Known as "Cowboy Bob" isn't just a
gimmick for singer/songwriter Bob Krouse. Bob was and is a real cowboy
long before he was a country artist. As a matter of fact, he and Una Belle met due to an
accident Bob had while riding his horse. He and a friend were racing their horses through
trails when a road appeared unexpectedly and Bob's horse, who wasn't quite ready to stop,
slid on the road and landed on top of Bob. Una Belle was driving down the road in her car
and found him, rendered her help and they became friends which eventually developed into a
partnership in the music industry.
Since then, they have been writing and singing,
separately and together. I've had the honor to personally witness to the growth and
maturity in their talents as well as becoming friends. Una and Bob are
"regulars" at benefits for the Child Alert
Foundation and have traveled from Illinois to NC, TN, IN and W.VA. to donate their
time, talent and merchandise. With each show, I've seen and heard a marked improvement in
their talent., stage presence and connection with their audiences.
I can also attest, after spending a weekend
with Una and Bob at our last benefit, that they are simply FUN folks to be around. That
was when I was really attuned to their talent as songwriters. After saying a
"one-liner" to Bob, he picked it up with his guitar and started making it into a
song... soon.. Una Belle was adding her own lines and a song was in the making. I won't
spoil the surprise, but they have promised to record the song as soon as they can to
placed on MKOC.
These accomplishments are not going unnoticed.
"Reliving Yesterday", written by Bob and Una, was pitched to manager Jimmy
Williams of Music Creations Unlimited for
his aspiring young artist, Hanna Michal. Hanna begins production on a new CD entitled
"Magical Kiss" on June 1st, 2000. Hanna has also been cast in the starring role
of a new TV movie, "Vicki Maria" which may also feature "Reliving
Una and Bob have the heart, spirit of life and
giving that makes one want to see them rewarded, for that, as much as for their talent. It
is not only interesting to know them, it's interesting to watch their careers grow and
their dreams come to fruition.