About Bobby Cochran, lead guitarist, singer, writer, author, and producer.
At thirteen he set his aim on becoming a master guitarist and went on to work with many prominent groups, including Steppenwolf, The Flying Burrito Bros. and Leon Russell. He then joined forces with Bob Weir (Grateful Dead), Billy Cobham (Mahavishnu Orchestra), Alphonso Johnson (Weather Report), Kenny Gradney (Little Feat), and Dave Garland (Righteous Brothers, Paul Williams) to form Bobby and the Midnites (available on Columbia and Arista Records). Bobby’s writing and production work has encompassed motion pictures, videos, television and records. He proudly produced Adrian Legg’s albums “Fingers and Thumbs”, “Waiting for a dancer”, “Mrs. Crowe’s Blue Waltz” and “Guitar for Mortals”. The last two each won “Best Acoustic Guitar Album of the Year” for their respective years in Guitar Player Magazine.
Bobby recently worked with “Burrito Deluxe”. This all star band had a unique musical heritage. Combining the talents of “Sneaky” Pete Kleinow (Flying Burrito Bros.), Garth Hudson (The Band). These World Class Legends of Rock and Country, brought the very best of Americana Music to Audiences around the world. You can soon catch Bobby with a new project Called ROCK – IT, featuring BILLY BREMNER (Dave Edmunds, Nick Lowe & Rockpile, The Refreshments), PETER BARON (Albert Lee & Hogan’s Heroes, Renaissance), BRIAN HODGSON (Albert Lee & Hogan’s Heroes, Matchbox), and BOBBY COCHRAN. Bobby is currently working with Anstsy McClain and the Trailerpark Troubadours, one of Americas most clever, intellectual, and emotionally moving entertainment experiences. Some of you may have had the pleasure of experiencing Bobby’s latest venture into the world of Fingerstyle Acoustic work. Bobby has finally debuted his amazing style, in concert, at Eddie Mattingly’s , “Acoustic Master’s Series”, in Elizabeth town, Kentucky. look for a CD soon!
In addition to his stage and studio work, Bobby has held guitar clinics in Europe, Japan and the U.S…and along the way he has helped design and develop the guitars and effects he uses.
Bobby has also expanded his Teaching and Clinics / Master Classes about Guitar, Producing, Writing, Music Business in general, to include and focus on Relationship. Life Coaching has always been a component of his teaching, now it has expanded. He is also finishing a book about Love, Relationship, and Spirituality.
A veteran studio and concert musician, Bobby’s been compared to some of the greatest guitarists in the world, such as, Jimi Hendrix, Danny Gatton, Duane Allman, Albert lee, and Eric Clapton. Cochran’s lead work has moved critics and peers to comment “Exhilarating”, “He’s one of the 12 best guitarists in the country”, “His playing glistens with spontaneity”, “Brilliant!”, “Blistering Rock and Roll!”, “World Class Blues!”, “Lyrical, like a bird singing!”. Experience why the audiences of today prefer the warmth and involvement of live entertainment with Bobby Cochran.