Bob and Joline Patterson at the Philadelphia Folk Festival - 1975
What Folks are Saying..........
A collection of stories and songs that will turn a boring one hour drive into a real Florida Adventure
“I haven’t heard stories like this before. This is more than someone sitting behind a studio microphone and telling a story. The stories are bought to life with everyday sounds we take for granted. The sounds of crickets, frogs, and gators embellish each and every tale. Even the crackling of the campfire puts you in a chair right next to him as he tells his stories. Not only do the stories talk of the wonders that are Florida but Bob seems to put his arm around your shoulder and shares with the listener tales of his family and even shares a very personal one about his father that left me with a lump in my throat. This is truly a marvelous CD and a welcome addition to any collectors CD library.”
CD review/FOFF Newsletter
"Bob valiantly carries on Gamble Roger's tradition of humorous storytelling, folk singing, and consummate guitar artistry. He is a true Florida Songwriter and superb picker of the 12 string."
Rick Grant, Editor
"Joline will have you sitting up
and taking notice because this woman has a voice to be heard, not only
powerful but gutsy."
|"Bob creates music and word pictures to give us roots so we
can stand and faith so we can fly."
Annette Bruce, Author
Co-Founder Florida Storytelling Guild
"His songs, like his
photographs, vignettes of the heart, stir us to look a little deeper and
love a little more."
"There are a great many technicians out there on the guitar. Few of them
get as much 'good music' from a 12 string as Bob does."
|Bob Patterson has one foot firmly planted in his original
music and the other foot smack dab in the middle of the Florida storytelling
community. His traditional and original tales are woven masterfully into a
picture, forming a loving pattern that is Bob Patterson's Florida."
Marvelous work...a collection of original
songs and stories that embody the most honest portrait of Florida since the
days of Gamble Rogers and Will McLean."
|"Your poignant music always evokes nostalgia for a life that
is quickly fading. The participants were unanimous in their praise for your
Ann Schoenacher/Program Coordinator
The Florida Humanities Council
For those not familiar with
his work, Patterson is the St. Augustine based guitarist, singer, and
composer whose appearances throughout the area feature his 'songstories' not
unlike Harry Chapin was noted for. His music spans many decades, and has
accumulated at least two generations of regional and statewide fans over