Bobby Sweet / Bio

Bobby is a sixth-generation musician, who began performing at age 7. As a performer, Bobby has shared the bill with some of the top country and folk artists, including Vince Gill, Bill Staines, Bill Morrissey, Deana Carter, Bryan White, Arlo Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Jonathan Edwards, and Sawyer Brown. As a sought-after lead guitarist he has played shows opening for George Jones, Asleep at the Wheel, Willie Nelson, The Bellamy Brothers, Waylon Jennings, and many others. In 2008-2009 he toured with Arlo Guthrie's Lost World Tour, playing electric guitar and fiddle , and has just returned home from Guthrie’s 2010-2011 Journey On Tour.

Bobby was selected as a Kerrville New Folk Finalist in 2011. His songs have received honorable mentions from The New York Songwriter's Circle Songwriting Contest, The UK Songwriting Contest, The Billboard Songwriting Contest, and The Mountain Stage NewSong Contest.

Bobby has written songs that have aired on hit television series CSI, NCIS, Touched By An Angel, Walker Texas Ranger, Soul Food, Judging Amy, Brotherhood, among others. His instrumental and vocal work have been featured on recordings by Arlo Guthrie, Sarah Lee Guthrie, and a host of other independent album projects. Bobby is a former staff writer with HoriPro Entertainment Group in Nashville.

Bobby has spent time in the Andes of Patagonia, Argentina, a pristine wilderness far from telephones and electricity, accessible only by horseback. His travel experiences also encompass sharing music with the chief of a Dogon village in Mali, West Africa, and building houses in Nicaragua with Habitat for Humanity. Back home in the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts, Bobby lives in a small-town community where the love and lives of those around him continually provide the wellspring for new songs.

Stylistically, Bobby's music resides somewhere between John Prine, Jackson Browne, Guy Clark, and a countryfied Bruce Springsteen. An engaging storyteller, he is at home on the stage, whether performing solo, with his eclectic trio, or with the full band.

General Info

Band Members
Photo above L/R: Pete Adams- Steel Guitar/Vocals, Bruce Mandel- Bass/Vocals, Rick Leab- Drums/Vocals
Artist Name
Bobby Sweet
Profile Page
Folk / Americana / Alterna-Country

Contact Info

Becket, MA