BOB CHEEVERS (USA): From Texas to Nashville and back to Austin; country music writ large + Haves & Haves

Date/Time Sun 05 Feb 2017 7:45 PM

Price Online - £10 + £1 booking fee; On The Door - £10


Bob Cheevers makes his 5th visit to TwickFolk as he celebrates “a semi-century of songwriting”. Born in Memphis, the son of a lady who was a radio star in the 20’s-30’s during the big band era. From an early age, his feet were firmly planted in Mississippi Delta Mud, and his songs began to feature characters whose lives reflected the life style along the rivers of the south in the last century. Having spent 16 years as a journeyman writer on Nashville’s music scene, he now lives in Austin fine tuning his musical voice spinning rootsy, blues-flavoured tales of life in a conversational language of the heart.

Bob has toured Europe regularly in the the last twenty years, and it was during one such tour that he found the title for his latest CD: “On Earth as it is In Austin”. He’s an Emmy winning songwriter, and Kerrrville and Napa Valley festival winner and was the Texas Music Awards 2011 ‘Singer/songwriter of the year’. Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings have recorded his songs, while legend has it that when he died, Elvis Presley had a song of Bob’s on his “to do” list. His 1999 “Gettysburg To Graceland” CD resulted in Bob securing the opening spot on what was to be Johnny Cash’s final tour.

For this concert, Bob will be accompanied by Geoff Haves on guitar. Geoff will also be performing with his wife Janis Haves as the opening act Haves & Haves. Together they have written and produced three albums and have toured throughout the UK working with Albert Lee, Michael Chapman and of course, Bob Cheevers.

Celebrating his 50th year as a songwriter with over 3,000 songs to his credit, Bob Cheevers’ new CD is appropriately called “Fifty Years”. The retrospective album covers half a century of his work on two discs with 15 songs per disc plus download access to another 30 songs.