A picture of Raybob playing guitar


Raybob hails from northern KY.  Musical family, mother was soloist in Cincy area, sang Star Spangled Banner for Reds game.  Began learning guiltar 5th grade, had 1st paid gig at Sorority party before 8th grade earning $5 ea.  Was bassist for high school jazz band and vocal chorus shows.  Moved to SF, played bass for Dave Judd’s Closet Cowboys, Naomi Ruth Eisenberg, Hickory Switch, Dale Pryor, Mike Brown’s Country Jam, Naomi Ruth Eisenberg (Dan Hicks & Hot Licks), later played lead guitar with Cowpokes backing up The Judd’s on their 1st stage performance before they went to Nashville.  Back to KY played with many roots bluegrass country folk, back to CA played Hog Farm Festival ’93 with Cheyenne Bodie Band, then solo artist in Big Sur, then moved to Tahoe where he plays with “Sierra Drifters”, “Bison”, “Darren Senn Band”, “Whiskey Mojo” and has played pedal  steel or bass or guitar with “Cash Only”, “Outpsyders” , Mark Wilson, and others.  Currently Raybob formed his own band, “The Dudes”.