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Long has changed his tune on importance of protest songs

“The one thing I can remember about every song I write is generally where I was when I wrote it,” says Bobby Long said. “You feel different writing in different places, being in a different setting.”
“The one thing I can remember about every song I write is generally where I was when I wrote it,” says Bobby Long said. “You feel different writing in different places, being in a different setting.”
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Modern folk singer-songwriter Bobby Long was never a big fan of protest songs while he was growing up in London. “I was exposed to it in a bad way,” Long said recently from his girlfriend’s family’s place in Poughkeepsie, on a break between tours. “I don’t know. It was just kind of, white middle class kids singing about stuff. I was in London ... they were singing about weird stuff, the music was terrible; they ...

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