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Tuesday, April 12, 2011 Bill Bachmann - Folk-N-Roller 2011, Flight of the BumBillB Records Buffalo native Bill Bachmann got started in the music business opening for the likes of Dave Van Ronk and Steve Goodman. It wasn't long before he was part of the burgeoning Greenwich Village folk scene, and playing supporting roles on albums from David Massengill, Matt Glaser, Kenny Kosek and Paula Lockheart. Long considered a top-notch guitarist, Bachmann became a standout songwriter as well, with Shawn Colvin, Lucy Kaplansky and Christine Lavin covering his song "Vacation" for Live At The Bottom Line . In 2009, Bachmann released his solo debut, Big World Out There , gaining critical acclaim for both his songwriting and his devilish sense of humor. Bachmann returns in 2011 with Folk-N-Roller, exploring life through the depths of humor, pathos and beauty that define our collective existence. Bachmann opens with "Folk-N-Roll", a tongue in cheek number about the freedom of strapping on an acoustic guitar without a band behind you. Bachmann makes the exposition catchy, upbeat and fun. "The New Hip Song" is a spoof of "Fever", with the rallying cry of 'Don't cut my femur' as the tag line/punch line. Bachmann's voice works perfectly in this setting, making a fun diversion from a
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