Bob Cheevers Bio Bob Cheevers has earned a place in the landscape now called Americana Music having charted Top 20 in that genre with his last two CDs. Bob grew up in Memphis and got a soul full of music not only from the icons of his youth such as Elvis and Johnny Cash but also from his mother, who was a radio star during the Great Depression performing with the Big Bands of that era. A hundred year old photo of his grandmother graces the cover of his Gettysburg To Graceland CD. From an early age, Bob's creative feet were firmly planted in Mississippi Delta mud, and his songs began to feature characters whose lives reflected the life style along the rivers of the South over the past hundred years. Bob has spent the last 6 years touring relentlessly in Europe as well as doing house concerts and venues in the US. His favorite 'accolade' is having been personally asked by Johnny Cash to join Cash on what would become Cash's final tour. Bob's songs include tales of romance, a personal look at the world thru his own eyes and character studies of people who were caught up in the Civil War... Rootsy, Blues flavored tales of the Mississippi Delta delivered in a conversational language of the heart. A master tune smith, Bob is rounding out his 4th decade as a songwriting troubadour, About his songs he says, 'I don't know if these stories are true, but they happened to me'. ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Six commercial CDs 2 of which charted Americana Top 20. Selected by Johnny Cash to open Cash's final tour. Winner of prestigious Kerrville New Folk competition. Winner of Napa Valley Folk Festival Songwriting Award. Emmy Award for Music Video of 'Big City Gambler'. Sang theme song to Love American Style as member of Peppermint Trolly Co. ARTICLES AND/OR REVIEWS: Performing Songwriter, Acoustic Musician, BMI Magazine, Country Standard Time, Music Row Magazine, Gavin Americana Magazine, No Depression, Roots Town Music Magazine (Belgium), Late For The Sky (Italy), Country Music People (England) Maverick (England) Get Rhythm &Flying Shoes (England), Hot Press & Country Music Plus (Ireland). Featured in 1998 CBS television show Eye On America . PERFORMING: Fall 2007 Memphis Heritage Festival Summer 2007...46 shows in England and Scotland Sept 2006...South West Folk Alliance panel on International Touring Nov 2006...Far West Folk Alliance Conference Main Stage Performer and panel member on International touring Nov 2006...12 show mini-tour of California Sept-Oct 2006...6 show mini-tour of Texas Sept 2006...Americana Music Association Conference panel member on International Touring June-August 2006...58 shows in Scotland and England Feb-March 2006...12 show mini-tour of California August 2005...6 shows in southern France & 7 in Scotland April-June 2005...40 show tour of Ireland, Scotland and England June-August 2004...60 show tour of Ireland, Scotland, England and France June/July 2003...40 show tour of Ireland, Scotland and England Memphis In May Festival 2003 Nov/Dec 2002...25 show tour of England and Scotland April/May 2002...40 show tour of Ireland, Scotland & England October/November 2001...30 show tour of Ireland, Scotland and England March 2001...Tour of Italy February 2001...25 show tour of Ireland, Scotland and England May 2000...22 show tour of Holland, Belgium, France and England Special guest artist at Gavin Americana Conference in 1998 and 1999 Regular performer on the Delta Queen, Mississippi Queen and American Queen paddle wheelers Year- round USA singer/songwriter venues including clubs, concerts and festivals from coast to coast PERFORMED WITH: Michael McDonald, Johnny Cash, Delbert McClinton, Hal Ketchum, Dash Crofts, Dan Penn, Spooner Oldham, Kim Carnes, Kevin Welch, Dougie MacLean, Kim Richie, Gillian Welch, Dave Olney, John Sebastian, Chris Smither, Tom Russell, Ray Wiley Hubbard, Tim Grimm and others. QUOTES: Neil Fagen of Performing Songwriter on Bob's songs"...a book of short stories, bound together flawlessly by a natural born story teller" Shelby Foote, renowned Civil War historian: Bob's Southern songs "show an understanding of war as a thing of shame as well as glory". John Tita of Polygram Music NY:"Bob is the new Mark Twain and The Great American Writer".
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