Viral Sensation Bob Pressner, passed away from unknown causes at the age of 63 at his home in Delray Beach, Florida on January 30th, 2018, days before his latest single, "American Dream, Vol 1" is set to launch. After debuting the original version of "American Dream" at #12 on the Billboard Hot Rock Chart last year, which eventually climbed to #6. The song, which captured the divisiveness of America during the Election and President Trumps Inauguration last year, also hit #1 on the Billboard Digital Song Sales Chart.
Known as the "King of Nothing," a nod to his first viral video hit on YouTube, which garnered over 20 million views, this retired stock broker, who survived the 1993 World Trade Center attacks and left Wall Street shortly thereafter, proved to everyone that you are never too old to follow your dreams.
In discussing the success of the originally released song, Pressner said that he "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." Ironically, at the time he was living his dream, "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."
Pressner's Music Manager, and Long Time Friend, Kurt Zendzian, feels honored to have help shaped Pressner's career and looks forward to releasing "American Dream, Vol 1" this week. "If the only thing that I have accomplished in my life, is helping a 63-year-old man, achieve his life long dream of hitting the Billboard charts, releasing albums comprised of songs he wrote from his heart, then I've accomplished a lot. It's been an honor to work with Bob over the years, and I look forward to securing his legacy."
With America still on "lockdown", and daily "showdowns" continuing on the streets, in our courtrooms, and in the media, Pressner's original song and revised message being released on Friday is still as timely and impactful as when the first version of the song was released.
About Bob Pressner:
Bob Pressner has eight albums to his credit. A former Wall Street Trader, Pressner left his day job after a truck bomb was detonated in New York City in 1993 underneath the World Trade Center, eight years before 9/11. Pressner has performed throughout the United States, and has been a regular featured artist for the XFINITYSessions on Comcast's XFINITY On Demand. His music is authentic, honest, and gives his fans something to make "them think and reflect, something that's different from the stuff that's out there."
Considered the "first great troubadour" since Paul Simon and James Taylor, Pressner puts the focus on creating music that has substantial and significant messages. His melodies stick to your ribs and his words inspire. "American Dream" doesn't differentiate from this, taking a hard look at the state of our country, and divisiveness surrounding the Trump presidency.