BIO

Indie recording artist, singer-songwriter and producer Bob Slaughter serves up an eclectic musical palette, infusing world music – reggae, Celtic, and Afro-beat – with folk, rock, jazz and Texas Swing, with a healthy dose of contemporary psychedelic sensibility. In addition to his album Earth Warrior which was released on January 1, 2024, Slaughter has self-produced and released five other albums: The World Passes By (2020), We Are Water (2017), The River Knows (2014), Leap of Faith (2011), and Bob Here Now (2009).  A longtime player in the Austin music scene, Slaughter has performed as an opener for such bands as Andrew Tosh & the Peter Tosh Band, Ini Kamoze, Yellow Man, along with other bands from Jamaica and Africa, and performed at such legendary venues as Austin’s Liberty Lunch, Antone's, Flamingo Cantina & Mercado Caribe. Slaughter is an accomplished live-looping solo artist, creating musical landscapes of serenity & lyrical poignancy, as well as some wildly fun cover songs. He also performs in a duo with the internationally acclaimed singer Julie Ragins, and with his Laughing Waters trio with Mark Sebly on bass & Mike Fowler on fiddle, and a collective of Hill Country Americana musicians known as Ghost Jam Players. Bob’s music & lyrics serve as a vehicle for spreading peace, love & joy. 

Contact Bob Slaughter - bobthetroubadour@gmail.com

OVERVIEW

Artist Information

  • Label: Self-released 
  • Genre: Singer-songwriter / reggae / rock / jazz / world 
  • Hometown: Driftwood/Wimberley, TX 
  • Influences: Bob Marley, Sting, Louis Armstrong, Van Morrison

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BOB SLAUGHTER SOLO

AN ECLECTIC MUSICAL PALETTE WITH LIVE LOOPING AND FX

 

Singer-songwriter Bob Slaughter serves up an eclectic musical palette, infusing world music – Reggae, Celtic, and Afro-beat – with traditional folk, rock, jazz and Texas Swing, with a contemporary psychedelic sensibility.  When solo, Bob incorporates looping with a variety of effects for a full & entertaining sound.

 

LAUGHING WATERS

Reggae, Afro Beat, Country, Rock & Blues

Laughing Waters - Reggae, afro beat, country, rock & blues, featuring Bob Slaughter on acoustic guitar & vocals, Mark Sebly on bass & vocals, Lynette Perkins on djembe, electric guitar & vocals.

IUM

psychedelic, angelic, hip hop/TRANCE

Featuring Kaya Bohdana: rapping & dancing; Maeve Gallagher: keyboard & vocals; Bob Slaughter: acoustic, electric guitar & vocals. Improvisational & theatrical performance style. 

GHOST JAM PLAYERS

An infectious hoot: Country/bluegrass/rock/blues/reggae

Ghost Jam Players is an 8 piece band - guitars, dobro, fiddle, mandolin, harmonica, washtub bass & percussion.