BOB HOWE – SESSION MAN
- Looking for a session guitarist with 40 years of studio and live experience?
- Looking for a diatonic harmonica player who can play straight or blues in any key?
- Looking for a player who can do your overdub session across the internet? (Prices start from US$100.00 – contact Bob for more details)
You need . . .Bob Howe. . . who plays Electric, Acoustic and Slide guitars, bass, mandolin, harmonica and sings!!
Bob began his session career on 25th May 1976 at Festival Studios in Sydney. Reg Lindsay was recording some songs to sit alongside tracks left over from his previous Nashville album. Bob remembers, “…as a teenager I was thrilled when the LP was released and my name was on the cover alongside local session heroes Kirk Lorange, Milton Saunders, Greg Lyon and Doug Gallacher plus Nashville greats like Jerry Shook, Jimmy Capps, Hal Rugg and Bill Walker!”
Bob went on to play on sessions with Frank Ifield, Diana Trask, Sarah Jory (UK), Johnny Chester (Golden Guitar Winner), Allan Caswell (Golden Guitar Winner), Don Spencer (Platinum Seller), Gordon Parsons, Dusty Rankin, Terry Gordon, Greg Champion, Pat Drummond, Keith Glass, Wayne Law, Wayne Horsburgh, Geoff Mack, Donna Boyd, Emma Hannah, Nicki Gillis and many more…
At a 2008 session in Nashville at Sidekick Sound Studios for Travis List, Bob made a cameo appearance on harmonica for Travis’s version of I Remember You. When the CD Cloud Eight was released in Australia, Bob’s name was on the cover alongside current Nashville studio legends Bryan Sutton, Mark Thornton and Paul Franklin. Some thrills never get old…
For details of Bob’s solo recordings and the 100+ other albums that he has played on, visit the Discography page.
COLOUR MY WORLDWhen Petula Clark released this song written by Tony Hatch and Jackie Trent in 1966, her record subtly included the raga-inspired sounds of the early psychedelic era. The backing for this harmonica and harmony guitar instrumental emphasises that effect. Groovy man!
CANDY MANMeeting Roy Orbison in 1976 and then seeing his concert at The Sydney Opera House was a huge thrill. A gentle man and a true legend, this is my tribute to him and to Charlie McCoy who played harmonica on the original recording.
You can also hear Bob play harp on:-
“ON THE INSIDE” – 2000
Listen in Love Theme from Prisoner
- Wayne Law’s album Small Town Dreamer (Massive 7320452)
- Train from Graeme Connors ‘Live’ video
- Tracey’s Been Crying Again by Rayma Sutton (as seen on CMT)
- Where Do Old Cowboys Go? and others from Allan Caswell’s Story of My Life
- I Ain’t Gonna Hop, Pop! from Don Spencer’s Let’s Have Fun
- Margaret and Joe and others from Pat Drummond’s Tales From The Local Rag
- More Bad Weather from Greg Champion’s Champs
- Souths Can Stand Alone by Allan Caswell from “The Glory of South Sydney”
- and many, many more…..