Robert Fishbone is a musician, music teacher, story teller, drum circle facilitator and keynote performer. Since a very young age, he has been curious about everything and especially fascinated by the unusual. His musical explorations blend together his love of sound and his love of the stage. His original stories, based on his travel experiences, often end with 'unexpected gifts'. He has created and performs one man shows that combine the real and surreal and appeal to all ages. Lately he has been using live digital looping on stage to conjure samba bands, Tibetan Festivals and natural environments. His performances are described as "enthralling from beginning to end with surprises at every turn". He specializes in playing obscure instruments from all over the world. If he can't find what he needs, he makes it, and the listener becomes as excited as he is by the result. His new CD of original music and stories, 1,000 Steps, takes you on the same kind of journey as his live concerts where everything seems possible. Factoids: • Graduated from Antioch College, Communications and Video • Invented the first solid body, electric dulcimer in 1973 • Founded ON THE WALL PRODUCTIONS in 1974 with Sarah Linquist; since then, created 200 mural projects; invented inflatable Scream and 100 other off beat products. • Percussionist with renowned folk fusion group Trapezoid, • Guest percussionist with many St. Louis groups, including JOIA • Mad inventor and expert on Thunder Tube and Washboard Tie • Creator of one man shows highlighting creativity and music from around the world • Performs as Honi the Magic Circle Maker, a Jewish folk character.