Bobby Kelton grew up playing “his brand of music” in a musical family in Grants Pass, Oregon, where his father played guitar and fiddle, and was also a talented vocalist. His mother taught piano, which was Bobby’s first introduction at 11 to learning an instrument.
With musical influences ranging from traditional country to blues, to modern rock and jazz, Bobby has developed an eclectic mix of these styles as his own.
In 1985, Bobby began touring professionally with his band, “Windy River”. He relocated to the Portland, Oregon area, performing at local and regional venues and festivals, such as the Portland Rose Festival, The bite of Oregon, Milwaukie Daze, and The Gladstone Chataqua Festival.
Bobby’s band, Windy River, entertained at two pre-concert Jimmy Buffett shows and countless County fairs, including Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington, Skamania and Clark Counties, as well as private and corporate events.
Currently Bobby holds the lead guitar spot in the Broken Cowboys Band, and is in demand as a guest artist alongside some of the region’s most respected and well-known artists. He also performs with his band, “The Bobby Kelton Band”.