BadBob & Jimmy - Posted
Review By: George
Peden, CSO Staff Journalist
a fine line, this comedy thing. I mean, what makes someone laugh
often makes another cringe. And when what you’re peddling is
country comedy, well, it's doubly hard. However, newcomers BadBob
Underbrush and his sidekick Jimmy Huckleberry have scaled the
divide with Posted Places.
The redneck “duo”, they
specialize in deer and turkey huntin' humor is surprise surprise,
really is only one person: Kevin Blake Weldon. Weldon, a native of
Lufkin, Texas, has put together 11 tunes, aimed double barrel at
his chosen audience. But while most of the songs will tickle
hunters, there are a few tracks that'll bring a smile to country
comedy fans. The parody to the out-of-retirement Oklahoman, Garth
Brooks, “Posted Places” –“Friends in Low Places” -- is a
standout. Listen out also for a comedic hat-tip to Tim McGraw.
Badbob's “I Like It, I Love It” is a laugh. “Huntin’
Club” is another parody – “Country Club” – which comes
in for a ticklish reworking of the Travis Tritt hit.
“BadBob’s Radio show” is a
take on old-time radio specials, while “Bucky The Bionic Buck”
is a huntin toe-tapper, complete with countrified piano and
fiddle; the track also serves as a spotlight to main man
Weldon’s obvious talent.
A point and click to www.kevinblakeweldon.com
shows the hat-wearing good-looker was once a member of the Curb
recording family – he was the “Blake” in the duo Blake and
Brian, who had a remembered minor ’97 hit with “If Guitars
Were Guns”. Now, as well as his comedic duty as BadBob, the
versatile Texan is out on the road promoting his latest CD, Hold
It’s a fine line, this comedy
thing. It’s a path Weldon moves along with confidence with well
thought-out and audience specific humor. And good luck to him,
happy trails and good hunting. For me, the penny has dropped and I
remember keenly the early days of Weldon’s career, when
partnered with Brian Gowan I really thought, as many did, these
guys could be big. They weren’t. Pity. No laughing matter there.
With Weldon’s keen looks and
made-for-country voice, I’d be ditching the canned laughter in
favor of the more viable music market. Comedy is not for everyone;
for me, BadBob and his cohorts really wasn’t the joke it could
But there is a postscript to Postcards.
I did rediscover Kevin Blake Weldon.