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Stranger Blues

by Bobby Bryan

Contemporary urban blues. Seven smoking original tracks and 4 covers from pillars in modern blues music.
Genre: Blues: Electric Blues
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1. Stranger Blues
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3:28 album only
2. The Devil's Playground
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6:28 album only
3. Can't Find Love in This City
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4:59 album only
4. You Treat Me Like a Wife
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6:55 album only
5. State of Emergency
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4:29 album only
6. Save Your Tears (for the Next Fool)
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6:13 album only
7. Down Don't Bother Me
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3:51 album only
8. Talk About It
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5:39 album only
9. Forty Days
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4:24 album only
10. She Don't Bring None Home to Me (live)
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10:57 album only
11. I Just Want to Make Love to You (live)
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Album Notes
Bobby Bryan

For the past 20 years, Bobby Bryan has been captivating audiences with his brand of "urban blues". He is a well seasoned guitarist who has both chops and amazing feel. His playing and vocal style is often compared to that of Robert Cray, one of the many artists who have influenced him.

Bobby was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, where developed a passion for gut bucket blues. He honed his skills working in clubs throughout Southern California. Bobby got his start in the blues when a friend took him to the world renowned and oldest blues club in Los Angeles, Babe's & Ricky's Inn. The owner and operator of Babe's & Ricky's, "Mama" Laura Mae Gross, is known for cultivating blues talent. After hearing Bobby play, Mama Laura took an immediate liking to Bobby and gave him the name, "Bobby 'Soul Man' Bryan". Bobby subsequently became a member of the house band at Babe's & Ricky's, The Mighty Balls of Fire. For more than three years, Bobby played five sets per night, five nights per week with the Mighty Balls of Fire.

Babe's & Ricky's served as a testing ground and launching pad for Bobby. It was at Babe's that Bobby met Grammy winning blues artist, “Arkansas” Larry Davis. Larry took Bobby under his wing prior to his death and took Bobby on his first professional tours in the U.S. Larry also gave Bobby a few vocal lessons. Other well known blues artist Bobby played with during his tutelage at Babe's, include Keb Mo’, Lowell Fulsom, King Ernest, Louie Bluey, Mickey Champion, Ray Bailey, Joe Houston, Zac Harmon, Deacon Jones, Finis Tasby, and Guitar Shorty.

In the mid 90s, Ray Bailey introduced Bobby to Los Angeles-based blues artist, Smokey Wilson. Smokey liked Bobby’s energy as well as his feel for Mississippi or “countrified” Blues, as Smokey referred to them, and quickly hired Bobby as his band leader. Bobby toured extensively with Smokey and had the opportunity to back up Johnny Copeland and his then 16 year old daughter, Shemekia when Smokey and Johnny shared a date in Greenwich Village.

Bobby is a true Blues man. He has played with some of the best in the business and can hang with anybody. He has opened for Albert Cummings and Shemekia Copeland, and many many other national artist. Bobby has been coached by some of the greatest blues artist in the world, including the late Albert Collins and Bobby Bland’s guitarist, Wayne Bennett. Bobby is a exceptional vocalist and incredible guitarist. Don't miss an opportunity to see Bobby with his band, The Bobby Bryan Band. Its just a matter of time before the world discovers this great talent.


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Paul P.

Stranger Blues- good stuff!
Bobby Bryan has a great blues cd here! If you dig early Robert Cray, this is a must buy. I look forward to more blues music from Mr. Bryan!


This CD belongs in your collection!
Stranger Blues is a great mix of covers and fresh, modern blues originals, and live tracks. Musicianship is stellar all around, and Bryan's guitar work commands your attention. The disc is expertly mixed and produced, further enhancing it's listenability. You owe it to yourself to check out Bobby Bryan's Stranger Blues!

walt orr

Monster cd, Bobby and band are well on their way, WOW!
Great songs, my wife and I couldn't stop rocking our heads, and nobody, absolutely NOBODY plays that guitar like Bobby Bryan, the dude is awesome. Definitely some "bluesy" tunes.


Waiting for more!
Loved it! Can't wait for the next album.

Edward V. Soye

Stranger Blues
A very impressive debut cd by a very talented musician and songwriter. Unreservedly recommended
I look forward to hearing more from Bobby