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Bob Evans is not a well known restaurant chain. Okay, in 26 states in the USA it is. But THIS Bob Evans is the award winning, Canadian finger-style guitarist. Welcome to his website.

Get the complete lowdown on him at About Bob.

Or, now that you’re here and apparently have some time to kill, why not

Or perhaps you’ve got a month end report due in less than an hour and you’re just looking for some mindless diversion to distract you from your actual task at hand. A jigsaw puzzle or two could eat up that time nicely.

On the other hand, if you’re just curious about which of the entrants in the very crowded field of Famous Bob Evans’ of the World he is NOT, check out I’m Not THAT Bob Evans to spend another ten minutes of your life you’ll never get back.

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Recent Posts

Some forty five years ago I got caught up in the ragtime music revival of the early 70s. A combination of the success of Joshua Rifkin's Nonesuch recordings of Scott Joplin's works, the soundtrack of the movie The Sting - which turned The Entertainer in a major hit record- , and probably the fact that Joplin's music was moving into the Public Domain making it cheap to publish, all came together to resurrect this musical style.

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The Slippery Slope is an original composition of mine celebrating a slip in' and a slidin' on the fretboard. A transcription and MP3 bundle is now available in the Acoustic Tonic Music Store

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Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas    December 15, 2016
This is one of my favourite songs for the Christmas season. The title says it all, although the original lyrics were a bit more ambiguous.
Have Yourself Merry Little Christmas was written for the 1944 film Meet Me In St. Louis, starring Judy Garland. Garland balked at singing the original lyrics Read More ...
I am teaming up with classical guitarist Brad Mahon to present an evening of music and stories for and about the guitar. We’re calling it Nylon and Steel – Exploring the Acoustic Guitar and will be doing two shows in Regina on June 13 and 14. Performing on two similar, yet distinct, forms of the… Read More »
Blackbird    October 11, 2014
Blackbird is one of Paul McCartney's little masterpieces. With my penchant for arranging The Beatles for solo guitar this is one song I couldn't ignore. Read More ...
E-Tickets    May 1, 2014
Back to Acoustic Tonic Music Store» To purchase e-tickets: Click on the Purchase Tickets beside the concert you are interested in Enter the number of tickets you want in the Qty field Once your purchase is completed, a receipt will be e-mailed to you. Print the e-mail receipt and bring it to the concert to… Read More »
Videos    May 1, 2014
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CDs    May 1, 2014
Back to Acoustic Tonic Music Store» Dr. Bob’s Acoustic Tonic A mix of vintage and contemporary ragtime-blues tunes for solo guitar and vocal. (More …) 4 On 6 Outstanding Instrumental Album 2008 Western Canadian Music Awards A collection of 12 classic tunes by The Beatles arranged for solo guitar. (More …) – Physical CD Or… Read More »
Transcription available Level: Int/Adv     Tuning: Drop D Includes Transcription + MP3 I‘m just sitting here today looking at the scene outside my window: a blanket of snow on the trees and ground all wrapped in a crisp temperature of -27C temperature (-39C wind chill). As I look out I think to myself, “Could there… Read More »
This past weekend (Sept. 29, 2012) my wife and I travelled down to Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, for the Home of the Legends Thumbpicking Weekend. We had a wonderful trip seeing some beautiful scenery, meeting great people (inlcuding some fellow Canucks who had come down from Toronto) and hearing some fine guitar music. I also entered… Read More »