Four String Electric Thunder-Broom.
Rob Richmond began his music career as the youngest member ever of the adult choir at the First Presbyterian Church of Staunton, Virginia, at the age of 10. By age 12, he had begun experimenting on his own with both guitar and bass, sitting in front of the stereo in his bedroom and playing, then rewinding, then playing again "Synchronicity" by the Police, and "IV" by Led Zeppelin. At 13, while visiting family in Nashville, Tennessee, his father bought him his first Fender Stratocaster, and his future path was set. After attending and graduating from the University of Virginia, Rob stayed in Charlottesville to continue to play music in the rich and prestigious central Virginia music scene (famous for such bands as The Dave Matthews Band, Pavement, Corey Harris, and Earth to Andy, among others). Now, after nearly two and a half decades of playing and performing in and around the region, Rob brings his four-string electric thunder broom on stage to join Eli Cook's low-slung six-string as the the bass backbone of the Eli Cook Band blues-rock power trio.
” ... best blues singer of his generation. “ — ALL MUSIC GUIDE
"When you think of hot blues slide guitarists names like Johnny Winter, Eric Clapton, and Ry Cooder come to mind. But one new-generation axe master stands alone—guitar renegade Eli Cook. Much to the elation of Eli Cook fans across the globe, the blues guitar prodigy is preparing to release his fifth album Ace, Jack, & King, tackling tunes like “Catfish Blues," “Driftin," and “Crow Jane." Eli's interpretation of blues legends Skip James, Charles Brown, Rev. Gary Davis and Nick Drake not only reinvents their classics, it breaths new life into them..." - All About Jazz