ROB MOORE – blues guitarist

Guitarist Rob “Wild Boar” Moore has been playing gigs since 1970. Working on the Chicago blues scene, Rob met and performed with many of the greatest artists in blues history. In addition to leading his own bands, Rob worked extensively with Wild Child Butler (1975-1982) and Little Bobby and Spice (1978-1985). He also toured with John Lee Hooker in 1979. After attaining two degrees in education by the mid 80’s, Rob relocated to Miami in 1986. For some eleven years he led a band that featured South Florida legendary vocalist Clifford Hawkins. The band performed on a circuit from Daytona Beach to Key West. In 1997 they released their lone C.D., “Eye of the Storm” produced by Rob and Randy Rush. Comprised primarily of Rob’s original material, the album received extensive airplay on radio stations throughout Florida. Several years ago Rob started working in a duo context with various bassists including New Orleans transplant Tim Adde.

Rob has a wide range of musical influences including blues greats B.B. and Albert King, Chicago icons Muddy Waters, Otis Rush, and Buddy Guy, and Jazz artists including Charlie Christian, Kenny Burrell, Grant Green, and Bobby Broom. While Rob is often considered a traditional Chicago blues stylist, his recent duo work blurs the line between jazz and blues. He has also been influenced by various funk styles including Melvin Sparks, and the Meters.

Rob currently divides his time between South Florida where he teaches at Miami Dade College, and Chicago, his summer home. Working with a pool of musicians he has known for decades, Rob will be happy to perform with either a full band or a duo. He will also consider backing blues vocalists.