicate, sometimes raucous. Dripping with intelligent lyrics in a record that is so diverse it has a new eclectic genre.
Genre: Folk: Folk Pop
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1. Map In My Lap
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2. Garden Of Hope
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3. Just Hold Me
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4. Periphery
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5. In Between
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6. Wear It Well
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7. Moon Draws Water
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8. Over Your Head
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9. Strongest Roots
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10. Ruby
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11. I Carry You with Me
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12. Sunshine And Blue Skies
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Album Notes
What’s Up Magazine Review by: Nadja Maril

Sometimes you hear music that just makes you feel happy and relaxed at the same time. Annapolis musician, Bob Sima, has been making music for several years, writing songs and recording CDs that feature his pleasant tenor voice, often harmonizing with some of the other members of his performing ensemble. Listen closely and you will hear a mandolin, cello, banjo, trumpet, tuba and more in his latest album, Periphery.

The title song conveys the essence of Sima’s outlook on life. He begins by singing: “The best days are not planned. Spontaneous, hand in hand, real smiles that sneak up…” And the chorus rejoins, “You can build your life on what tomorrow brings and complicate the simplest things and never see what is in the periphery.”

“You can’t go through life with blinders on” has always been one of my favorite expressions to use when describing the intensity and focus, which prevents many of us from appreciating the present and the good things around us. Sima’s songs capture the sentiment of living life to its fullest. Even after the CD stops playing, the tune and words will stick in your mind and you’ll want to listen again and again to each song—the mark of a successful musician. While I was listening to the CD in my office, several co-workers stopped by and commented on how much they liked the music—another mark in the plus column in this album’s favor.

In the final cut on the CD, entitled “Sunshine & Blue Skies”, Sima reflects on life’s disappointments. “It all happens for a reason you see. They just haven’t gotten around to telling you what that reason might be. Cause it’s always going to rain, Cause its always going to rain. But I’m telling you there’s going to be sunshine and blue skies again.”

So if you haven’t heard of Bob Sima, well look up his website and check out where he will next be performing, and yes, buy a copy of his latest album Periphery.


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Cindi J

Great stuff
This album is extremely well done. Vocals and instrumentation are beautiful as are the songs. And its not over produced so the feeling comes thru. Dynamite.

Lori Grigsby

over... and over
in my life, there have been a few songs that I play over and over... and over... and they wind up living in me... \"Periphery\" is one of them... and Bob is one of the grooviest people we know... so happy the CD is here!!!

Unbelievable. The songs really hit home.
#4 always makes me tear up!

Tony Graham

Well done. I would buy this cd but I havent sold enough of mine here at cdbaby to even afford gas.
Keep up the great tunes. I cant wait to hear them in their entirety.

Mary Leyser

Play on, Bob Sima
Some of the most beautiful, positive, uplifting music I\'ve ever heard. Thank you Bob!


If you haven\'t heard this guy before, you\'ve really been mistreating yourself. Just soaks in and melts your cares away. Sigh.


Pure Perfection
This music speaks to my heart...Bob has carefully captured the essence of life in his lyrics...even my four children know and love Bob\'s music!


this cd is a pleasure to listen to. the lyrics are fantastic and the light, airy, crisp sound of his music is quite refreshing. i love everything i have heard of bob sima, and 'periphery' is no exception. more, please? :)

Ruby and The Mooch

Pure Adoration!
He speaks right to heart through the soul.... Enchanting lyrics that inspire...groovy rhythms that move...Beautiful reminders of what life is really about. Simply can\'t get enough...until then, we\'ll just \'carry you with\'...

Meg Obuhosky

Always a Pleasure!
This album as well as Pour it On are probably the best 2 albums I have ever heard. It is inspirational and travels straight to your heart! I guarantee AT LEAST one song will feel like it was written for you personally!