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.