by Daniel Hill
Austin Texas-based musician Bob Schneider comes to Off Broadway on Tuesday, February 5, and we've got two tickets!
Schneider is well-known for his impressive range and diverse set of influences -- he's a singer-songwriter who employs dashes of funk, country / Americana and rock to create memorable "adult-alternative" songs.
To win, tell us your favorite Bob Schneider song and why. That's it! We will pick a winner by 5 p.m. on Monday. You may enter in the comments or on our Facebook or Twitter pages, links to which you can find below -- make sure you include some way of contacting you.
RFT Music writer Roy Kasten had this to say about the show in our print critic's picks this week:
Even with his used-car-salesman name and pop sentimentality - song title "The World Exploded Into Love" isn't ironic - Bob Schneider still belongs to the Texas songwriter tradition, and not just because he remakes blues progressions in his own anti-hipster image. Or because he leads a band that fuses twang and rock 'n' roll like ZZ Top did when still on top of the charts. Schneider cares about songcraft - be the compositions satirical or bittersweet - even when, as on his latest album A Perfect Day, he lets the yacht rock flow. Hoist a piña colada or just a longneck with him in concert; his stories and humor always have the bite and charm of his native Austin.
Schneider is working on an upcoming album now, expected to be released in May. In the meantime, check out this video for "Honeypot," from 2011's A Perfect Day.