I was shocked to find out Bob passed away yesterday. He will be greatly missed. Before getting into GJ I was more a blues guy and slide was a big part of my repertoire. I took lessons from Bob in the early 2000's and owe him a great deal of what I know about bottleneck blues. He also turned me on to a lot of great vintage Hawaiian music, which has so many ties into Gypsy Jazz. Bob also had a sharp wit and will be missed for his humorous but always dead-on jabs at our modern society.
I'll play a little slide guitar tonight in Bob's memory.
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