Michael O’Connor & Bobby Plough

Michael O’Connor & Bobby Plough

Apr 18, 2012 |  0 comments
Date: Apr 18, 2012 Time: 8:00 pm Price: $12 in advance, $17 day of show Type: Texas Singer/ Songwriter/Americana/Country/

In 2010, after well over 20 years of plying his trade in dive bars, listening rooms, theaters and festival stages across America and Europe, journeyman Texas songwriter and guitar player Michael O’Connor finally got his due. Or at the very least, a couple of very fine next best things: co-billing with one of his favorite fellow writers, Adam Carroll, on one of the best albums of both artists’ careers (the acclaimed Hard Times), and his very own star on the South Texas Music Walk of Fame — located right in O’Connor’s hometown of Corpus Christi. Along with fellow 2010 inductees like Terri Hendrix, Ponty Bone and Geronimo Trevino, O’Connor’s name is now part of the same Lone Star constellation as such Texas legends as Guy Clark, Kris Kristofferson, and the late Doug Sahm and Freddy Fender.

visit his website:http://www.michaeloconnormusic.com/index.html

Bobby Plough was raised in Corpus Christi on the coast of South Texas and now lives in coastal North Carolina. He grew up listening to the stories of Texas singer songwriters with a healthy dose of Tex-Mex music thrown in. Although a fan of acoustic rock of the early 70s, he was always drawn back to the Texas country sound. Willie Nelson, Guy Clark, Shake Russell, Townes Van Zandt, and Steve Earle were among his early favorites as songwriters and performers. He also was a fan of North Carolina artists like Doc Watson, Earl Scruggs, and James Taylor. His love of the outdoors and nature has always drawn him to the country life whether it is by the ocean, mountains, or woodlands. His music is a mix of Country, Folk, and Americana with a little shot of Tex-Mex. The stories he likes to tell in his songs cover a broad range of subjects.  They include his many interests and outdoor activities. The fact that he is an avid horseman and loves to ride pops up in his songs all the time. He also has a lifelong love of the ocean and surfing. He still travels to remote areas of Central America to find some peace and the perfect wave. The song “Barn Full of Memories” was written on the beach in El Salvador. After playing solo and in small cover bands for many years, he took an interest in writing and performing his own music. He had reached a point in his life that he felt that his life experiences and observations would make great stories for songs.

visit his website: http://www.bobbyplough.com/?section=bio

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