Bobby Fisher

Bobby Fisher BOBBY FISHER definitely gets around! His name is familiar to anyone who reads the liner notes of the popular Catholic CDs of our day, including his own collections If We Dare to Hope, Go Out and Tell and Misa Santa Barbara. He has recorded with Bob Hurd, Ken Canedo (that was Bobby on the Hammond organ on Alleluia! Give the Glory), Marty Haugen, David Haas, Leon Roberts, Carey Landry, the St. Louis Jesuits, and Who Do You Say I Am. He has also worked with the studio musicians who support David Bowie, John Mellencamp, Sandi Patty, Steve Miller, Rod Stewart and Bonnie Raitt. Talk about subliminal presence! If you’re a soap opera fan you’ve heard Bobby’s distinctive guitar licks on All My Children, One Life to live, Another World, The Guiding Light and Passions, as well as Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. He has also rubbed shoulders with the Who’s Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend in a crowded airplane!

But enough name dropping! The only name that really gets Bobby going is God’s. And how! Bobby has brought the Good News through music all over America (49 out of 50 states!) and all over the world (as far away as Perth, Australia). He offers workshops and concerts at the parish, diocesan, regional, national and international level, including presentations at the National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) and World Youth Day. Somehow in the midst of all this he finds time to lead the annual guitar schools of the National Pastoral Musicians Association (NPM). He also makes room to be a clinician for the One Bread, One Cup youth liturgy conferences at St. Meinrad, Indiana every summer, whose theme song was just composed by Bobby along with his friends Greg Lee, Craig Aven and Ken Canedo. Are you getting exhausted just reading this?

Bobby is truly one of the finest guitarists in the Catholic music scene today. He is always tapped to either play guitar or lead the band at many of the major liturgical and youth conventions around the country. More than anything else Bobby’s greatest joy in life is making music with good friends for God and God’s people. He truly believes that God uses music to heal and transform people’s lives. He lives in Cincinnati with his wife, Tarri, and family.

(Note to Bobby: What is the 50th state that you haven’t visited? Surely, someone there can get you a gig!)


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