Bob & other Musicians

Smokey Greene Festivals 1970s

Bob with Ed Ferris of Reno & Harrell
with Smokey Greene

Bob and Grace – pun intended. Grace French and her husband Bob were a New England fixture for years – Bob & Grace and the Rainbow Valley Folks
Fred Etheridge, Bill Hall and Bob at Bill’s pickin’ shed in Scituate, RI

Cochran BGF May 2000


Russell Moore (IIIrd Tyme Out) & Bob at Cochran BGF May 2000

Gettysburg BGF May 2002



with Ricky Simpkins of Lonesome River Band

Magnolia BGF, Christmas, FL May 2001


Ted Locke (a founding member of Cypress Creek) swaps stories with long time friend, Vassar Clements at the Magnolia Bluegrass Festival (FL) May 2001 as Bob and Clint Dockery listen.

Hillsdale BGF, NY

with Don Stover at Hillsdale, now Grey Fox


with Steve Day & Randy Graham of Dave Parmely and Contental Divide
2 BB’s and 1/2 B

with Doug Driskell, Steve Dilling (IIIrd Tyme Out)

Brewery Arts Center Carson City, NV


with Jim Denoncourt, Steve Dilling, and Russell Moore
with Joe Val & Bob French
with Smokey again at his festival
Smokey’s festival, mid 70s
Raymond McClain (McClain Family Band) and Bob

Fran and Bob with fellow Rhode Islander Jimmy Gaudreau touring with the Country Gentlemen in Tucson, AZ where we lived at that time (about 1983)
with Don Johnson, Ross Nickerson, Gary Kuitert, Peter McLaughlin – The Titan Valley Warheads 1984

Doug Driskell (bus driver and occasional fill-in bass vocalist for IIIrd Tyme Out), Jason Moore (James King Band at that time but now with Mountain Heart, Bob at Cochran, Georgia May 2000

Yeehaw Junction, FL BGF Jan. 2000


with Doug Driskell, Steve Dilling (IIIrd Tyme Out), Sam Tidwell
Pickin’, grinnin’

with Lynn Morris Winchester, VA 2002

with Jerry Williamson – Sound Engineer, Musician, Song Writer

Huck Finn BGF, Victorville, CA 2008

with Randy Waller

with Adam Poindexter of Country Gentlemen at Huck Finn Festival in Victorville, CA 2008

with Mark Delaney [banjo] of Country Gentlemen Huck Finn in Victorville, CA 2008
Bob played bass for Don Stover who was one of Mark’s heroes.
with Bill Harrell
A couple of Decades later in Florida

“Remember when you played at Indian Ranch in Webster, MA?” Bob asks Charlie Waller of the Country Gentlemen. Smokey Greene’s Bluegrass Festival mid 70s

Jamming with the legendary Curtis McPeak of Danny Davis and the Nashville Brass at the Cochran Bluegrass Festival in Georgia Fall 1999. Sam is in the yellow shirt just barely visible behind Don Ripple and Ted Locke (back to – fiddler). Don and Ted were original members of the Orange Blossom Special  band. Don’s wife Mary is playing the bass.

Jammin’ with Jason
Later that evening. Billy Thibodeau, Jason, Bob

Gettysburg BGF August 2002


with Mike Hartgrove of Lonesome River Band

Bob shows Charlie Waller the picture 4 above this at the
Gettysburg BGF August 2002

Bluemont Summer Concerts, VA



When we were in Gainesville, VA Haymarket was almost in our backyard. The Bluemont Summer Concerts of Northern Virginia brought Bluegrass to this small town which played such an important role in the Civil War. We got to see several of the top Bluegrass bands including the Seldom Scene. Here Bob chats with Lou Reid
at another Bluemont concert Charlie Waller reads a song someone had written that touched him. He read it to us between sets at a show at the Haymarket town green. The trailer in the background is the stage. Note the audience on the lawn. It was a wonderful setting for an outdoor Bluegrass show for the amazingly low cost of $2.00 each! We were in Bluegrass Heaven.

Colorado River BGF, Bullhead City, AZ


with Terry Baucom (Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver)

Prescott BGF, Prescott, AZ



Jim Govern, Bob, and John Thompson (founding members of Copper River) harmonize with Bob’s best friend from the old High Strung days (Reno) Charlie Edsall who at that time was working with Ron Spears. Ron joins in on the fun. Prescott, AZ

Jamming with Billy Parker and Doug Piper in Prescott, AZ June 2005