Bobby BlackHat Band
Bobby “BlackHat” Walters (harp, vocals)
Tom Euler (guitar, vocals)
Brian Eubanks (bass)
Michael Behlmar (drums)
Lucy Lawrence Kilpatrick (keyboards)
2017 Winner USAA/We Are The Mighty Nationwide Competition
2017 Featured Artist 50th Anniversary Hampton Jazz Festival
2017 Selected for the VCA Touring Artists Directory
2017 Round Glass Music Award Nomination “Best American Roots Song”
2017 Josie Award Nomination “Best Blues”
2017 Academia Music Award "Best Blues Album"
2016 “Accidental Blues” Grammy Consideration
2016 Finalist International Blues Challenge
2016 Blewzzy Award, “Song of the Year”
2016 VEER Music Award, “Song of the Year”
2016 VEER Music Award, “Best Blues Band”
2015 Semifinalist International Blues Challenge
2012 Blewzzy Award, "Song of the Year"
Bobby "BlackHat", Coastal Virginia Bluesman, award winning recording artist, harmonica player, vocalist, songwriter, comedian, producer, and actor hails from Cleveland, Ohio and currently resides in Newport News, VA. He has been playing harp for over 40 years. Bobby is a retired U.S. Coast Guard Commander with 27 years of distinguished service which included serving as Military Aide to the President and being awarded the Coast Guard Medal for Heroism. Bobby has opened for Blues Legends B.B King, Taj Mahal, and Steady Rollin Bob Margolin. He has performed with Kenny Neal, Jason Ricci, Eddie Shaw, Memphis Gold, Daryl Davis, Ruthie Foster, Sherman Robertson, Jackie Scott, Slam Allen, Tas Cru, and Fernando Jones.
Bobby BlackHat blends the influences of Chicago, Memphis, Piedmont, and Delta style blues along with a little Gospel into a toe tappin’, finger poppin’, hip shakin’ blues experience.
Copyright 2016. Bobby BlackHat Productions. All rights reserved.
Digital Press Kit
Accidental Blues (‘15)
Hot Blues Mess (’14)
Blues On Cardboard (‘12)
Wall Street Blues (‘09)
You Changed Your Mind Again (’07)