The Music of Bob Riley & the Fishers
** (Click here) to download free songs by Bob Riley & the Fishers (including 3 covers of Bob Dylan songs) **
I was first exposed to the music of Bob Riley & the Fishers during the early 1990s while I was the dj for a Christian alternative rock radio program. My show--known as Beat Peculiar--was on the now non-existent WBYW-FM, an eclectic and international radio station out of Grand Rapids, Michigan. I was known for playing various off-beat, underground, and non-commercial Christian rock artists who were straight-forward in their Christian lyrics and who were commitment to art and creativity in their music. Bob Riley & the Fishers was one of the artists to whom I gave regular airplay.
Bob Riley continues to record music today, still as an independent artist. He is a Jewish Christian who lives and works on the Big Island of Hawaii. Much of his music involves putting Bible passages to various styles of music including rock, reggae, and country. His music was picked up by several Christian alternative rock radio programs across the U.S. during the 1990s. There was a fair amount of support for his music from the underground Christian music scene at that time, although awareness of his music is not so widespread today.
Below are links to songs (mp3 files) that you can download from their 2007 release Tanakh Rocks
© 2007 Bob Riley. All songs are made available for download from this site with the written permission of Bob Riley & the Fishers.
The first three songs are covers of Bob Dylan songs:
The next two songs are scripture passages set to music:
Below is a link to one song (mp3 file) that you can download from their 2005 release WordReggae
© 2005 Bob Riley. All songs are made available for download from this site with the written permission of Bob Riley & the Fishers.
If you are interested in CDs by Bob Riley & the Fishers, please contact them at:
P.O. BOX 6220
HILO, HI 96720
Email Bob Riley at firstname.lastname@example.org
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