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Bob Bingham & Gordon Thorne

Bob BinghamBob Bingham has been playing guitar since he was fifteen years old. During his thirty year career, Bob Bingham has played every kind of blues imaginable from jump blues to the solo, acoustic country blues he embraces today. In his playing you can hear the influences of legendary bluesmen like Blind Blake, Blind Boy Fuller, Mance Lipscomb, Big Bill Broonzy, Lightnin' Hopkins and Mississippi John Hurt.

In the early 1970's, Bob moved from the Detroit area to Minneapolis, where he co-founded the Lamont Cranston Blues Band with Pat Hayes. After two years, Bob Bingham moved to California where he joined Kim Wilson's band. Returning to the Twin Cities, Bingham and Wilson started a new band, Aces, Straights & Shuffles, which enjoys a legendary status to this day among blues fans in the area. Bob spent the next ten years playing with every well-known blues player that came through town, after Kim Wilson moved to Texas to form the Fabulous Thunderbirds with Jimmie Vaughan.

Although he still plays electric band gigs occasionally, his primary focus for the last 20 years has been acoustic blues and folk music. He has toured and recorded overseas as well as in the U.S. As well as working as a professional musician, Bob has also held jobs as a log crafter, professional cook, wrangler and ditch digger . Today Bob divides his time between homes in northern Florida and a log house house he built himself northeastern Minnesota.

Gordon ThorneGordon Thorne is a veteran of the Minnespolis, West Bank acoustic music scene, and grew up playing guitar along side such finger style luminaries as Pat Donohue, Eric and Phil Heywood, Dave Ray, Spider John Koerner and Tim Sparks.

He is a master carpenter by trade, but this has not prevented him from also master the vocal and guitar stylings of such blues greats as Big Bill Broonzy, Blind Blake, Reverend Gary Davis, Mississippi John Hurt and others. Today Gordy lives in northeastern Minnesota, and like Bob, lives in a hom he constructed himself, and divides his time between performing and recording music, teaching finger style guitar clinics, and carpentry.

On a big stage or in a small club Bingham and Thorne deliver a powerful show. By fusing their different styles and experiences they bring out the best in each other, offering the listener a fresh approach to a classic blues form. So sit back and enjoy one of the most talented acoustic blues duos around.

Out Of The Desert And Into The Blues
Bob Bingham and Gordon Thorne - Out Of The Desert And Into The Blues A mixture of traditional blues and original songs, this CD also features Gordon Thorne, a man Bob has called "my mentor, friend, and sometimes-musical partner."
CD Price: $14.97
Bingham & Thorne 2
Bob Bingham and Gordon Thorne - Bingham & Thorne 2 A well-rounded CD that features classic blues tunes, originals by both Bingham and Thorne, and some rarely recorded nuggets.
CD Price: $14.97
LIVE! at The Pheasant
Bob Bingham and Gordon Thorne - LIVE! at The Pheasant Recorded live at the Pheasant Inn, Sheffield, England on March 17, 1998. The music on the CD features blues songs by artists and songwriters that are some of Bob's personal favorites.
CD Price: $14.97
Alone at Last
Bob Bingham - Alone at Last Bob's first album. Featuring Bob Bingham - guitar and vocal, and Craig Schumacher - harmonica on "El Capitan", and "Step It Up and Go".
CD Price: $14.97
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