Even though he is a vibrant singer/songwriter, author, and painter, Bobby Bridger seems to somehow shine even brighter as a theatrical performer. It is through the stage that his historical, literary, and conceptual visions truly come alive. Major record producers and musicians have described Bridger's voice as "the most beautiful singing voice they've ever heard," and even after over four decades in the industry, is still "clear as a bell." This "voice" also echoes his storytelling capabilities; a true balladeer and raconteur extraordinaire, he blends spoken word and song in a uniquely enchanting experience. From his own works A Ballad of the West and Aldebaran and the Falling Star to working directly with Dale Wasserman, Christopher Sergel, Lynn Britt (Old Vic Theater, England; National Theater Institute, CT), David Carradine, Slim Pickens, Ramblin' Jack Elliot, and at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center at the National Theater Institute, Bridger has had a full career working in the theatrical arts.

Bridger has also created numerous commercial and film scores, including the score for the Max Evans film, The Wheel (Bridger's theme song for this movie, "Circle of Love," was a hit single). It was through the film's female star, Daryle Ann Lindley, that he met her father Slim Pickens, who would eventually came to work with Bridger as the narrator for Seekers of the Fleece.

Recently, Bridger and a production team began a 3-part DVD project about his life and involving his work. "The Bobby Bridger Project," as it is tentatively titled, includes a documentary about Bridger's life and work entitled Quest of an Epic Balladeer. Interviews include: Max Evans, David Amram, Vine DeLoria, Jr., Fred Carter, Jr., Dale Wasserman, Joe Sears, and many more. "The Bobby Bridger Project" also includes the entire A Ballad of the West trilogy performed live from the T-Bone Ranch in Antonito, CO, with original members of the Lost Gonzo Band, John Inmon and Bob Livingston, and recorded in Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound, and mastered in Austin at Terra Nova Digital Audio. Also included in the project is an exclusive 30-minute behind-the-scenes look at the making of A Ballad of the West film project.

This section of the website is currently being updated to include archived photos from past performances, scripts, songs, videos, (including trailers from the upcoming documentary and A Ballad of the West DVD project!), as well as other fascinating stories and information from his long career. Please check back often for more exciting information and multimedia!

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2013 HOT News

New Bridger Recording
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Bridger interviewed and performs for documentary film to be part of an exhibition at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian.
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Bobby's Calendar is Updated for 2013
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Bridger's song, 'The Horse and the Man' used in new documentary film
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Bridger is Centenary College of Louisiana's resident "Attaway Fellow" for the fall, 2013 semester. learn more

Bridger hangs two exhibition paintings at the Dixie Theater in Ruston, Louisiana and at Centenary College of Louisiana in Shreveport. learn more