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NEW! Fire in the Mind

NEW! The Ukulele Toolbox DVD Series





LUMIČRE - The Bob Brozman Orchestra

NEW! Introducing the Reso-Acoustic 400 Sound System

PRESS RELEASE: Bob Brozman, 1954-2013

Bob Brozman is a guitarist like no other: an established and prolific recording artist, performer, producer, and author, Bob is a non-stop world traveler and tireless researcher in ethnomusicology. His work with musicians from around the world in the past several years has marked him as not only a virtuoso musician and slide guitarist, but also as a pioneer in finding a common thread among global musical cultures.

FIRE IN THE MIND - Bob's latest and last release - BUY NOW!

Bob is the world's leading authority on vintage and new National guitars. He is also a National Reso-Phonic Dealer, carrying the full range of these fine instruments. Order from Bob, and get exactly the features you want and the best prices. Email Bob for more information.

NEW! The Ukulele Toolbox is a new DVD series to help you master the uke! Volumes #1 & 2 both are jam-packed with valuable musical information, from the most basic chords and strums for beginners to a myriad of musical ideas and techniques for more experienced players. Read more here.

NEW! All of Bob's instructional DVDs are now available via Bob Brozman Digital Downloads. Check it out here.

NEW! Par Avion is a new documentary collection of rare footage that captures many of Bob Brozman’s global adventures in music, spanning over 30 years and dozens of countries. Read more here.

NEW! Six Days in Down is the new groundbreaking collaboration with Irish musicians, master uilleann piper John McSherry and fiddle virtuoso Dónal O’Connor. Read more here.

NEW! Kani Wai: Sound of Water is the new duet album of Hawaiian music with Grammy® Award-winning Hawaiian Slack Key Master, George Kahumoku, Jr. on 12-string guitar, and Bob on acoustic lap steel guitar. Four songs also feature the African 26-string kora and two other songs with violin. Kani Wai was just nominated for TWO Na Hoku Hanohano Awards! Read more here.

Post-Industrial Blues, Bob's newest solo album, is a collection of bold new tracks. After years of exploring multi-ethnic music styles around the world, Bob returns to his blues and Americana roots, for a brave and honest look at a world in change.

Lumičre is Bob's brilliant new CD with Riverboat/World Music Network. This incredible collection of musical postcards is the first to feature the Bob Brozman Orchestra. Read more here.

Lap Style Slide Guitar For Blues DVD is Bob's new 2-part instructional series with Homespun. Read more here.

The Reso-Acoustic 400 Sound System is now available! Bob has designed this superb, one-piece professional sound system for all acoustic musicians. Read more here.

Through the language of guitar, Bob's ongoing body of work is launching a new aesthetic called "World Blues." His musical influences draw on a host of tones and beats from Delta Blues, Hawaiian, West African, Indian, Okinawan, Caribbean, Gypsy and Django-style Jazz, to the most modern rhythms of hip-hop, sega, funk, ska, calypso, maloya, and world island music.

Bob was just voted "Best World Guitarist" in Guitar Player Magazine's 2010 Readers' Choice Awards. He was also voted "Best Acoustic Slide Guitarist" by Acoustic Guitar Magazine's Players' Choice Award voters in 2009. Bob tied with Jerry Douglas for this honor, and was lauded by Acoustic Guitar Magazine as "one of the world's most respected slide guitarists."

Bob's newest solo album is Post-Industrial Blues, a collection of bold new tracks. After years of exploring multi-ethnic music styles around the world, Bob returns to his blues and Americana roots, for a brave and honest look at a world in change.

LUMIČRE is an incredible collection of musical postcards - the first to feature the Bob Brozman Orchestra. More info here.

LAP STYLE SLIDE GUITAR FOR BLUES DVD is Bob's new 2-part instructional series with Homespun. Read more here.

LIVE IN GERMANY is Bob Brozman's latest concert DVD, recorded live at the Underground in Köln, Germany. More info here.

check out these links to view recent footage of Bob online:
Watch Bob Brozman on / Toulouse, France
Watch Bob & Friends: Ultimate International Blues Jam
Watch Bob Brozman on Italian National TV / Roma, Italia
Watch Bob Brozman on The Guitar Show / Sydney, Australia

Link to NPR's ALL THINGS CONSIDERED (8-27-07) - Lumičre
Link to PRI's THE WORLD (7-30-07) - Lumičre
Link to NPR's WORLD CAFÉ (2-21-06) - Blues Reflex
Link to NPR's ALL THINGS CONSIDERED (6-4-02) - DigDig
Link to NPR's ALL THINGS CONSIDERED (6-18-01) - Nankuru Naisa
Link to NPR's ALL THINGS CONSIDERED (4-25-00) - Jin Jin

ABOUT THIS SITE: Bob's work encompasses so many different projects, countries, and styles of music, that we've designed this website to be comprehensive and filled with useful information - all easy to navigate and interesting to read. On each page, you can choose from the menu at left and from the 3 pull-down menus above - which organize Bob's myriad projects by CD, Global Location, and Collaborating Artist. Bob's new site includes the basics, such as Tour Dates, Biography, a full Press Kit with Print-Quality Photos - and goes a step farther with detailed articles about National Guitars and other Instruments, plus Tips for Guitarists, Lessons, and Sound Hints.

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Bob Brozman's CDs Songs of the Volcano Lumiere Blues ReflexPost-Industrial BluesLumierePost-Industrial Blues Metric Time Live Now! Rolling Through This World Tone Poems 3 Get Together Mahima Nankuru Naisa Jin Jin Ocean Blues In the Saddle Four Hands Sweet and Hot Kika Kila Meets Ki Ho'alu Remembering the Songs of our Youth Dig Dig