Many of you will already be familiar with the name Bob Meyer as the producer and presenter for Bob’s Folk Show which he did for three years and which we also used to feature here on Folk Radio UK.
Besides plugging many great acts Bob is also a very talented Folk Blues guitar playing singer/songwriter in his own right. After a chat with him over the Christmas holidays I asked him if he’d like to record a session for Folk Radio UK. So here it is, recorded at his home one cold winter night:
“Bridging the great divide from South London to the Deep South, Bob Meyer is one of those individuals who, while showing no desire to crave the spotlight, assimilates and homages his influences to emerge with statements of unadorned and unrelenting honesty.”
“Bob’s also a shit-hot guitar player, first picking up the instrument at the age of ten courtesy of his older brother.
Maybe put off by his own left-handedness, Bob didn’t touch a guitar again until the age of 31 (now nearly 50) when he turned the instrument upside down along with his teach yourself handbook. Within a month he was writing songs, later recording his 2006 debut album All This Is That in one afternoon at the Chocolate Box in Wood Green – all tracks first takes with no overdubs.”
“an extraordinarily talented acoustic blues guitarist… a man who sings like his heart is buried in a Mississippi swamp…” – Guardian Unlimited
He’s second album Threefold Return came out in 2009 both albums released by Malicious Damage Records.