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IHM Artist Bob Pressner Passes Away

Posted By : IHM, Posted On : February 6, 2018

Viral Sensation “King Of Nothing,” Bob Pressner Dead at 63

Indiehitmaker has some terrible news to report this week. Singer, songwriter, and our good friend Bob Pressner passed away of unknown causes January 30th at his home in Florida. He was 63 years old.

Pressner was an authentic musician, known by many as a troubador in the style of Paul Simon and James Taylor. An ex stockbroker who left his job following the 1993 World Trade Center attacks, he was a beacon of honesty and integrity. Though he had eight albums to his name, Bob Pressner knew little chart success until his song “American Dream” became a surprise hit on the Billboard charts this past summer.

“I wasn’t trying to change the world. I was just asking a simple question…What ever happened to the American Dream? What has followed since then has completely blown me away… I didn’t even know the song had hit the charts until after Billboard contacted me. I released the song in January with little fanfare, and then suddenly it took off. The last thing I ever envisioned was to make the Billboard Top Ten.”

Bob Pressner Artist, Singer/Songwriter

Bob Pressner will be missed dearly, to make a donation in his honor, please consider giving to MusicCares here by selecting “In Memory Of” and writing in his name.

Many did not know that Bob was an acclaimed Cantor in the Jewish Faith. Residing just outside of Miami, Florida, those that want to honor his Jewish Heritage can make a donation in his name to the Jewish Federation of Miami here.

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