|Friday 31 October 2014 @ 09:00pm : -
Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings have recorded his songs. When he died, Elvis had a song of Bob’s on his “to do” list. Having written over 3,000 songs with some of them heard on TV and in movies, Bob has toured Europe relentlessly since the year 2000 doing 20-60 concerts per tour and has played in just about every state in the US. He has been a music biz professional since the late 60''s during his top-40-charting pop solo career in LA and with his band The Peppermint Trolly Company which was the voice on the TV theme “Love American Style”.
One result of his 1999 “Gettysburg To Graceland” CD being Americana top 20 was being given an opening spot on what was to be Johnny Cash’s final tour. Bob grew up in Memphis and got a soul full of music not only from the icons of his youth such as Elvis and Johnny but also from his mother who was a radio star in the 20''s-30''s during the big band era. After 25 years in the pop field in California and 16 years as a journeyman writer in Nashville’s country music scene, he now lives in Austin where, in 2011, he was voted the Texas Music Awards’ “Singer/Songwriter Of The Year”.
Nominated again in 2014 for “Singer/Songwriter Of The Year” as well as “Album Of The Year” for his “Smoke And Mirrors” double disc, his CDs regularly find their way into the top of the UK Americana charts and loom largely in the US Americana landscape. His new record “On Earth As It Is In Austin” featuring 15 new guitar/vocal songs with 15 of Austin’s most celebrated musicians playing on one song each continues the Cheevers musical tradition of presenting characters from his past, present and vivid imagination…giving them lives full of love, doubt, hope, struggle and redemption proving that still today, Emmy winning songwriter Bob Cheevers continues to fine tune his musical voice spinning blues flavored tales of life in a conversational language of the heart.