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Whether playing  mandolin at weddings, festivals or other special events, Bob is capable of switching from old time fiddle tunes, to folk, swing,  jazz, classical or bluegrass and can play your event solo, duo, trio, quintet and full bluegrass band. He currently is leader of the 8th of January, bluegrass band; Mandolin Consort of Atlanta, mandolin quintet and the Atlanta Mandolin Orchestra as well as performing with other top players in the Atlanta, North Georgia and Southeast. 

Bob’s diverse musical background began in 1978 when he discovered the mandolin and began playing professionally. He became a member of the Atlanta music scene in 1982 and his love affair with the mandolin has taken him through many musical idioms including: blues, bluegrass, country, classical, choro, and jazz.

Bob is the co-founder and concertmaster of the Atlanta Mandolin Orchestra, where he has performed since 1994 in performing arts centers, universities, colleges, high schools and retirement centers around the state of Georgia. Besides his duties with the Atlanta Mandolin Orchestra, Bob has been vice-president of the Southeastern Bluegrass Association and vice-president of the Classical Mandolin Society of America. He has performed in 100+ member mandolin orchestras all over North America. He has participated in workshops with some of the world’s most renown mandolinists including Carlo Aonzo, Caterina Lichtenberg, Mike Marshall, Peter Ostroushko, Don Stiernberg, and Evan Marshall to name a few. Bob also plays mandolin with some of Atlanta’s finest bluegrass players.