Bobby Bare Jr. kicks off ‘Carpool America’ tour

Bobby Bare Jr. and Blue Giant kick off the “Carpool America” tour tomorrow in Memphis, TN. Blue Giant will open the shows and serve as his back up band along with Bare’s drummer Matt Martin. The 24-city tour will kick start in Memphis, TN on August 24th and end in Minneapolis on October 9th. Bare also has dates wtih Justin Townes Earle and Drive-By Truckers.

Bare will release A Storm-A Tree-My Mother’s Head on August 31, 2010.   It will be Bare’s sixth album and his first in nearly four years.  A Storm-A Tree-My Mother’s Head was co-produced by Bare and David Vandervelde (Jay Bennett). Bare also produced Twistable, Turnable Man: A Tribute to the Songs of Shel Silverstein a tribute album in memory of his close friend and mentor, Shel Silverstein.

Indie filmmakers are following Bare throughout the tour and the release of both projects. For the most current information in the film go to

Tour dates:
8/24: Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone – with BLUE GIANT
8/25: Oklahoma City, OK @ VZD’s –  with BLUE GIANT
8/26: Austin, TX @ Continental Club –  with BLUE GIANT
8/27: San Antonio, TX @ Casbeers –  with BLUE GIANT
8/28: Marfa, TX @ Padres  
8/30: Tucson, AZ @ Hotel Congress Patio
8/31: Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo-  with BLUE GIANT
9/1: San Francisco, CA @ Cafe du Nord-  with BLUE GIANT
9/2: Reno, NV @ The Underground-  with BLUE GIANT
9/4: Eugene, OR @ Sam Bonds Garage-  with BLUE GIANT
9/6: Seattle, WA @ Bumbershoot Festival
9/6: Vancouver, BC Canada @ The Biltmore with Justin Townes Earle
9/7: Bellingham, WA @ Wild Buffalo with Justin Townes Earle
9/10: Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom with Okkervil River
9/13: Missoula, MT @ The Palace –  with BLUE GIANT
9/15: Denver, CO @ Hi Dive –  with BLUE GIANT
9/16: Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar –  with BLUE GIANT
9/17: St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway –  with BLUE GIANT
9/18: Nashville, TN @ The Basement – with BLUE GIANT
9/21: Atlanta, GA @ The Earl –  with BLUE GIANT
9/22: Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 –  with BLUE GIANT
9/23: Arlington, VA @ IOTA –  with BLUE GIANT
9/24: Philadelphia, PA @ North Star Bar
9/25: Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwells
9/27: New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge –  with BLUE GIANT
9/28: Cambridge, MA @ Middle East –  with BLUE GIANT
9/30: Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom –  with BLUE GIANT
10/01: Maumee, OH @ Village Idiot –  with BLUE GIANT
10/02: Lexington, KY @ COSMIC CHARLIES
10/05: Pontiac, MI  @ THE CROWFOOT –  with BLUE GIANT
10/06-10/07:  Chicago, IL – SCHUBAS –  with BLUE GIANT
10/8: Madison, WI – The Frequency – with BLUE GIANT
10/09: Minneapolis, MN @ 400 BAR –  with BLUE GIANT 
10/28: Boone, NC @ Legends of Appalachian State  – with Drive-By Truckers
10/29 & 10/30 Ricmond, VA @ The National – with Drive-By Truckers
10/31 Charlotte, NC @ The Filmore Charlotte   – with Drive-By Truckers