Like his music, Arthur Bod is a blend of life experience, artistry and a smattering of fiction. He’s been around a long while. He’s been writing a long while. Most of his musical inspiration comes from real life experiences, though he says, “It’s still magical to me how it all comes together when I play BettyJo, my 49-year-old Martin D41.”
Arthur Bod’s music can be defined simply as being built on rich walls. Walls of acoustic guitars, steel guitar, multi part harmonies and a whole lot of Nashville vibe. His foundational inspiration comes from the late ‘60’s and early ‘70’s from the likes of CSN&Y and America.
Canadian born, Arthur Bod started making records in 1970 while in school at Elon University as part of the group Daze End. The group was signed by famed producer Tom Werman to CBS/Epic Records with then CBS head Clive Davis, who changed the group’s name to Robey, Falk & Bod. The group was known for seamless harmonies and acoustic guitar work embodied on their only album, Kentucky Gambler. “Lonesome Road,” penned by Arthur, was the only single release from the album before their promising career was cut short by the usual suspects.
Eventually, Falk & Bod, together with Budge Witherspoon and Shaw Hayes, created Iguana and were signed to United Artists. Another group known for their harmonies, guitar work and songwriting variety, Iguana managed to record and produce The Winds of Alamar album before disbanding a few years later.
Fast forward to 2019 and Arthur Bod is back, continuing the inspired style of Robey, Falk & Bod and Iguana, though this time as a solo artist. “As long as I can remember, all I’ve ever wanted to do is write and record, and to connect with anyone I can. Music never dies and isn’t bound by age or time. Great sounds with relatable content should transcend all of that, and that’s my goal.”