Never say "Never." Numerous times during the August and September tour I was asked, "Are you serious? Is this really your last tour?" Sad but true, I don't have any plans to go back out on the road. It's been a long time since I first played out and the amount of work involved in setting up the tour (when I'm the booking agent, the road manager, the promo guy, the graphic artist, etc etc etc) has become too much for one person to do. I love the performing. I love playing a house concert where a 45 minute set takes an hour and 25 minutes because we get involved in conversations about music and travel and guitars. So I'm not saying I'm never going to get up in front of an audience and play live again. I still love music festivals and would love to come to your town and play your festival. But for now, that's it. It's been a great ride but it's time to call it a day. And I m not giving up music. I'm still composing and heading into the recording studio with David Findlay working on new material. So keep in touch and when the new stuff is ready, we'll let you know.
In the last few years. Bob has played Live From the Rock Music Festival, Trout Forest Music Festival, Campobello FogFest, Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival, Brampton Folk Festival, Barrie Roots Music Festival, LaHave Folk Festival, Minesing Unplugged and the Orillia Folk Society's FridayFolk series. He has also become a regular on tour through Eastern Canada and the Northeastern United States, playing as feature at several Folk Festivals, Concert Series as well as at Coffeehouses and House Concerts.