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      Bobby Stevens toured with the legendary Link Wray at age 14, later opening shows for The Turtles, the Fifth Dimension, the Royal Guardsmen and the infamous Jerry Lee Lewis. After high school, he moved to Washington, DC and continued doing road gigs up and down the East Coast. DC remained h... read more
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      Bobby Stevens toured with the legendary Link Wray at age 14, later opening shows for The Turtles, the Fifth Dimension, the Royal Guardsmen and the infamous Jerry Lee Lewis.

      After high school, he moved to Washington, DC and continued doing road gigs up and down the East Coast.

      DC remained his home base until the mid-seventies, and then it was off to the Caribbean to the beautiful island of St. Thomas, where Bobby’s band enjoyed the island by day and rocked out at night. It was literally a gig in paradise. He fell in love with the tropical life style and after returning to the states, it wasn’t long before he packed his bags and headed south to the Gulf Coast of Florida, longing for palm trees, beaches and tiki bars.

      A few years later, Bobby was lured back to DC, where his bands landed “house gigs” at a variety of Georgetown hot spots including The Keg, The Crazy Horse, and two separate stints at the iconic Bayou, where it was not uncommon for local greats Nils Lofgrin (Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band) and the incomparable Danny Gatton to stop by for an impromptu jam. Bobby’s band, Sinbad, one of DC’s hottest groups at the time, also opened for Three Dog Night, Eddie Money, Al Stewart, The Babys (featuring John Waite) and Root Boy Slim. During this time, Bobby also did a variety of studio gigs; sang on a few “jingles,” was part of a group of local musicians hired for a session under the direction of John Hall of the group Orleans, and proudly took part in the “George Michael’s Redskin Dirt Band.” He has also performed, as a vocalist, with Paul Reed Smith and Jim McCarty of Cactus.

      In the early nineties, Bobby switched gears and became a solo act and quickly landed another house gig, this time at Tully’s in Frederick, MD where he performed three nights a week for eight years. On the weekends he enjoyed playing gigs around the Chesapeake Bay like Red Eye’s Dock Bar, Jelly Fish Joel’s and Hemmingway’s, as they were reminiscent of the tiki bars he’d grown to love.

      Although Bobby originally started his solo act accompanied only by an acoustic guitar, he quickly became bored with the limitations. First he added a drum machine, then a harmonizer that allowed him to do three-part harmony on-the-fly. But mostly, he missed playing electric guitar. So he added midi-files and sequenced “tracks” to his arsenal and got back to what he’d been doing all those years while playing in bands.

      In 1997, Bobby recorded a CD of originals titled “Old Dog, New Tricks.” Some of the great musicians he had the privilege to work with over the years jumped in and lent a hand. The 10 songs featured here are from this CD.

      In 2003, Bobby formed a company, Old Dog (www.olddogproducts.com) that manufactures guitar stands and speaker cabinets. His Road Warrior guitar stand and X-Cabinet have both been featured products in Guitar Player Magazine. He took a five year hiatus from gigging and focused on the business.

      The desire to play again was slowly creeping back - then out of the blue, he got a call from an old musician friend named Alan Smallwood who had spent the last couple of decades in New York. The two decided to form a duo which is now performing under the name, “Big Sip.”

      Bobby currently performs as a solo act and as part of the duo, Big Sip. (www.myspace.com/bigsip)
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