Bobby Bare

Best known for being one of the leading artists to pursue the gentle, folk-country style in the 1960's, with several top hits to his credit, Bobby Bare changed his musical direction in 1970 after signing with Mercury Records. He gained new recognition for his interpretation of songs by highly acclaimed writers like Tom T. Hall, Kris Kristofferson and Shel Silverstein. He also added a more rocking touch to his recordings, hitting the charts with songs like "Marie Laveau" which went to #1 in 1974.

His early RCA sides from the 1960's usually have no steel guitar, his 70's material features a lot of Lloyd's playing on steel guitar and dobro.