Bobby Sweet and friends will perform a set of original songs with a positive message of grace and love. Bobby has shared the bill with many top country and folk artists, including: Vince Gill, Bill Staines, Martin Sexton, Arlo Guthrie, Pete Seeger and Jonathan Edwards. As a sought-after lead guitarist, he has played shows opening for George Jones, Diamond Rio, Asleep at the Wheel, Willie Nelson, The Bellamy Brothers, Waylon Jennings and many others. He recently returned home from his fourth U.S. tour playing guitar with Arlo Guthrie on “Guthrie’s 50th Anniversary of Alice’s Restaurant” tour, which included performances at Carnegie Hall, New Orleans Jazz Festival, and A Prairie Home Companion, among many other landmark venues.
In 2011, he was selected as a New Folk Finalist at Kerrville Folk Festival, and his songs have also received honorable mentions from The New York Songwriters Circle Songwriting Contest, The UK Songwriting Contest, The Billboard Songwriting Contest and The Mountain Stage NewSong Contest.
Bobby has written many songs that have aired TV shows, including: Nashville, Touched By An Angel, Walker Texas Ranger, Soul Food, Judging Amy, Brotherhood and several others. He also had a featured song in the Danny Devito/Bette Midler movie Drowning Mona. Further, his instrumental and vocal work have been featured on recordings by Arlo Guthrie, Sarah Lee Guthrie, and a host of other independent album projects. When not busy writing, recording and performing his own songs, he works as a freelance producer and recording engineer lending more than 20 years of studio experience to artists of varying styles, ranging from folk to Americana to world music.
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.
There will be a 50% discount on tickets for front line workers.
Please call the box office for more information or to purchase.
Patrons should bring low back chairs and/or blankets to enjoy this performance under the tent.
Bobbie’s picnic will be provided by KJ Nosh.
Recommended for ages 10+
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