BOBBY COCHRAN, lead guitarist, singer, writer and producer, was influenced at an early age by his uncle EDDIE COCHRAN (SUMMERTIME BLUES). On July 1, 2017, Bobby and his uncle Eddie Cochran were both inducted into the International Rockabilly Hall of Fame! Early on, Bobby set his aim on becoming a master guitarist, and went on to work with many prominent groups, including STEPPENWOLF, THE FLYING BURRITO BROS., AND LEON RUSSELL.
He then joined forces with BOB WEIR (Grateful Dead), BILLY COBHAM (Mahavishnu Orchestra), ALPHONSO JOHNSON(Weather Report, Santana), KENNY GRADNEY (Little Feat) and DAVE GARLAND(Righteous Bros.) to form BOBBY AND THE MIDNITES. Available on Columbia and Arista records. Later Bobby also teamed up with Allstars: Sneaky Pete Kleinow (FlyingBurrito Bros.), Garth Hudson (The Band), as “BURRITO DELUXE”. BOBBY’S writing and production work has encompassed motion pictures, videos, television and records. He recently produced Adrian Legg’s cd’s, “Fingers and Thumbs,” and “Waiting For A Dancer”. “Guitar for Mortals” and “Mrs. CrowesBlue Waltz” which he also produced, each won “Best Acoustic Guitar Album of the Year” for their respective years, in GuitarPlayer Magazine In addition to his stage and studio work, he’s held Master classes in Europe, Japan, Mexico, and the U.S. As a life coach and teacher he has helped many. Along the way, he has helped design and develop the guitars, amps, and effects he uses.
A consummate musician, BOBBY’S playing has been compared with many of the world’s greatest guitarists, such as Eric Clapton, Duane Allman, Albert Lee, Jeff Beck, Chet Atkins, Danny Gatton, Gary Moore, Stevie Ray Vaughn, and Jimi Hendrix! A veteran studio and concert musician, COCHRAN’S lead work has moved critics and peers to comment, “Exhilarating”, “He’s one of the 12 best guitarists in the country”. “His playing glistens with spontaneity”. “…Brilliant!”, “World Class Blues”. “Blistering Rock and Roll!”, “Virtuoso guitarist!”, “Lyrical, like a bird singing”!