Bob Bryant, an alum of the University of Kentucky, received his Masters degree in music from the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music. Though Bob has developed a modest international reputation via 5 European tours including the Montreux Jazz festival (Montreux, Switzerland) and the Umbria Jazz festival (Perugia, Italy), he is better known as a mid-east bassist with stints the likes of Bela Fleck, the Smothers Bros, Cal Collins, Tommy Emmanuel, Al Hurt, and countless more. Locally, Bob worked decades with Jay Flippin, the Torques, and the Ben Lacy/Bob Bryant Duo (including open acts for Tower of Power and Kenny Wayne Shephard). With a discography approaching 500 projects, he has also been recorded in appearances with Ricky Scaggs and Jerry Douglas as well as clinic appearances exemplified by Alex Acuna, Dan Gottlieb, and Steve Houghton.
Professor Bryant has served on the faculties of Morehead State University, professor of bass; Eastern KY University, professor of bass, tuba, and jazz theory; Centre College, professor of bass and low brass, and Asbury University, professor of bass and jazz theory. Bob recently served as visiting professor of Audio Production on the famed Media Communications faculty of Asbury University.
With well over 25 years experience in music production, Bob has composed/produced nearly one thousand production items, including cues, IDs, jingles, film scores, and sound designs. Interesting note: during these years of production, Bob worked with band mate, Harold Young, side by side. Meanwhile, Bob's production company, Commercial Audio Productions remains active.
Bob can be seen weekly world wide, and nationally on PBS, as house bass player for the Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour. That list of appearances exceeds 240 broadcast episodes, including performances with Oscar Brand, Susie Bogguss, Peter Yarrow, Jorma Kaukonen, Lowell "Banana" Levinger, Sam Bush, etc.