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Bob’s diverse musical background began in Chicago, Il. where he grew up on a steady diet of Blues and and Rock music. In 1978. after he discovered the mandolin and began playing bluegrass music professionally. Moving to Atlanta in 1982 Bob became a member of the Atlanta music scene and his love affair with the mandolin has taken him through many musical idioms including: blues, bluegrass, country, classical, and jazz.
Bob is currently the leader of the GA Music Awards nominee for Americana/Bluegrass band of the year, 8th of January bluegrass band; also performing Bob Knysz Mandolin – mandolin soloist; with the Mandolin Consort of Atlanta mandolin quintet; 16 Strings – Duo Mandolin/Mandocello; president of the Atlanta Mandolin Society and concertmaster of the Atlanta Mandolin Orchestra as well as performing with other top players and groups in Atlanta and Chattanooga.
Whether playing mandolin or octave mandolin at weddings, festivals or other special events, Bob is capable of switching from Old Time fiddle tunes, to Swing, Jazz, Classical, Italian or Bluegrass. Bob can also play your event solo, or as a duo, trio, quartet, quintet and full bluegrass band.

For Bookings contact Bob Knysz at:   f5mando@gmail.com                        or call Bob at 404-630-7287