Keep your eyes peeled for news on Captain Beyond Tour Dates.
Check out these fantastic interviews of Bobby! Michael Welch of Florida 60s Bands and The Garage Set. Michael had graciously asked
Bobby to be his first guest. In this interview Bobby talks about his early musical beginnings-listening experiences-Middle School
Band and early Joe Morello influence. Bobby also talks about his playing in various Winter Park-Orlando and Tampa bands leading
up through Noahs Ark. Listen to his first and second interviews below.
Bobby and the rest of the boys in Boulder County played at the Waterfest in Oshkosh, WI on 8/23.
Comprising members of Firefall, Captain Beyond, and more. Be sure to check them out next time they play, and attend
the show if you can!
Issue #23 of DRUMHEAD features a spectacular interview in which Bobby shares how it all started for him.
Bobby takes us back to to when, where, and how it all started for him and shares some riveting stories along the way. From his earliest inspiration to the path of his career, don't miss this fascinating recollection by someone who has been there.
You can pick up your copy in stores or directly from DRUMHEAD.
Everyone who has followed Bobby's career know that his tenure in Johnny Winter And is a definitive highlight.
The incendiary combination of Johnny, Rick Derringer, Randy Jo Hobbs, and Bobby is like few quartets in Rock.
Fans will now be pleased to hear that a never before released concert from October of 1970 at the legendary Fillmore auditorium is now available.
Bobby's, and the bands performance, is exciting and dynamic here, the bonus is additional songs that were not included on the Columbia Records release of "Live Johnny Winter And" are included here.
It is incredible to hear Bobby driving the band on the classic "Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo" , as many people know the classic studio version from Rick Derringer's "All American Boy", but until now, no live version with Bobby on drums was documented.
"The other live album from Johnny Winter And, 1971 s Live Johnny Winter And , has always ranked as one of the high points of Johnny s discography, but we d stack this 66-minute set up against that record (which was in part composed of other Fillmore East performances) any day of the week"
Captain Beyond's monster song Raging River of Fear was picked up by Nike's skateboarding site. The song was featured in a
video vignette as part of Nike's US skate tour, DFTS.
Click HERE to purchase the song from iTunes
No, your eyes are not playing tricks on you. That is Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins tribute to Bobby's legendary band Captain Beyond.
Taylor is just one of many drummers, musicians, friends, and fans that are still talking about Bobby's performances over the years.
Author Mary Lou Sullivan has recently completed hours of extensive interviews with Bobby for the book "Raisin Cain": The Wild and Raucous Story of Johnny Winter.
Author Sullivan had this to say about he interviews with Bobby:
Looking for a taste of what Bobby's been up to? You can listen to him on J.D. Blackfoot's latest release,
The Legend of Texas Red. J.D.'s take on what can only loosely be called "folk" rock is truly unique and
stands out amongst his peers. J.D. asked Bobby to bring his percussive panache to the concept album, and
the results are something else.
Official website and to purchase http://www.jdblackfoot.com/
"When I originally started on drums, when I was about ten, I was into Dave Grohl.. Now my favorite drummers are Bobby Caldwell
from Captain Beyond and a lot of those drummers from the early 70’s..."
- Parker G / Radio Moscow Band
"I am 20 years old listening to this amazing music. How I wish I had been born earlier..."
- Ulisse P / Bobby Caldwell Facebook Page
"The album (Captain Beyond) still has its effect... Bobby Caldwell's highly aggressive but astoundingly tasteful
drumming will stupefy you.."
- Murray / Amazon.com review of Captain Beyond
"I was also listening to Captain Beyond with Bobby Caldwell on drums...I first got into that band when I was ten years old.
A lot of drummers really overlook Bobby Caldwell for what a great drummer he is.."
- Jimmy Chamberlin / Drummer with Smashing Pumpkins
Both "Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo" and "The Airport Giveth (The Airport Taketh Away)" are the album's high points...driven by
Bobby Caldwell's galvanic drumming and Derringer's own blazing guitar.
- Lenny Kaye / Rolling Stone review of "All American Boy" by Rick Derringer
Anyways, had to put "And Live" on the turntable again. Wow. Talk about capturing a truly electric moment. Bobby Caldwell's performance
just inspires Rick, Randy and Johnny. What a driving drummer..
- Arnie / Rick Derringer Message Board
I just wanted to check in and see if you had any current projects you were working on.
Your writing and performance are both glaringly missing from the current musical desert. "
- RonDMC / Bobby Caldwell Official Site
Bobby: You were such an inspiration to me and my playing the drums still to this day.
Your Inspiration has led me to play for a lifetime.
- Joe A / Fan Shout Out Forums
Since I was 13. In 1970. That's how long Bobby Caldwell has been blowing my mind. Thanks for posting this.
I didn't know he played with the Allmans. How cool.
- crapulence88 / Youtube Biography Comments