Rob Haines is a multi-instrumentalist and producer in Nashville. He plays mandolin, pedal steel guitar (E9 and C6), non-pedal steel, dobro, banjo and guitar. This is his Mel Bay Artist Interview with Erica Lee.
Rob Haines has been working professionally as a Nashville musician since 1982, playing the steel guitar, dobro, mandolin, and guitar. He's toured with and backed up many national artists including Shania Twain, Lori Morgan, Pam Tillis, Chely Wright, Ken Mellons, Vassar Clements, Tom T. Hall, Johnny Lee, Hank Thompson, Lee Greenwood, Brenda Lee, Mandy Barnett, Louise Mandrell, Jeannie C. Riley, The Jordanairs, Johnny Russel and Doug Stone.
Rob joined Jeannie C. Riley's band from 1985 to 1990. From 1990 thru 1998 Rob played in Opryland's Country Music USA show in Nashville. Beginning 1990 thru 2002 he played 1st mandolin in the Nashville Mandolin Ensemble, recording three albums including the critically acclaimed "Gifts" for Sony/Columbia. In 1993 Rob was a full time member of Shania Twain's band, touring the US and Canada.
Rob currently performs with Patty Mitchell and the Pickups and his own group The Vintage Mandolin Quartet. http://www.vintagemandolinq...http://www.melbay.com