Barbecue Bob

Robert Hicks, better known as Barbecue Bob (September 11, 1902 ā€“ October 21, 1931), was an early American Piedmont blues musician.[1] His nickname was derived from his working as a cook in a barbecue restaurant.[1] One of the three extant photographs of him show him playing a guitar and wearing a full-length white apron and cook's hat.

Barbecue Bob
Robert Hicks, "Barbecue Bob" (1927)
Background information
Birth nameRobert Hicks
Also known asBarbecue Bob
Born(1902-09-11)September 11, 1902
Walnut Grove, Georgia, U.S.
DiedOctober 21, 1931(1931-10-21) (aged 29)
Lithonia, Georgia, U.S.
GenresPiedmont blues, country blues
Instrument(s)Guitar, vocals
Years active1920sā€“1931

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