Hopeless Romantic

by Bobby Dove

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Golden Years 04:07



Produced by Bobby Dove.
Co-produced by Bazil Donovan and Tim Vesely.
Recorded and mixed by Tim Vesely at The Woodshed, Toronto, On.
Mastered by Harris Newman at Grey Market Mastering, Montreal, Qc.
All songs written and composed by Bobby Dove except for Early Morning Funeral, co-written with Eric Sandmark.
Cover photo: Jennifer Baron
Album design: Brittany Brooks

Copyright Bobby Dove music 2020 - SOCAN 2020

Thank you to FACTOR Canada and Canada Council for the Arts for their support in this project.

Thank you to the band David Baxter, Jimmy Bowskill, Burke Carroll, Bazil Donovan, Michelle Josef, Steve O'Connor. And thank you to Jim Cuddy and Jenny Whiteley for their beautiful backing vocals – It's a true honour to make music with such amazing musicians and artists. Thanks to my co-producers: Bazil for your unwavering honesty, and Tim, for your everlasting patience.
Special thanks to Jim Bryson, Matt Large, Lynn Miles, Aaron Goldstein, Aaron Knight, Guillaume Parisien, Jordi Rosen, and Eric Sandmark for their ongoing counsel. Thanks to Howard Bilerman and my Banfettes at the Banff Centre for inviting me to a safe space, where I created some of these songs.
Thank you to the Appalachian Hippie Poet, for always reminding me that what you focus on will grow. Thank you to Jen Baron, for the brilliant photos and for all you teach me. I am ever grateful to my friend and spiritual advisor Jordi Rosen, and I cannot express enough gratitude to the rest of my close friends and family.
Much love and many thanks to the fans, DJ's and venues, who have supported me along the road. You remain in my heart despite all distances.

Your Hopeless Romantic,
Bobby Dove


released January 30, 2021


Bobby Dove - vocals, acoustic guitar on tracks 1-11, mandolin on 7
David Baxter - electric guitar on tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 11
Jimmy Bowskill – violin on tracks 1, 4, electric guitar on 3, 6, 9, mandolin on 7, 8
Burke Carroll - pedal steel on tracks 1,2,4,5,6,8,11
Jim Cuddy – backing vocals on track 4
Bazil Donovan - electric bass on tracks 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,11
Michelle Josef – drums on tracks 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,11
Steve O’Connor - piano on tracks 2,3,4,6,7,9,11 Hammond B3 organ on tracks 3,5,9,8
Tim Vesely - tambourine on tracks 1,6,8
Jenny Whiteley – backing vocals on tracks 1, 2, 5, 6


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Bobby Dove Montreal, Québec

Since the 2016 release of Bobby Dove’s debut full-length album, Thunderchild, the Montreal-born singer songwriter has built a following across Canada and beyond. Bobby has become known as one of the country’s most dedicated troubadours, crooning live audiences with heart-worn originals, and paying tribute to the golden age of Country music.

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