Bob grew up in the small town of Lebanon Oregon. This photo was taken in a field, which is located directly across the street from his childhood home.
There is a butte (Peterson's Butte) just beyond the field. This grand view to the west contributed greatly to Bob's inspiration in his composition of the piece: "Hidden Meadow Suite". This piece is featured on his AZURE SKIES CD.
Bob at Borders Books & Music, Salem Oregon - Perception CD release
Bob's fans (standing room only)
Bob at Heathman Lodge, Vancouver Washington
These Heathman Lodge photos should be dedicated to Ken and Lois. They took these pictures. Well, they didn't take THIS one. These two are great friends and my biggest fans, I guess. They met one night at a restaurant where I was performing (about 5 years ago). They sat near the piano. Long story short...they got married and ever since, have been devoted to come and see me perform. They both build me up so much, that it's incredible. Ken always
has a smile on. He has given me credit for bringing the two of them together, or at least being an "instrumental" part of the equation. I can't take that credit, but it sure makes me feel good to hear him say that. Ken and Lois live in Vancouver Washington.
(Ken passed away this last year. I truly miss him.)
(from left to right) Christian Housel, Alexx Carnathan, David Nevue, Bob Dahl
Bob performing at the Whisperings concert with pianists David Nevue, Alexx Carnathan and Christian Housel in the background.
This is Bob attempting to be comical at the show, as he demonstrates an exercise, which he calls "Blind Man's Chord". Bob first spins himself around to get dizzy, then finds the piano and finally raised his hands and lays them
down on the keys. The idea is to amaze the audience with this spontaneous method of blindly creating a piece of music. The result....well, you'll just have to experience it yourself. It got a lot of laughs, so the mission was accomplished.
Bob age 3 with Dad Bob age 5
My father was a Korean war veteran and an amazing man: raising 7 kids, working a farm in Minnesota, designing and building his own home, working the copper mines in Nevada and finally moving to Oregon in 1966. He paid cash for the house and business in Lebanon Oregon. He was a mechanic by trade...the best automatic transmission specialist there will ever be. He also had his pilot's license and in the course of his life, purchased 3 airplaines. Tragically, he left us in 1983 as the result of a fatal airplane crash.