My own musical career is based on my guitar playing and my singing of songs from the 1930s through the 1980s. The lyrics of these songs continually run through my mind, and any live concerts that I do usually is my own interpretations of these songs.
I was heavily influenced by such luminaries as Crosby, Cole, Jolson, Como, Sinatra, Martin and at least a dozen other American crooners of Italian extraction like myself: Bennet, Vale, Martino, Damone, LaRosa, Laine, Brito, and Columbo. Of course, as a child I managed to reach up on my toes and place the needle on the old 12 inch shellac recordings of singers like Enrico Caruso, John McCormack, and other great vocalists.
In “The Sopranos”, my character sings Core ‘ngrato, which translates to ungrateful heart. I am very grateful, however, for the opportunity of making two CDs: one down in Nashville, where I was privileged to sing at the Grand Ole Opry through the efforts of my record producer. I sang State Vicino A Me which means stay close to me. When I left the stage at the Grand Ole Opry, I had tears in my eyes.
Bob Horan is artist. His music and his commitment to the elderly is a model for the performers we are looking to hire for Joy Through Art.
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