Bob Walser-Where do Shanties Come From?
Traditional folk music has pretty much defined Bob Walser's life. A performer, scholar, writer, and recording artist, Bob earned his PhD in ethnomusicology from the University of London, and has taught and performed throughout the U.S. and Europe. He has worked as a shantyman at the iconic Mystic Seaport in Mystic, Connecticut, and has had his research published in the U.K.'s Folk Song Journal and in World Music Press. Bob is also a regular contributor to the monthly shanty sing at the Dubliner Pub the second Monday of the month.