Bobby Stanton


You may have heard him featured on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion or playing in one of several Broadway musicals. You may have also caught his magical fingers strumming with the likes of Mark O’Connor, James Taylor, Richie Havens, Noel Redding, Bo Diddley, Susan Tedeschi, Maureen Mcgovern, Donny Osmond, The Platters, Fabian, Charlie Daniels, only to name a few. In his spare time (what spare time could he possibly have?) he shares his talent and technique as a teacher of guitar at Berklee College of Music in Boston where he was awarded the first ever “Ovation” Award.


Bobby Stanton has been playing in world-class bands since he was a teenager. He moved to Nashville and then to Boston to attend Berklee College. Bobby graduated with honors and became the first student to receive the prestigious “Ovation” award.

Bobby later won 7 Boston music awards. He also received awards from ASCAP and BMI. Bobby is a professor at Berklee and McNally Smith Colleges. He has an extensive performance legacy and has played and recored with everyone from Bo Diddley to James Taylor.

Here is a list of folks that Bobby has played with: James Taylor, Garrison Keillor, Anthony Cox, Hal Blaine, Charlie Daniels, Noel Redding, Mark O’Connor, Richie Havens, Gillian Welch, Jackie Evancho, Bo Diddley, Abe Laboriel Jr., Greg Leisz, Rhonda Vincent, Mollie O’Brien, Trini Lopez, Del Shannon, The Shirelles, Maurice Starr, Martha Reeves, Matt Glaser, Susan Tedeschi, Dave Dudley, Dick Curless, Faron Young, Ferlin Husky, Fabian, The Crystals, Mike Ried, Livingston Taylor, Sam Harris, The Temptations, Bill Carlson, The Drifters, Leslie Gore, Little Anthony, The Diamonds, Pee Wee King, The Shangralas, Julia Wade, The Coasters, The Marvelettes, The Platters, Toy Caldwell, Sammy Creason, Gary Pucket, Dave Mallet, Big Al Downing, Billy J. Kramer, Charro Ray, Flacke Sleepy, LaBeef, Hal Crook, Walter Beasley, Dave Rawlings, Rev. Lee Mitchell, Billy Davis, Billy D. Hunter, Darrell Scott, Donny Osmond, Tommy Roe, Brian Highland, Boogaloo Swamis, Frankie Ford, Gary U.S. Bonds, Eugene Pitt, Box Car Willie, Maureen McGovern, DMC Guy, Van Duser, and many, many more…


I just finished listening to the Shepherd CD by Bobby Stanton. Totally inspiring! Different! Spiritually uplifting! Beautiful orchestrations! Superb sound! What more can I say - I love all the arrangements!

Marion Miller

Bob Stanton shows you how the arpeggios of these uncomplicated structures can be "summed" together with each other to create more complex melodic effects, including altered sounds. It's a great addition to your playing

Guitar Player Magazine

Your heart belongs in Andalusia




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