Biography
Bob   Patterson   is   a   professional   singer, songwriter,   and   storyteller   with   over   forty years    of    experience    performing    at    clubs and    festivals    all    over    the    United    States, and    on    nationally    syndicated    radio    and television   programs.   His   career   began   in the   late   1960's   when   he   signed   a   recording contract    with    the    prestigious    folk    music label,   Vanguard   Records.   He   recorded   an album   at   that   time   with   his   folk-rock   band, Elizabeth.   Bob   wrote   and   sang   the   popular single   ‘Mary   Ann’,   along   with   four   other cuts on the album. Bob    moved    to    Florida    in    1969    and became   an   integral   part   of   the   Florida   folk music   scene.   He   has   been   featured   at   the Florida   Folk   Festival   for   over   forty   years performing    12    string    guitar    and    song writing   workshops,   storytelling,   and   music concerts.   He   opened   for   Emmy   Lou   Harris at   the   2005   event   and   was   chosen   as   one of    the    Legacy    Performers    for    the    2006, 2007,     2008     and     2009     festivals.     He independently   produces   music   and   stories on   CD   which   have   received   rave   reviews from   critics   and   fans   alike.   His   songs   have been    recognized    by    the    American    Song Festival    and    The    Best    of    Florida    Song Writing   Competition.   His   song   ‘Lullabye of   the   Rivers’   was   used   in   the   documentary   film   about   the   Ocklawaha   River.   He   had   his   book ‘Forgotten Tales of Florida’ published by the History Press. Bob   is   the   co-founder   of   the   Gamble   Rogers   Folk   Festival   and   has   served   as   the   events artistic   director   for   over   fifteen   years.   He   is   a   board   member   of   the   Florida   Storytelling Association.   He   has,   also,   been   producing   music   for   the   HAWKE   Wildlife   Association’s ‘Music for the Birds Concert’ for over twenty years. Author   and   co-founder   of   the   Florida   Storytelling   Guild,   Annette   Bruce,   writes   that   “Bob creates   music   and   word   pictures   that   give   us   roots   so   we   can   stand,   and   faith   so   we   can   fly”. The   editor   of   First   Coast   Entertainer,   Rick   Grant,   writes   that   “Bob   valiantly   carries   on   the Gamble    Rogers    tradition    of    humorous    storytelling,    folk-singing,    and    consummate    guitar artistry.   He   is   a   true   Florida   songwriter   and   superb   picker   of   the   12   string”.   Dr.   Margaret Longhill,   president   of   the   Will   McLean   Foundation   writes,   “His   songs,   like   his   photographs, vignettes of the heart, stir us to look a little deeper and love a little more”. With   a   distinctive   voice   and   12   string   guitar   technique,   Bob   will   take   you   on   a   trip through   the   real   Florida   that   is   filled   with   humor   and   folklore   of   the   people.   Even   his traditional   tales   are   woven   in   such   a   way   that   they   appear   to   be   part   of   the   Sunshine   State’s landscape.   His   stories   will   tie   you   back   to   the   land,   to   the   plants   and   animals,   to   Florida’s precious   water,   and   to   Florida’s   real   people.   His   poignant   music   and   stories   will   evoke nostalgia   for   a   way   of   life   that   is   quickly   fading.   Don’t   miss   the   opportunity   to   enjoy   the spoken art of storytelling with music and song from one of Florida’s premier performers.
St. Augustine, Florida is where we live joyfully with our dogs Lucy and Ginger. We chose this place, not only for its beauty and high quality of life, because it has a most wonderful music community. We love to bring people together. That is our legacy. We like to present opportunities where one can contemplate the road less traveled. We want people to think about not only who they are and where they come from, but what they might become. Our Music, Stories, and Photographs are about these things.
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Biography
Bob   Patterson   is   a professional          singer, songwriter,                 and storyteller      with      over forty           years           of experience     performing at   clubs   and   festivals   all over   the   United   States, and        on        nationally syndicated      radio      and television         programs. His   career   began   in   the late     1960's     when     he signed       a       recording contract         with         the prestigious    folk    music label,                Vanguard Records.     He     recorded an    album    at    that    time with   his   folk-rock   band,   Elizabeth.   Bob   wrote   and   sang the   popular   single   ‘Mary   Ann’,   along   with   four   other cuts on the album. Bob    moved    to    Florida    in    1969    and    became    an integral   part   of   the   Florida   folk   music   scene.   He   has been   featured   at   the   Florida   Folk   Festival   for   over   forty years    performing    12    string    guitar    and    song    writing workshops,   storytelling,   and   music   concerts.   He   opened for   Emmy   Lou   Harris   at   the   2005   event   and   was   chosen as   one   of   the   Legacy   Performers   for   the   2006,   2007, 2008    and    2009    festivals.    He    independently    produces music    and    stories    on    CD    which    have    received    rave reviews   from   critics   and   fans   alike.   His   songs   have   been recognized   by   the   American   Song   Festival   and   The   Best of     Florida     Song     Writing     Competition.     His     song ‘Lullabye   of   the   Rivers’   was   used   in   the   documentary film    about    the    Ocklawaha    River.    He    had    his    book ‘Forgotten   Tales   of   Florida’   published   by   the   History Press. Bob   is   the   co-founder   of   the   Gamble   Rogers   Folk Festival   and   has   served   as   the   events   artistic   director   for over   fifteen   years.   He   is   a   board   member   of   the   Florida Storytelling   Association.   He   has,   also,   been   producing music   for   the   HAWKE   Wildlife   Association’s   ‘Music for the Birds Concert’ for over twenty years. Author   and   co-founder   of   the   Florida   Storytelling Guild,   Annette   Bruce,   writes   that   “Bob   creates   music and   word   pictures   that   give   us   roots   so   we   can   stand,   and faith     so     we     can     fly”.     The     editor     of     First     Coast Entertainer,    Rick    Grant,    writes    that    “Bob    valiantly carries    on    the    Gamble    Rogers    tradition    of    humorous storytelling,      folk-singing,      and      consummate      guitar artistry.    He    is    a    true    Florida    songwriter    and    superb picker     of     the     12     string”.     Dr.     Margaret     Longhill, president   of   the   Will   McLean   Foundation   writes,   “His songs,   like   his   photographs,   vignettes   of   the   heart,   stir   us to look a little deeper and love a little more”. With    a    distinctive    voice    and    12    string    guitar technique,   Bob   will   take   you   on   a   trip   through   the   real Florida    that    is    filled    with    humor    and    folklore    of    the people.   Even   his   traditional   tales   are   woven   in   such   a way   that   they   appear   to   be   part   of   the   Sunshine   State’s landscape.   His   stories   will   tie   you   back   to   the   land,   to the   plants   and   animals,   to   Florida’s   precious   water,   and to   Florida’s   real   people.   His   poignant   music   and   stories will   evoke   nostalgia   for   a   way   of   life   that   is   quickly fading.   Don’t   miss   the   opportunity   to   enjoy   the   spoken art    of    storytelling    with    music    and    song    from    one    of Florida’s premier performers.
St.   Augustine,   Florida   is   where   we   live   joyfully   with our   dogs   Lucy   and   Ginger.   We   chose   this   place,   not only   for   its   beauty   and   high   quality   of   life,   because   it has   a   most   wonderful   music   community.   We   love   to bring   people   together.   That   is   our   legacy.   We   like   to present   opportunities   where   one   can   contemplate   the road   less   traveled.   We   want   people   to   think   about   not only   who   they   are   and   where   they   come   from,   but   what they      might      become.      Our      Music,      Stories,      and Photographs are about these things.
Back to Top Web Site Developed Under the Direction of Bob Patterson and is  Maintained by Software Business Tools LLC  www.softbiztools.com