Bob McQuaid is a Posthumous Songwriter 2019 Inductee from Quinte West - All Counties Category
Bob was born and raised near Port Hope Ontario and started playing rhythm guitar at local dances with his Grandfather Bill Gray at age 14. While working at a variety of jobs he also was part of local live radio shows with Garry "Gizz” Watt and lifelong friend Stu Peters.
Bob spent ten years on the road playing country music all over Ontario and Quebec, as well as the U.S. including four and a half years with Bob Fisher and the Dawn Patrol, performing in shows with the likes of Joe Maphis of Hee Haw fame (for a week in Buffalo) Hank Snow, Stompin’ Tom, Billy Walker and others.
After getting married and settling down (sort of) he continued to play in nightclubs and dance halls, as well as stage shows with the best in the business. Bob has worked many shows with Johnny Burke, Harold Mclntyre and Terry Sumsion, as well as today's stars like James Ryce, Ginny Mclllmoyle, Don Cochran, and Neville Wells to name a few.
He has released ten albums and is writing songs for future projects for himself as well as other artists.
Bob enjoys performing at jamborees and radio shows, and is always quick to help other artists with their shows and CD'S.
Bob's latest accomplishment is his induction into the Prince Edward County Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony was held on Friday August 25th, 2017.
He promotes a dance/open mic show the first Sunday of each month (Oct. to April) at the Trenton Legion providing a venue for seasoned performers as well as new artists.
Fronting a band called Quinte Outlaws and featuring Classic Country music, the show is entering its seventh season with great success.