Bob Burrows is the newest member of Flatland. Originally from Asheboro, North Carolina, he plays dobro and sings lead and harmony vocals with the band. Bob started in music early in his life, playing trombone in the fifth grade and played first trombone with the Asheboro High School Stage, Marching, and Jazz bands. Bob's Dad played guitar and introduced him to the Carter Family and other bluegrass records when he was growing up, which sparked his love for bluegrass music. In the summer of 1976, Bob found himself playing trombone with Nightflight, a seven-piece show band, in Myrtle Beach, SC in a club next door to the Bowery, where Alabama was playing. He toured with Nightflight throughout the southeast for several years before joining the Navy in 1982. Just prior to retiring from the Navy in 2002, Bob joined the Hard Knox bluegrass band on dobro and vocals and played with them for many years. Bob has also played bass with the Annie Johnson Band and the Heather Edwards Band, opening for many national country acts at local and regional concerts. Bob and his wife Brenda make their home in Newport News, VA and enjoy camping at Bluegrass festivals throughout Virginia with their Shih Tzu, Lucy Pearl.