It seems like only yesterday, Bob was loading up a two man
Shasta House Trailer to a Lincoln Continental and headed for Texas.
Arriving in Austin in December of 1975, Bob quickly threw away his
winter coat from the North and with tears of joy in his eyes, declared
Texas his home! He quickly fell in love with the warmth of Texas
with it's temperatures and people!
Through out the many years that followed, Bob found himself immersed
in the rich Texas fiddle culture of Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys.
Texas offered many places to play with many talented musicians that
would take him to places dreams are made of!
Armed with a fiddle and bow and a song in his heart, Bob quickly
polished his craft of Western Swing, Cowboy and Western Country
Music. Embraced by young and old alike, Bob has traveled with various
groups through Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Nevada, California, New
Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, along with Canada, France and Spain to
bring the world his brand of country music.
"People sometimes ask me how did
you get the name of Bad Bob? Well, I could tell ya'll one big windy
after another like it was because I once shot a man for passing
gas in a Houston Courthouse elevator but I prefer the truth. I was
playing at The Winchester Club with the late I.P. Sweat (now this
guy paid his dues) when I accidentally hit a sour note. Bert Wills,
our lead guitar player at the time turned to me and said: That was
BAD BOB! And the name stuck ever since!"