"Bob and Joline have created an original sound that has many different influences. The Patterson's are true Florida folk singers and , more significantly, are superb musicians who sound as smooth as clover honey." Rick Grant/Editor/First Coast Entertainer
Bob Patterson had his first success in the music business with a folk-rock band called 'Elizabeth' in the 1960's. The group recorded for Vanguard Records. Bob wrote the popular single 'Mary Ann' as well as several other cuts on the album. With Elizabeth, Bob opened concerts for everyone from Janis Joplin, Country Joe and the Fish, to Muddy Waters, and a little Vanilla Fudge in between. He appeared on the Mike Douglas Show and did a live performance from Steel Pier in Atlantic City. Bob won his first song writing award a few years later from the American Song Festival. As a solo artist, he continued to open concerts for everyone from Arlo Guthrie to the Blind Rev. Gary Davis.
When he first met Joline, he took her on the road with him and began teaching her how to play the bass. Before long, she was on stage singing and playing with Bob. Together they have traveled all over the U.S. using the music as a 'trip ticket' to take them to places that they might not have had the opportunity to see. They played at festivals, colleges, clubs, resort hotels, and premier listening rooms, and they have appeared on nationally syndicated radio and TV programs like the Nashville Star Search competition 'You Can Be A Star'. Their show is a fine blending of folk, country, blues, ragtime, and storytelling.
Bob and Joline's Friends of Mine Band
Besides performing a s a duo, Bob and Joline perform with their full size group 'The Friends Of Mine Band'. The band features Dick Kraft on flute, saxophones, and banjo. Chip Herrington plays the mouth harp. Bill Temme handles the stand up percussion. Besides doing club dates, the band is featured in summer concert series and folk festivals around the south. They were first place winners in the 'Best of the Best' readers poll for best music group.