Sunday, July 22, 2007

Harlan T. Bobo

Posted By on Sun, Jul 22, 2007 at 4:00 AM

Singer-songwriter Harlan T. Bobo is the personification of amused self-doubt. "Bobo," he grumbles, meditating on his own nom de plume. "It's such a perfect name for me. It translates directly from Spanish as 'stupid,' and, if you put my name into a translator, it comes out Harlan T. Stupid.

"My family thinks I'm ashamed of them because I don't use my real name," he adds, coughing up a chuckle.

Bobo is currently in a tight spot. This week, the lean, bearded troubadour launches I'm Your Man, his long-awaited sophomore recording as a solo artist, released on the local Goner Records label. ...

Read the rest of Chris Davis' Flyer cover story on Memphis' favorite angst-ridden performer, Harlan T. Bobo.

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