Born in Madison County, NC, Bob started playing at the age of 16 with a group called the Sunshine Pals, and performed in Knoxville on the WNOX Barndance along with Flatt and Scruggs, Archie Campbell, Don Gibson, and Tennessee Red.
A versatile musician Bob has played in Square dance bands, Rock bands, and also performed with Country Music legends, Loretta Lynn and Stonewall Jackson. Most notably, Bob performed with the Charlie Spivak Orchestra before joining the Carolina Rebels in the early 1980ís. Bob plays electric and upright bass for the band and is a master of both.
Bob and his wife Dottie live in Lexington, SC. They have numerous children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.