So with Jack in Florida, I was able to play for and talk with people in four states at once. Not a bad deal for a guy sitting in his upstairs studio on a cold January night!

                           Bob and Lenny "Toots" Hoffman at Dixey City Limits circa 2000

                          

Yes, time marches on! It's hard to believe  how fast it seems to go. Especially as one gets older!

That being said, I thank the Lord each day for a myriad of things He does for me. One of the things He does is to allow me to continue playing and sharing music with you. I pray that it continues as long as He desires. God gave me a talent for music and led me as I developed it. He still leads me. And I believe He allows me to express His immense Love for us through my guitar. Not only is it very humbling, I fell it's a great honor! 

  Norwalk, OH Reservoir                                                                         Photo by Annette Cox

It's been a long winter and I'm ready for spring! That being said, I thought I'd post a little update on some things I've been doing lately.

I passed my General Class Amateur Radio test last spring and have been operating some Ham radio using CW (continuous wave). So far, I've worked 44 states and 17 countries with 100 watts and a 30ft. wire strung in my attic. Pretty cool.

My Kenwood TS 480 SAT and Vibroplex Key

 

My ham shack is upstairs in my house. I've also moved my recording equipment upstairs so I can make some tracks when the ham bands aren't too busy.

Ham shack - Studio

 

 

It's been a while since I've blogged about anything! So, I thought I'd just mention a few things I've been doing over the past year.

 

August is almost over. Where does the time go??!!

 

Bob Cox and Friends has a brand new Facebook page. Please check it out and consider leaving a "like".

 

School starts soon. I will be teaching in three or possibly four school systems this fall. That will keep me busy!

 

Gabriel arrived from Ghana on July 22, to be with his new family. More info is on the Store page of the website.

 

The song "I'll Fly Away" from my CD Quiet Reflections has now been licensed by two different independent movie makers for use in a film or documentary. That's exciting!

 

If you know of a venue, bookstore, church, or any other organization that would like me to perform selections from my CD, please let me know. Half of the profit from each CD goes directly to help Gabriel and his family.

 

Come out and see us play when you get a chance. I'm sure you'll enjoy it and so will we!

 

 

B C & F had a great time last night. We had friends and relatives in the restaurant that included John Medley, Walt and Becky Stauffer and Harold and Kathy Bricker.

 Jim Smith got to play his brand new and gorgeous dw drum set. It sounded great! I got to play with a new wah wah pedal (an effect which I haven't used since the 70's!).  So, we were both excited!  

Dane and Dan didn't have any new toys, but they did have some new licks! They never fail to play some great solos as well as being rock solid on accompaniment.

 Come out soon and hear us. I promise you won't be disappointed. We play a variety of music....

A good place to cure your cabin fever while waiting for spring is at the Cabin near Mifflin. Come see us Friday March, 4th (and every Friday). We'll be there from 7:00 - 9:30 PM. Good fun, good food, and good music!

We'll be playing a mix of jazz, blues and pop music. You're sure to have fun!

Bob Cox and Friends had a great time this past Thursday night. We played for Kosta's twenty-first anniversary party. Kosta's is located on W. 4th St. in Mansfield, Ohio.

The weather forecast was for ice or a wintry mix followed by heavy snow. When the gig was over, we still hadn't received any of it. However, early Friday morning (as you know!) the snow hit the proverbial fan.

In any event, we had a great time and so did the people in attendance. We are looking forward to playing at Kosta's this summer on the patio. We hope to see you there then!

So again, happy anniversary to Stevie and everyone at Kosta's! Thanks for having us!

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