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Bob Mastro was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey. He began his studies on the guitar at the age of eleven. By the time he was eighteen he had become fascinated by the sound of the fiddle. It did not take long before Bob put down the guitar and took up the violin full time. Bob has played and recorded all styles of music with such artists as Leon Redbone, Tommy Makem, Judy Collins and Carol Hall. He has also played in the Off Broadway production of Always Patsy Cline and most recently in the Broadway musical The Civil War. Bob’s violin can also be heard on commercials for Chevy, British Railways and Nynex. His television appearances include the Tonight Show and three PBS specials with Tommy Makem. He continues to perform throughout the USA and in clubs and concerts in New York area. Bob lives in Forest Hills New York with his wife Elaine, a pianist, and his son Max.