Robert Bobby was born in Philadelphia and grew up in the suburb of Newtown Square. As a young teenager, his brother introduced him to the music of Bob Dylan and that was his doorway into his own musical adventure. In high school he often frequented The Main Point folk club, getting to hear people like Dave Van Ronk, Chris Smither, Tom Rush, Tim Buckley, Steve Goodman, Muddy Waters and many more.
After attending college at Franklin & Marshall in Lancaster, PA, Robert Bobby formed a rock and rhythm & blues band named The Speedboys which gained a widespread regional following. They released two (2) self produced albums which were critically acclaimed in publications like Rolling Stone, Musician Magazine, The Village Voice, The Los Angeles Herald-Examiner & Philadelphia Inquirer.
2011: A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME by THE ROBERT BOBBY TRIO
2008 : MEET ROBERT BOBBY
Robert Bobby has had the pleasure of opening for such diverse acts as Dr. John, Mick Taylor, Dickie Betts (at The Chameleon Club Lancaster, PA), Chris Smither (at the Whitaker Center, Harrisburgh, PA), Roy Book Binder(for Poconotes in the Poconos, PA), & Fred Eaglesmith (at The Tin Angel in Philadelphia, PA), and most recently Diana Jones, Steve Forbert and James Maddock.
Robert Bobby has performed at the Whitaker Center, The Chameleon in Lancaster, Tin Angel, Steel City Coffeehouse, the emerging artist showcase at Falcon Ridge Festival and for the Susquehanna Folk Music Society.
Robert Bobby currently performs with The Robert Bobby Trio that includes Mrs. Bobby on bass & Bill Nork on dobro & mandolin.