Tonight there will be an enjoyable concert via Zoom with the talented songwriter and guitarist Bob Uvello. Mr. Uvello lived in Milton for many years, and he has had a long and storied career in music. It is a pleasure to bring his varied repertoire to our local audience and he describes his style as “Existential Country/Folk/Western.”
Bob began singing and playing guitar at the age of fourteen. By the time he turned eighteen, he was playing in folk clubs and church coffeehouses. Over time he developed a following, which allowed him to perform from Philadelphia to New York and into Canada. Later he would take his singing and songwriting to the western states. Bob also performed numerous times at Cambridge’s Club Passim. In the early seventies he toured England, opening for John Martyn and the folk rock group Pentangle; being called “one of the most satisfying performers to have emerged from the States, in quite some time,” by the prestigious newspaper, The Guardian. From 1974 to 1976, he held the title of “Artist in Residence” and music teacher at Curry College. This was followed by a stint as a cowboy on a ranch in Montana.
In 1980, with folk music becoming less popular in the U.S., Bob turned to Europe. He toured there to promote an album produced by a small Swedish company. The album sold 32,000 copies; enough to earn a Gold Record Award in Sweden. Upon returning to the U.S., Bob continued to play music, while also teaching in the Boston Pub-lic School System as well as at Quincy College. Now, after operating his contracting business for more than 30 years, Bob has begun transitioning back to his arts, which include his music. Currently Bob can be heard at local coffee houses, art centers, libraries and worldwide via Zoom, Facebook and YouTube. Bob is presently in the studio, recording a new album, with an expected release date of Oct 2021.
Advance registration is required to attend this online event, and once signed up, a Zoom connection link will be Emailed to you. Please join host Jean Hlady tonight for a fun musical hour!
This program is kindly sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library and is free and open to the public.
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