The winter of 2017 was marred by world-weariness for singer-songwriter, Bob Barrick. A long-distance relationship and failing band left him isolated in his New York City apartment. As soon as his lease was up, he packed a duffle bag, grabbed his guitar, and hopped a Greyhound bus out of the city.
“When I was eighteen,” he says, “I wrote a song that wished death upon a twenty-five-year-old self if he hadn’t found success in music.” Now twenty-five, Barrick is releasing his debut solo EP, “Wildflower Runner”, on In Store Recordings. It features four songs (and one poem), all recorded in one day at Indianapolis’ Melt Audio Studios.
With a performance quality marked by wayfaring, oftentimes dark lyricism over detuned acoustic stylings, Bob incites traditional folk motifs with the same attitude as prominent indie artists like the Tallest Man on Earth, Pokey LaFarge, and Wilco. He currently resides in Boulder, Colorado, but calls the road his home.
Pre-order “Wildflower Runner” now. Available November 17th.