British folkie Bobby Long is pals with Robert Pattinson, the "Twilight" saga's vampiric heartthrob. So when Pattinson covered one of Long's songs for the movie's soundtrack, interest in the acoustic singer-songwriter skyrocketed, particularly among the swooning lasses that comprise the film's target audience.

British folkie Bobby Long is pals with Robert Pattinson, the "Twilight" saga's vampiric heartthrob. So when Pattinson covered one of Long's songs for the movie's soundtrack, interest in the acoustic singer-songwriter skyrocketed, particularly among the swooning lasses that comprise the film's target audience.

Long's music isn't just for little girls, though, even if you might have to endure their shrieks to see the 23-year-old play The Basement next Thursday. Anybody with a taste for gruff but sensitive troubadours ought to give him a listen, especially those who find Damien Rice's emotional bleating too much to bear.