Bob Crain - Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist.

Due to foreseen and unforeseen stuff ... life in general I have been away from my website for sometime ... and it needs a rebuild (working on it) and at the very least an update ... so here goes.



Bob Crain - Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist

Bob Crain's Homepage

Welcome to songwriter, singer and guitarist Bob Crain's website! Take a while to look around, listen to some music, check out some photographs and video and visit the shop on your way out!

Check out the My Take page to read some of my recently published articles, rants and raves, music industry issues, interviews, opinions and other really important stuff. 

Also check the Links Page where you will find links to my social media pages along with some of my friends, fellow musos, recommended professional services and the like.


The most important and exciting event of the year in my music "career" was the opportunity to play some gigs on the West Coast of the US in Oct. - and the most exciting and opportune outcome of that (besides meeting some great people, making plenty of new fans and selling lots of CDs) was that one of the gigs was recorded with pro gear (not the mobile phone). The recording is of a set I played at K & Ks Folk Barn ... and it is a converted barn Great set up, great crowd under the radar venue for people who are really in to folk and folk rock. The raw recording is currently being tidied up, mixed and mastered in Melbourne and will be released digitally in Feb. hopefully. Very exciting as it is a real rare thing to get a live gig professionally recorded ... at this career level anyway.

Forsaken Veteran of the Drug Wars - Order Here

UPDATE J. Smo has released his EP PURGATORY which includes his multi genre Rap fusion collaborations with various songwriter performers from around the world including our collaboration on Forsaken Veteran Of The Drug Wars. Read the brilliant review of the EP and our Folk Rap song from respected US reviewer Stereo Stickman Here and purchase the EP from Bandcamp Here


Folk Rap ... it's happening! The Folk Rap Remix of FORSAKEN VETERAN OF THE DRUG WARS  by California based Rapper Songwriter J.SMO and myself is due for world-wide release on February 26th. There are only an unlimited number of copies available on iTunes so get in and secure your download copy now!!! It's an old school A Side B Side single release you get the Remix and the Original. The full story of this remix soon on the My Take page. 

You can check out J.Smo HERE

FVOTDW photo 

MTM Interview and Video

Parts 1 & 2 of my interview with Josh Smotherman from Middle Tennessee Music are now up on their site HERE ... it includes an Exclusive Video of a new unreleased song so have a listen and a read ... or you can check out the whole thing on the Media Page  - Full interview and video will be podcast next month.


I was interviewed on in a Live Broadcast Special about The Taste of Indie Collective before playing a few songs. The show featured artists from the Collective including myself, Jonathan Shaw from the bands Summon The Birds and Priestessa & Dash and the Greg Farquhar and Nina Carter Duo ... Greg and I have played a bit together and he is the lead guitarist in the Taste of Indie Collective House Band COLLECTIVE ACTION. HERE is a link to the part of the interview about the Collective how it came about, who we are and what we do ... remember it's Live Radio no rehearsal or prepared speech.

HERE is a link to a song I performed Live on the radio THE HIPPIE GHOST DANCE and the story behind the song.



The current plight of Vets in the US has inspired me to write this song, record it and put it out in as many possible outlets as I can find in the hope that with people power support enough political pressure can be put on the politicians to stop the party politics, the bickering, and the inaction and immediately do something about this issue which should be an embarrassment to all Americans.

In the song the finger is pointed directly at the VA and the do nothing politicians but it is also pointed as us the people. We wave the Red, White and Blue and talk about support, heroes, honor, service to the country and all but how many of us have written or contacted their elected representatives in Washington and demanded that something be done to address the deplorable situation at the VA which is delaying the health and other benefits to the very servicemen and women who we claim have given their all for us?

Have a listen to the song and if you like it .... right after you have contacted your Representative....pass it on to someone else.


Bob Crain at the Brunswick HotelPRO PHOTOS                                                          BC by Claudine Avery

So lucky to have so many fantastic photographers who really enjoy good original music and love to drop in to the venues around town and take some photos. The one on the left was taken at the Brunswick Hotel Beer Garden stage in Jan. 2015 by Michael Reynolds who comes around to gigs at certain venues and takes very classy Hi-Res photos of the bands...and then gives them to the bands for FREE. The one on the right was taken by Claudine Avery a professional photographer and back up singer with her beau, she took this one at the Prince Public Bar in Oct. 2015. The black and white was taken by Jem King that's me listening intently to Marlene Samson perform in a Songwriter Session at the Prince Public Bar.





Songwriter Session by Jem King


humanology 101

HUMANOLOGY 101 On The Radio

10 of the tracks have now been uploaded on the the American / Australian Musicians Radio site and are available to be listened to ... the Australian and American sister stations will be playing some of the tracks along the way as well. You can find them here

Humanology 101 is receiving radio air play across The US, Canada and Europe. TV Rockstars especially is getting plenty of air play on College and Internet radio on the East and West Coast of the US and for some reason Germany.... who knew!

There is plenty of info and snips and bits about the CD throughout these pages and a free song download or two....or why not just go to the Shop and pick up a copy to have for your very own.

Free Downloads from Humanology 101:

The Meaning of This Song

Point the Finger

©all songs written by Bob Crain, APRA Registered

HUMANOLOGY 101 - the CD is available to purchase in the "Shop" as you would expect


Media Reviews and Interviews

My interview with MIDDLE TENNESSEE MUSIC discussing all things music and music industry is on line link above Podcast date and time will be on the Gig Page soon.

Check out the Media Page to read recent Reviews and Interviews


Bob Crain




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