Sheriff and The Deputy will take the stage at the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation’s The Hamptons Happening event on Saturday, July 14, in Bridgehampton.
Sheriff Bob, also known as Sheriff Uncle Bob, has been playing country, bluegrass, and folk music in New York City for over 60 years, since his days of playing in West Village cafes with the likes of Wavy Gravy and Bob Dylan in the 1950s and ’60s.
One day, Bob picked up the Dobro, put on a badge, and declared himself the Sheriff of Good Times. Sheriff Bob has been hosting country and bluegrass jams and festivals in the city since 1996. He started the Alphabet City Opry with Greg Garing, which brought a lot of attention to the NYC bluegrass music scene.
In 2017, Sheriff Bob teamed up with long-time singing partner, Kat Minogue, to form the band Sheriff and The Deputy. Minogue grew up in the country but only started playing bluegrass and country music when she moved to the city.
After several years working as an archaeologist, Minogue traded her trowel for a guitar and started digging up old Americana tunes. It is the mission of this band to bring good times to people through music. Sheriff and The Deputy plays Opry City Stage, the Zinc Bar, Thompson Street Medicine Show, Anyway Cafe, Mona’s, Porchlight, and has just been accepted into the MTA Music Under New York program.
Many recordings have come out of the Sheriff’s studio, the latest of which is the debut album of Sheriff and The Deputy, released in 2017. Sheriff Bob is also currently producing a short documentary film about being the Sheriff of Good Times. This film will premiere at the Doc NYC film festival in November.
For tickets to Saturday’s event, visit www.waxmancancer.org.