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Free Bob Zentz MP3 Download for New Year's Eve

"The End of Another Year" welcomes 2008, thanks folks for support


December 21, 2007 -- At long last, Virginia folk favorite Bob Zentz has released his 1995 composition, "The End of Another Year," a dozen years and countless performances after writing it.

The song, composed by Bob for the first -- and last! -- "First Night Norfolk" celebration as a way of welcoming 1996, has circulated through the folk world and even been performed and recorded by other artists, including the late Pat Travis of Pittsburgh, PA, but never made it onto one of Bob's studio recordings until now.

"When I made this song, I was thinking about the memories and acquaintances who get us from one year to the next," says Bob.  "This was a way to thank them."

The track was recorded earlier this year at Soundside Studios in Ocracoke, NC.  In addition to Bob on vocals and guitar, the recording features Lou Castro and Marcy Brenner of the Ocracoke-based duo "Coyote" and Jeanne McDougall of the L.A.-based band "Westlin Weavers."

The song will be included on an upcoming studio album, to be released later in 2008.

("The End of Another Year" was available as a free download until the end of 2007.  Lyrics and chords are available at www.bobzentz.com/songbook/t.endyear.htm )

For five decades, Bob Zentz has been at the heart of the Hampton Roads traditional music scene.  The Norfolk native performs internationally yet still lives and performs in his hometown, and is active in nurturing the next generation of traditional music performers, in the belief that the future of our world depends upon our youth, and music.  Information about Bob's music, life, friends, performances, and programs for all ages elementary school to elders is available at www.bobzentz.com



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