Born in Alexandria, (Fort Belvoir) VA
on January 14, 1957 and raised in Falls Church, VA, Bob Hume
is a familiar name among local guitar players and other musicians.
He has been playing guitar since 1968. Bob worked hard to
learn his instrument while studying with Pat Brogan of Foxes
Music, John Marlow, Bill Bisecker and later Danny Gatton.
He attended George C. Marshall High School and played in the
Jazz band winning several awards. Bob holds an Associate in
Arts Degree in Music Theory. He also plays Mandolin and Hammered
Dulcimer. As a result of his extensive study and experience,
he is capable of playing many styles of music. Bob demonstrates
his abilities regularly, performing locally with The Bob and
Jerry Show, and Catfish
Hodge, among others. A performance schedule is available on this site.
Over the years Bob Hume has worked with country singers Johnny
Lee and Helen Cornelius. He has played with oldies acts, Kathy
Martin and The Hot Rods, The Fabulous Bel Airs, multiple “Elvis”
impersonators and 60’s teen idol Ronnie Dove. Bob’s
extensive resume also includes performances with music legends
such as saxophone great Ace Cannon, trombonists Bill Watrous
of the Merv Griffin television show , Dave Bargeron of Blood
Sweat and Tears, harmonica virtuoso Jim Allison, guitarists
Bill Kirchen, Evan Johns and the late great Danny Gatton.
Bob has contributed music for The Young and the Restless television
program. Appearances on shows featuring Bobby and Sonny Osbourne
(Rocky Top), Mel McDaniel, Ronnie Reno, and a host of others,
help to fill in a picture of the extraordinarily well rounded
performing musician that Bob Hume has become.
Bob uses Fender guitars and amplifiers for electric work.
His guitars include a 1958 Fender
Telecaster, a 1952 Fender Reissue Telecaster, and a 1957
Fender Reissue Stratocaster.
Bob's amplifiers include an original 1966 Fender Vibrolux
Reverb , two 1967 Fender Princeton Reverbs, a 1971 Fender
Vibro-Champ, a 1963 Fender Vibroverb re-issue and a 1965
Fender Deluxe Reverb re-issue. Bob doesn't use effect
pedals or devices.
Bob's acoustic guitars are EF261s by Takamine.