<br>Bob Comtois: <br />
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See Bob Comtois at The Rose Garden in Upton MA., Thursdays at 7:30
My website is where you'll find my albums and so much more! It's 24/7, babies!<br /><b>Beautifully original music</b>.<br />
Welcome to my Soundcloud cavalcade of original tunes. Consider it my musical blog, and the entries at the top of the list change sometimes daily. <br />
For starters, let me say that <b>"Some Reality"</b> is a favorite of people's. You will find it next to last , dig for it. It's a beautiful song which goes over well when I play it live. As far as Pages 1-3 are concerned, I post new and old things, delving into the better part of 50 years. Some are full blown productions and some demos (so much to pick from). I wish I could rearrange the order of the songs sometimes. I have written over 500 songs. Get ready to be surprised by the variety of styles and sounds.
I hope you explore and find one that hits you in the right place There are notes with info on each track. Included, also, are two new digital singles, <b>"What is done is done"</b> and <b>"Fontella Bass sang"</b>!
Promoting my long unreleased <b>"love's mishaps"</b>, inspired by James Herbst's cover and title. Here's to you James!
My name is Bob Comtois (pronounced, cone-TWA). For years I played mandolin and sang on the streets of Boston and its sister city, Cambridge. Perhaps you were among the few million people who stopped and watched me and my bands play in Harvard Square or by Fanueil Hall. Among you were Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics, Peter Wolf, and the Impressions. Television, nightclubs, radio and colleges came to us, but it was always the exuberance of the street performances that was so exciting.
My bands (i.e.Strings Attached, Hoot Spa, The Risa Benson Band, Public Domain and The Verbs) encountered some wonderful fans and visitors from around the world. They loved to dance to our upbeat sound- unique for its blending of folk-rock and R&B replete with sax, electric mandolin, great harmonies, and fun antics.
Guest artists such as Bela Fleck and Patty Larkin graced the street and stage with us. We were pretty accessible in the 70’s and 80’s.
Things are difficult to keep together, band-wise. So, over the years, my home studio became the place where musicians would come as I learned production techniques while I recorded many of my original songs as well as those of my clients. I am very proud of my work with my dear friend, fellow Boston street performer, and soul singer, Gerry Mack. I also have worked with Boy’s Life’s John Surrette, 70’s pop guru, Andy Pratt, and co-produced <b>"Rainy Day Sunshine"</b> by Whistle Jacket.
<b>"With Relish"</b> is a collection of my songs spanning the 80’s and 90’s. I produced it using Protools along with some original analog masters, and I re-mastered it digitally to a very pleasant effect.
The music is eclectic, quirky, rock/pop. The electric mandolin is very chameleon-like, weaving in and out of the multi-textured sounds I tried to convey. Along with electric and acoustic guitars, I play mandocello and electric mandola, besides my punchy, rhythmic acoustic mandolin style. My vocals are certainly distinctive. I hope you like what you hear, as I have albums and albums worth of material ready to be released.
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