'm Bob Coltrain Kennedy from the small town of Dudley, North Carolina. Bobby to family and old friends. I am not good at bios because I hate to sound self absorbed. There are so many far more talented artists and writers, but people have been kind to me. I grew up listening to traditional Country and Southern Gospel. Charlie Daniels, Marshall Tucker Band and Lynard Skynard were played on Rock stations during high school, so I was influenced by their styles as well. I started writing first, as songwriting was my goal. I only started singing my songs to give voice to them. My father was a part time preacher, but earned his living working, and I first sang in church. One night I sat up in a biker bar for tips. I sang my songs and others. To my surprise they gave a good amount of tip money and people seemed to enjoy it. That led to other bookings every time. I've played about every venue imaginable..many nightclubs and bars, private parties for rich and poor (no charge there, just supper and sweet tea), festivals, fairs, Prison, military base, Beach events, churches, Country Clubs, Weddings & Receptions, America Legions, VFWs, Tootsie's Orchid Lounge and other Nashville clubs, etc. I was signed as a Nashille artist and songwriter with an indie label in the nineties (Killer Records/TNT Promitions). I've had 24 songs published, mainly recorded by regional bands all over the country.