Bobby Sheehan (musician)

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Bobby Sheehan
Born (1968-06-12)June 12, 1968
Summit, New Jersey United States
Died August 20, 1999(1999-08-20) (aged 31)
New Orleans, Louisiana United States
Genres Rock
Occupation(s) Musician, Songwriter
Instruments Bass guitar
Years active 1987–1999
Labels A&M Records
Associated acts Blues Traveler

Robert Vaughan "Bobby" Sheehan (June 12, 1968 – August 20, 1999) was an American musician and songwriter best known as a founding member and bassist of Blues Traveler.

Sheehan attended the Berklee College of Music and would co-found Blues Traveler in 1987.[1] He died of an accidental overdose of heroin, cocaine and Valium in 1999.[2][3] Sheehan had his own group of fans called FOB (Front of Bob) who would always meet in front of the bass player during live shows.[4] There is a collection of poems, memories, and thoughts that can be read and added to on the website.[5]


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