"Bobbie deserves to be in this list of The Few,
The Chosen because he has a unique, and sweet, talent... and has always,
always fronted his own bands and enjoyed wildly successful solo career.
"His songwriting talents and profoundly beautiful tenor voice make
you stop mid-conversation and just look; in another place, another time,
he'd have been recruited for the Vienna Choir Boys. To say that
Bobbie has a gift would be an understatement: he has been graced with an
unusual talent for singing, for pulling emotion and expression from the
depth of his soul, via his extraordinary pipes.
he's created a dynamic and soulful man -- with direction and spirit that
we should all seek in ourselves -- but many are afraid to plumb the depths
of soul. That growth, that fearlessness to seek -- and find --
himself has resulted in his magnificent new CD, My New Hero. This musical
offering is not for the faint-of-heart...
My New Hero is lyrical pop/rock: beautiful guitar work by Bobbie
accompanies those vocals... but it's more than that. The weak should
not venture here if you're afraid of self-discovery. His lyrics are
penetrating, thought-provoking, searching, loving, painful -- a spiritual,
and emotional journey. A retreat, if you will. The day you're ready to
take that walk in the woods, to read Thoreau, to Drive "Til You Get
There" -- that is the day to pop My New Hero into the CD player and
let it wash over you.
do believe that My New Hero says it all so very well: Bobbie Van Detta may
well become you New Hero, especially if you're on the path to
self-discovery. There's nary a songwriter out there to rival his bravery
in bringing the guts to the surface, and to do it with musical ability
that most of us can only imagine..."
Altieri, Poor Richards Saratoga Journal