Bob is a Rector in South West Dorset, and is a very accomplished singer/songwriter/guitarist having honed his skills in folk clubs in Cornwall, London and elsewhere during the seventies. Early influences were Dylan and the Incredible String band.
A couple of years ago, Bob suffered a life threatening stroke. After a complicated operation and a lengthy period of recovery he is now well again. It was after the operation that Bob, coming round from unconsciousness, hummed to wonder if he could still sing. Then he twiddled his toes to guess if he could still move his fingers to play the guitar…thankfully both toes and fingers worked. After hospital he wrote a couple of songs to record along with a lifetime of musical musings, drafting in Rosi Brewster to play her cello on some of them. The result is 2 EP/LP’s, one with with 7 and the other 8 songs; “The Shortest River in Dorset”, and “2nd Best Guitar” – both were recorded at Active Sound Studio, in Poole.
In the meanwhile, Bob had contacted his old pal Adrian of Thoroughbred Music and a project was embarked upon to hone all the songs Bob had in his repertoire, and even put Bob on the road as a performer.
Album – 2nd Best Guitar
Bob Thorn’s album Second Best Guitar is available to listen to on the player below and only costs £3.50 to buy below.
Album – The Shortest River in Dorset
Bob Thorn’s album The Shortest River in Dorset is available to listen to on the player below and only costs £3.50 to buy below.