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R.X. "Bob" Bertoldi: • Bio

"I listened to a lot of Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones as a kid, and later, Tom Waits.  Their music led me to many other musicians, including Robert Johnson, Lightnin' Hopkins, Little Walter, and more.  

After while, just listening no longer cut it.  I wanted to try to make some music.  So I got an acoustic guitar and started learning to play from the recordings of the musicians mentioned above.  

I later figured out some basic harmonica and drums, bought a four-track cassette recorder and started "writing" my own songs.  It was a nice surprise to find that folks (besides family and friends) liked my music, even some industry pros."


Several songs and/or lyrics have been recognized in major song contests, including the following:

  • Mountain Stage New Music Contest
  • John Lennon Song Contest
  • Billboard Song Contest 
  • Unisong International Songwriting Contest 
  • American Songwriter Magazine's Lyric Contest
  • Mid-Atlantic Song Contest
  • DSA Song Contest
  • Song of the Year Contest 


  R.X. in Vinci, Italy - August 2011