Elizabeth & Bob
(Thanks to Erik Huffine for the caricature)
A Little Bit About Us
Currently I have an all-instrumental CD, Carolina Dreaming, which is available throughout NC and has had some success. You can purchase it here:Also have several other CD's: Himage, An Old Fashioned Christmas, A Christmas Prayer, and (with Elizabeth) Tis So Sweet...The Season, Ain't Misbehavin...Much!, and Be Young, Be Foolish, But Be Happy. Currently working on a new CD for release Christmas 2013.
1994 – Present – Perform at churches, restaurants, country clubs, coffee houses, and rest homes – play fiddle, mandolin, guitar, piano/keyboard, harmonica and vocals. Teach private guitar and mandolin (at Wesleyan Christian Academy in High Point), fiddle, sax, and vocals.
I Also Play With:
Mood Swingz - guitar, harmonica, flute, mandolin, and vocals;
Flashback - keyboards, harmonica, and vocals;
Soloist – guitar, keyboards, sax, flute, vocals.
1993 - Present – Choir director at Marlboro Friends Meeting, Sophia, NC
1977 – 1993 - Professional musician – toured 47 states with Billy “Crash” Craddock, Helen Cornelius and Jim Ed Brown, Southern Crescent, Sundance, and Johnny Fisher, a Willie Nelson impersonator (among many others).
Some highlights of this period:
Played on “Hee Haw” – 1980
Played “Jamboree in the Hills” in front of 500,000 people and was broadcast on Showtime to 7 million – 1980
Played for Virginia Governor’s Inauguration – 1984
Had No. 1 country music hit in New York City – “Peaches” – 1985
Played on Grand Ol’ Opry 23 times – 1987-88
Bob plays electric guitar through a Digitech Vocalist, Digitech RP-255, and Digitech JamMan directly into Mood Swingz P.A. system consisting of powered speakers, sub-woofers when necessary, and a Yamaha mixer. Other instruments include a Gemeinhardt flute, Ovation electric/acoustic mandolin, Fender Strat, and several Hohner Golden Melody harmonicas. He has been known on occasion to pull out his vintage fiddle, soprano or tenor sax, and also is adept at kazoo.
2006 - Present - Plays bass with Mood Swingz.
1992 - Present - Plays bass, guitar, banjo, and sings, performs at churches and rest homes.
Elizabeth plays a Rogue viola style bass (Paul McCartney model) through a Zoom 505-II pedal into a SWR bass amp with DI into the P.A. system. She also has an Ashbory bass.
Song selections you can listen to:
Addicted To Love - Live at the Claddagh Robert Palmer
All Of Me, Ain’t Misbehavin’ “Fats” Waller
Be Young, Foolish, Happy Tams
Brandy Looking Glass
Brown Eyed Girl - Live at the Claddagh Van Morrison
Build Me Up Buttercup Foundations
I'll Be Around Spinners
Knock On Wood Eddie Floyd
Listen To The Music - Live at Big Game Safari The Doobie Brothers
Melinda Bob Spencer / Mood Swingz
Pink Cadillac Bruce Springsteen
Route 66, Sunny Side Of The Street Nat “King” Cole
Under The Boardwalk Drifters
Additional Musicians who play with us on demand
2009 - Present A wonderful singer, Mary also plays percussion for Mood Swingz. Mary and Bob have been musical partners for over 7 years, and their harmonies show it.
2009 - Present A wonderful singer, Jimmy also plays percussion for Mood Swingz. He's also known throughout the Piedmont as a harmonica player's player (in other words, HE'S GREAT) and adds a nice touch on slide and rhythm guitar. Jimmy and Bob have been musical partners for over 20 years, and their harmonies show it.
2009 - Present A yankee transplant that is quickly becoming a real southerner, Les switches effortlessly between keys and trumpet, all while adding to the trademark tight vocal harmonies. Having spent 25 years playing the wedding and corporate circuit in New Jersey, Les knows what it takes to coordinate a succesful event. (PS - He's starting to like grits)
2008 - Present A consummate performer, Gerry has played drums and percussion professionally for over 30 years. He and Bob went to school together from 5th grade on and have played together on and off all this time.
2006 - Present - Plays drums with Mood Swingz, has played in rest homes, restaurants and coffee houses, keeps perfect time, NEVER late or drunk. Alesis plays himself (he doesn't need anything else!).
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