Bob Seger 021

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Bob Seger 021

Look closer to find two lyrics and six song titles: “Down on Mainstreet” (Mainstreet); Against the Wind; We’ve Got Tonight; Old Time Rock & Roll; Turn the Page; Still the Same; Night Moves; “Out past the cornfields where the woods got heavy” (Night Moves)

The story: 

Bob Seger

Robert Clark Seger, born May 6, 1945) is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist and pianist. As a locally successful Detroit-area artist, he performed and recorded as Bob Seger and the Last Heard and Bob Seger System throughout the 1960s, breaking through with his first national hit and album in 1968. By the early 1970s, he had dropped the ‘System’ from his recordings and continued to strive for broader success with various other bands. In 1973, he put together the Silver Bullet Band, with a group of Detroit-area musicians, with whom he became most successful on the national level with the album Live Bullet (1976), recorded live with the Silver Bullet Band in 1975 at Cobo Hall in Detroit, Michigan. In 1976, he achieved a national breakout with the studio album Night Moves. On his studio albums, he also worked extensively with the Alabama-based Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, which appeared on several of Seger’s best-selling singles and albums.

A roots rocker with a classic raspy, shouting voice, Seger wrote and recorded songs that deal with love, women, and blue-collar themes and is an example of a heartland rock artist. Seger has recorded many hits, including “Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man”, “Night Moves”, “Turn the Page”, “Still the Same”, “We’ve Got Tonight”, “Against the Wind”, “You’ll Accomp’ny Me”, “Shame on the Moon”, “Like a Rock”, and “Shakedown”, which was written for Beverly Hills Cop II (1987). Seger also co-wrote the Eagles’ number-one hit “Heartache Tonight”, and his recording of “Old Time Rock and Roll” was named one of the Songs of the Century in 2001.

With a career spanning six decades, Seger has sold more than 75 million records worldwide, making him one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time. Seger was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004 and the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2012. Seger was named Billboard’s 2015 Legend of Live honoree at the 12th annual Billboard Touring Conference & Awards, held November 18–19 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. He announced his farewell tour in September 2018.              

-credit Wikipedia

The artwork: 

The first print of this illustration was sold at a silent auction to benefit folks living with Down’s Syndrome. Down Home Ranch provides daily social, educational, residential and vocational opportunities to over 40 adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, empowering them to become the best version of themselves.

Digital Print on Archival Matte – Original illustration done in graphite and the following prisma colors: Violet Blue; Yellowed Orange; and Burnt Ochre. Bob was Detroit. Detroit (well Ann Arbor) is University of Michigan. University of Michigan is Blue and Yellow. Burnt Umber was used to compliment or “take the edge off” the University of Michigan colors.
Artist: Tobin Bortner (who grew up in Ohio) of Bastrop, Texas – drawing done in May of 2019 – ©Tobin Signs/Look Closer Illustrations

DERIVATIVE Work – photo credits: photo by Thomas Weschler; the mic is from; jacket from Rock Hall Library and Archive – photographers unknown

What you get:
$40 (36.95 + 3.05 tax)

11 x 14 Print Package with Authenticity Sheet
signed and numbered (run of 30)
Domestic Priority Mail $8
(Free shipping)

Bob Seger 021

The working man’s rock-star.


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