South Jersey Acoustic Roots Music Society (SJARMS) presents cowboy/western, prairie, and railroad song singer/performer Bob Bovee on Monday, April 11, 2016 at 7:00 pm at our new location at the Medford Memorial Community Center, 21 South Main Street, Medford, NJ (on the block with The Pop Shop and Braddock’s Tavern- parking is directly behind the Community Center in the Public Parking spaces- please enter the building via the back door off the back porch.) Doors open at 6:45 pm. Admission $10 at the door for guests and visitors (free admission to current SJARMS members.) More info: 609-280-4926. For information on membership please see the membership tab above.


As always we will have an intermission and light refreshments after the performance where attendees can greet the performer and an acoustic jam following for about an hour to an hour and a half, ending promptly at 9:30 pm. We have been able to run two separate jams: one strictly bluegrass picking and the other for singer/songwriter songs.


Bob is a Nebraska native whose family sang and played the old-time songs. Many of the western and railroad songs he does were learned from his grandmother. He plays banjo and autoharp, sings and yodels, and can drive a dance band with his guitar and harmonica. Bob is well known and loved for his dry and witty stage humor. He has published numerous articles and reviews for The Old-Time Herald and Inside Bluegrass and been an instructor for a course called “The History of Country Music” for the Honors Division at the University of Minnesota.

Since 1971 Bob has traveled the country taking old time music to audiences of all ages at festivals, fairs, concerts, dances, schools, libraries, music camps, radio and TV programs, including Prairie Home Companion and Mountain Stage. This is rural music as played in homes, at dances and for earlier entertainments such as minstrel shows and country radio.

Along with a repertoire including dance tunes, ballads, cowboy songs, humorous and sentimental numbers, blues and rags, he spices their shows with stories, history and folklore.

For more information about the Medford Memorial Community Center and for directions, please visit their website at

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