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Bob Cheevers

Rank #76 US Austin, TX Americana / Americana / Country


Sounds Like: Willie Nelson, Joe Ely, Steve Earle, Neil Young songs

Label: Private Angel Records...Inbred Records...Back 9 Records...Berkalin Records

Manager: Self managed

Bio: Bob is the Texas Music Awards 2011 “Singer/songwriter of the year”, an Emmy winning songwriter, Kerrrville and Napa Valley festival winner with 8 commercial CDs two of which were Euro top 10 and the most recent, 2010 release "Tall Texas Tales", was US Americana #28. Johnny Cash and Waylon Jenning... See Full Bio

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Bob Cheevers has a show on 11/30/2014 at 08:00 PM @ Private House Concert in Airdrie, UK http://www.reverbnation.com/q/5clcki #concert


"On Earth As It Is In Austin" is here!! Go to www.bobcheevers.com to get your copy!
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On Earth As It Is In Austin
Jul 26, 2014
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  • Todd C. Stone (Artist) Todd C. Stone
    its been awhile since i was here last, but glad i am now. great tracks!! :)
  • Todd C. Stone (Artist) Todd C. Stone
    awesome tracks guys!! i love the lyrics!!
  • Judith Miller Band (Artist) Judith Miller Band
    just stopped with coffee, toast and apple butter..."Texas is an Only Child", yes and a state of mind, hugs Bob
  • Cat McLean (Artist) Cat McLean
    Awesome tune and talent!
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Q: I have searched for some authenticity that Lil was actually one of Oppenheimer's daughters (he had one, Katherine, who committed suicide in the Virgin Islands years later), -- can find none. why this?
A: Sorry for just getting to your question. I have never checked this space till today. Can't remember how the writing of Mushroom Cloud Lil began but as the story developed, the character named Lil became part of the landscape. Somehow or other, she got connected to Robert Oppenheimer and turned out to be a killer in my song mostly due to her anger over the fact that her father, Robert, was always tinkering with his atom bomb device and never there when she needed him. After the totally made up story song was completed, I googled Oppenheimer and discovered that Robert and his wife both had love affairs and an unhappy marriage which severely affected their real daughter who first tried to commit suicide by walking out into the ocean in front of Robert's beach home. That didn't work, so she hanged herself. Needless to say, I was taken aback by how close my made up story had come to the real truth.

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