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Bob Donaldson

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A song is reality blended with fantasy!

Sounds Like:

A cross between Garth Brooks, John Mellencamp with a dash of Jack Black

Influences:

Johnny Horton, Johnny Cash, Beach Boys, The Nylons, Oak Ridge Boys, Garth Brooks, Metallica and everything in between

Favourite Singer/Songwriter:

Garth Brooks

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Songs by Bob Donaldson

Maybe

MAYBE
Written by Robert William Donaldson & Alla Donaldson
© 2019 Bob Donaldson Music

(2nd Capo, Am)
Intro – Am, Em, F, G
Am Em
I lost a part of myself
Dm
Because I believed in you
Am Em
Now I’m all alone
Dm
Can’t believe it’s true
Am Em
You were my everything
Dm
I put all my life in you
Am Em
The shards are like broken glass
Dm
I don’t know what I’m gonna do

Am Em F
Maybe I’ll seek out another one
G
Maybe I just don’t care
Am Em F
Maybe I’ll cry my heart out
G
And pretend that you weren’t there
Am Em F
Maybe I’ll drown the heartache
G
With fake friends and cheap wine
Am Em F
Maybe I’ll go on with my life
G
I’ll tell myself I’m fine

Am Em F
Now I cut your poison out
G Am
It hurt like hell and I wanted to die
Am Em F
I cut off my social life
G
Cause they just couldn’t chose which side

Am Em F
I’m told to move on but I can’t
G
Replays keep going through my mind
Am Em F
Of things I should and should not say
G
Constantly hit rewind

Am Em F
Maybe it was just my wounded pride
G
Maybe I just didn’t see the signs
Am Em F
Maybe I just chose to be blind
G
Maybe it was just my foolish pride
Am Em F
Maybe I just could not see
G
This was all meant to be

Am Em F
These thoughts are coming to the end
G
That you were once by bosom friend
Am Em F
And what keeps going through my mind
G
Is how you broke the ties that bind
Am Em F
And you did it without a care
G Am
Like I was never really there
F G Am
Was I really there?

Amx2 Fx2
Maybe it was just my wounded pride
Amx2
Maybe I just didn’t see the signs
F
Maybe I just chose to be blind
G Am
Maybe it was just my foolish pride
Em F
Maybe I just could not see
G Am
This was all meant to be
G Am
This was all meant to be
G Am
This was all meant to be

[Lyrics]


Second Chances (Going Down This Road Again)

Second Chances (Going Down This Road Again)
Written by Robert William Donaldson
© Copyright 2000 Bob Donaldson Music

Into – Acoustic for the first two bars
G – C – D – G
G – C – D – G
All instruments here
C – C – G – C – D – Em
G – C – D – G

Verse 1

G C D G
Goin’ down this road again
G C D G
Don’t know why or where or when
G C D Em
So many locked and unlocked doors
G C D G
Don’t have the strength to choose no more
Em C
Then you stood there at your door
Am D
Like a drink of water to this thirsty soul

CHORUS

G C D G
Thank God for these Second Chances
G C D G
Baby smiles and those puppy dog glances
G C D Em
Everything that makes life new
G C D G
Every breath, the sunrise and you

Instruments – G – C – C- G – C – C


Verse 2

G C D G
Goin’ down this road before
G C D G
I never noticed your open door
G C D Em
I’ve walked by about a thousand times
G C D G
Made my decisions – never read your signs
Em C
You reached out your hand for me
Am D
Now I see what I’m meant to be

Chorus
G C D G
Thank God for these Second Chances
G C D G
Baby smiles and those puppy dog glances
G C D Em
Everything that makes life new
G C D G
Every breath, the sunrise and you


Bridge
C G
Your heart is patient and your love is strong
Am G
Every doubt in my mind is gone
C G
For all the things I did not say
Am D
I didn’t do – I know I’ve made mistakes

Chorus – bass line Only

G C D G
Thank God for these Second Chances
G C D G
Baby smiles and those puppy dog glances
G C D Em
Everything that makes life new
G C D G
Every breath, the sunrise and you


Chorus Key Change

A D E A
Thank God for these Second Chances
A D E A
Baby smiles and those puppy dog glances
A D E F#
Everything that makes life new
A D E G
Every breath, the sunrise and you


Instrumental

Final Chorus

A D E A
Well I Thank God for these Second Chances
A D E A
Baby smiles and those puppy dog glances
A D E F#
Everything that makes life new
A D E G
Every breath, the sunrise and you
A D E G
The day you told me that you loved me too.

[Lyrics]


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Region:

Edmonton, AB

Level of Experience:

ON MY WAY

Genre:

Country | Folk | Rock | Acoustic | Americana  | Traditional roots

I Write:

By myself | For myself | With others

I prefer to write:

Lyrics | Melody | Chord Patterns | Arrangements

Songs Recorded:

Maybe, Second Chances (Going Down This Road Again), I Need You More, I Only Want to Be Your Man, Here & Now, Constant Heartbeat, Your Eyes Say a Thousand Words, You Shake Me, Shine (A Christmas Song),

Albums Released:

Second Chances (2000), Here and Now (Demos and Other Things) (2018), Second Chances (Going Down This Road Again) (Single 2019), Maybe (Single 2019)

Song Placements:

Radio, Internet Radio, song recorded in foreign language and released as a single

Awards:

Nomination for Country Music Alberta Community Spirit Award 2019, Nomination for International Singer Songwriter's Association 2020

I am interested in:

Web Cowriting | Face to face Cowriting | Networking | Pitching Songs to Artists | Pitching Songs To Tv/Film/Etc. | Signing with a Label | Getting a Publishing Deal

Other Jobs:

Senior Paralegal

Biography:

Bob Donaldson grew up in Rimbey, a little town in Central Alberta. Where he was surrounded by music all the time. Family and family friends all from the east coast were always at his parent’s house with guitars, banjos, fiddles and everything that constituted an instrument.

For over 30 years of playing guitar and entertaining, you can see his musical influences in his writing style as well as his unique arrangements of traditional and not-so-traditional covers. His music can be described as "Acoustic Music with a Twist" and of course a comedic flare.

His musical influences go from Johnny Horton, Oak Ridge Boys to Garth Brooks, Beach Boys, The Nylons, Metallica, Guns and Roses and everything in between. Bob is no stranger to the stage, whether it is opening up for the legendary Dr. Hook, headlining comedy shows with his musical comedy to performing as lead characters in musical theatre and his music and vocal directing. He is now based out of Edmonton.

Bob Donaldson is a singer/songwriter with over 30 years’ experience. Bob is very interactive with an audience with an uncanny ability to do lots of requests and has a comedic flare that creates an intimate and relaxing atmosphere.

Whether you’re looking for just a performer or an emcee or fundraising organization emcee, Bob is your pick. In addition to the musical performances and emceeing events, Bob was also president of the Rotary Club, so his understanding of fundraising and generating income is also “front and center” when required.

2018 was an amazing year for Bob. Bob released his Album “Here and Now (Demos and Other Things)”. This album consists of 30 years of writing. The title track is an instrumental that sat in the #1 spot of the 2008 Hockey Night in Canada Theme Contest for 6 Weeks. With other tracks professionally recorded and some that were recorded in a home studio.

After the album has been released it has started a snowball effect. In June Bob was part of “Make Music Edmonton” on 124th Street, a four-show run at the K-Days Beer Gardens (2 hour sets each day) where there was huge interactions and all four shows were different and suited the particular audience. Two of the shows were filmed as well.
In 2018 Bob was chosen by the Association of Country Music in Alberta (ACMA) to represent Alberta on the national stage in Hamilton during the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) Country Music Week at the “ACMA at CCMA” Show Case.

Bob is a first-round contender for the ACMA Alberta Country Music Awards for three categories: Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Fans Choice Award. The Album of the year award is already progressed to the second round.

In October 2018 Bob had the opportunity to open for Canadian Country Music artists Gord Bamford, JoJo Mason and Jade Eagleson during the “Honky Tonks and Dive Bars” tour.

2019 was no less active. Bob has headlined “Happy Hour” at The Station on Jasper as well as the Sunday Brunch, is featured in the Songwriters Circle at the ACMA (Association of Country Music of Alberta) Awards in Red Deer, Emceed & Headlined a Singers/Songwriter Night in Edmonton, performed for Robbie Burns Night at Unity Highlands Freemason Lodge and headlined his own show with his band. Other performances include Sunday Brunch at The Station on Jasper, Finalist on CKFM’s Star Search, Fionn McCool’s and other shows.

April 15th Bob released his first single “Second Chances (Going Down This Road Again)” which features Shane Guse from The Western Swing Authority on Fiddle and Mandolin. Currently the single is #1 on the Ignition Country Indie Charts in the UK as well as #27 in the HBG Canada Charts.

May 1st the Official Video for “Second Chances (Going Down This Road Again)” was released. Bob teamed up with SCARS (Second Chance Animal Rescue Society) to bring awareness to animal rescue and giving a dog or cat a “second chance”.

In addition, in May 2019, Bob was awarded first place in the K-Days 2019 Talent Search and will be proceeding to the semi-finals competition at K-Days 2019 and currently plays shows at the Edmonton International Airport for travellers.

2019 was full of performances as well, from Sherwood Park and Edmonton to festivals like Darwinpalooza 2 in Bragg Creek, Alberta Country Music Fest in Cochrane and Ivan Daines Friends and Heroes Pick-Nick in Innisfail/Penhold, Ribfest in Leduc as well as smaller, more intimate venues like Boston Pizza Ice District in Edmonton and Capone’s After Dark (Sweet Capone’s) in Red Deer. Bob also performed three shows at the Canadian Finals Rodeo in Red Deer.

Prior to the COVID19 Pandemic, Bob and his band played a pre-game concert at Roger’s Place.

Bob was nominated for the 2019 ACMA Awards for the Community Service Award. He is also nominated for three awards at the 2020 International Singer Songwriters Association Awards; International Male Single of the Year for “Maybe”, International Songwriter of the Year and International Album of the Year for “Here & Now (Demos and Other Things)”.

During the COVID 19 Pandemic Bob performed a living room concert that reached over 67,000 people with almost 40,000 views.

Bob’s past performances and involvement in the music industry from hosting festivals, headlined main stages from Edmonton to Medicine Hat and has opened for Dr. Hook among others makes him a perfect artist for your event no matter how big or small!

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