Friday, August 25, 2023

My New Song- "Warm & Fuzzy"

 Actually, this song was written about ten years ago, and I played it often at Open Mics and other music concerts.   A lot of friends have heard me play it over the years. But only this year, in February 2023, did I record it in a studio format, with layered acoustic guitars.  I'm not exactly sure how many guitar tracks there are, my engineer could tell you that, I'd only guess about three acoustic guitar tracks... maybe more...


W A R M   &   F U Z Z Y

Friday, March 28, 2014

Watch My Video : "CAT'S WAIL"

I played this song, as well as others, at the
2013 Rowan Blues & Jazz Festival,
this past October 19th! 

I appeared with several of my guitar students from both
Rufty-Holmes Senior Center & High Rock Church.

  Bob Wingate / "Cat's Wail"


1 comment:

  1. First of all, Edward and I watched this together. We like it... it's got a good beat and honestly, I hear a harmonica in the background and someone wailing the blues!!! You are awesome! Please allow yourself to create more of these videos. I heard you play for the first time at the opening act of Beverly "Guitar" Watkins and was impressed. She was also very inspiring. I'm so glad you were there.

    Okay, now my hubby is playing his harmonica!! I keep telling him he can do it!

    Take care of yourself!
    Much Love and Light!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The Guitar Guy

The Guitarist 


      You will probably learn something about me through my profile, but this is an expanded version.  This is not a tell-all page- you will have to actually get to know me to learn a lot more. But this will serve as a launching pad.  You may learn things about me that you never knew before.  That's all good.  And maybe some fairly obvious things. 

      First of all- since this is a Guitar Blog, I do enjoy playing the guitar.  It is one of my most favorite things in the world.  I love the guitar so much, it is more of a passion than a hobby.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Here We Go, Loop-de-Loop

I wonder if this guy played guitar.
   I just recently entered the fascinating world of Guitar Loopers.   If you have no idea what I am talking about, well.. neither do I.. at this moment.   I bought a BOSS RC-2 Loop Station guitar pedal from my friend Trent at Griffin's Guitars in Salisbury, NC.  It is reported to be an amazing guitar tool.   It basically captures phrases.. chord rhythm progressions, lead solo phrases, whatever you play into it on the guitar.. digitally stores it, and then plays it back, allowing you to play along with it, and add additional phrases or notes.  

My Boss RC-2 Loop Station Pedal
  I've seen similar devices showcased in video demos, and witnessed the wizardry and spectacular things it can do.  However, at this moment, I am staring at a 44-page owner's manual, and feeling quite confused.

  My goal in getting this piece of equipment centered around my occasional guitar performances, and normally finding it difficult to find other musicians to join me in practicing, jamming, and eventually playing somewhere.  So, oftentimes I am left alone to play by myself, and sometimes missing the fuller sound of other musicians around me, like a bass player, or drummer, or lead guitarist.

  This particular looping pedal has the capacity of 16 minutes of digital storage, and offers a vast array of drum tracks that are programmable.  You can layer guitar parts onto other guitar parts, and also delete and retrieve previous tracks.   I am sure there are so many other features that I have not even begun to discover yet.

  I know that eventually, maybe even soon, I will figure all of this out, and begin creating multi-dimensional music through this looping pedal.   For the moment, though, I am hoping that I can understand a word, a paragraph, or a page of this 44-page manual.  It'll happen.  I'll figure it out.  You just wait and see.. soon,  I will actually begin to enjoy it, and use my guitar looper in a new and wonderful way!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Squirrel's World / Video / by Bob Wingate

     I'm SUPER EXCITED to have been a part of the local "Senior Idol" Competition at the Rufty-Holmes Senior Center.  Sponsored by Trinity Oaks and the Salisbury Post, it was held as part of the annual Senior Expo event.  I performed my original song "Squirrel's World", which has become a much-requested crowd favorite over the past several years.  My song was filmed by a videographer and will be available to view at the Salisbury Post's website soon.  I will be sharing a link to that site, and if you wish, you may go view it and "Like" my song- to help me win the contest and $100 cash prize!


  The video of my song "Squirrel's World" will be posted online and available for viewing soon at The Salisbury Post website.  I will be sharing a WEB LINK to access the site, and when you view my video, please "Like" my song to help me win the Contest and the $100 cash prize!   Thanks a lot for sharing my excitement and helping me out!

    Be Watching HERE for a Web Link to my "Squirrel's World" video.. SOON!


I'm pleased to say that several of my original songs have been recently downloaded to my YouTube channel and are available for you to listen to and view there.

See more info about these videos at


Monday, January 20, 2014

Bob's Guitar Portfolio

Many, many thanks to my good friend FRED OSTWALT !... 
 who took these photographs of me at a recent event.

Photography by Fred Ostwalt

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Busker's Bash

     I'm performing at the 1st Annual Busker's Bash in downtown Salisbury this Friday, October 4th from 6-8 pm.   I will be located on E. Innes Street near or in front of the Gritz CafĂ©.
Bob @ The Buskers Bash

   I will be joined by a surprise friend or two.   If you happen to show up, and want to sing a song, I might even let you join in the actCome on out & support all of the musicians!