Robert Hale with The 8th Wonder Band - Blue Haze
  • Help! (featuring Scott Vestal, Missy Raines & Shawn Lane)
  • It's All Over Now (featuring Scott Vestal, Missy Raines & Shawn Lane)
  • Rapid Boy (featuring Scott Vestal, Missy Raines & Shawn Lane)
  • Mr. Bojangles (featuring Scott Vestal, Missy Raines & Shawn Lane)
  • House Of The Rising Sun (featuring Scott Vestal, Missy Raines & Shawn Lane)
  • The Shape You're In
  • Riding The Storm Out (featuring Scott Vestal, Missy Raines & Shawn Lane)
  • Help! (featuring Scott Vestal, Missy Raines & Shawn Lane)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:42) [6.19 MB]
  • It's All Over Now (featuring Scott Vestal, Missy Raines & Shawn Lane)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (02:51) [6.54 MB]
  • Rapid Boy (featuring Scott Vestal, Missy Raines & Shawn Lane)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (04:45) [10.87 MB]
  • Mr. Bojangles (featuring Scott Vestal, Missy Raines & Shawn Lane)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (03:39) [8.37 MB]
  • House Of The Rising Sun (featuring Scott Vestal, Missy Raines & Shawn Lane)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (04:48) [10.97 MB]
  • The Shape You're In
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (04:06) [9.37 MB]
  • Riding The Storm Out (featuring Scott Vestal, Missy Raines & Shawn Lane)
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (03:33) [8.14 MB]
Biography
Robert Hale is from Jolo, West Virginia. He is the son of Clayton Hale, a McDowell and Wyoming county businessman, a former delegate to the legislature, and perhaps most important to this story, a Bluegrass bandleader and music promoter.

Clayton's band played on a weekly television show on WOAY in the 1970s, and he promoted a successful festival in Tazewell, Virginia for several years where young Robert was exposed to some of the luminaries of the Bluegrass business, such as Doyle Lawson, Ricky Skaggs and Keith Whitely.

Robert began playing the mandolin full time in his Dad's band at the age of nine, and at 11 had the opportunity to play at the legendary Grand Ole Opry as a guest of Bill Monroe. Around age 13, Robert saw Marty Stuart playing with Lester Flatt on Hee Haw, and this was all the inspiration he needed to continue making music.

His first professional band was with Don Wayne and Dale Reno. In the late 1980's and early in the 90's, Robert played with Scott Vestal, Wayne Benson and Ernie Sykes in Livewire. Throughout the 80's and 90's, Robert also played alongside J.D. Crowe and Eddie and Martha Adcock. In 2000, he and Curt Chapman branched out of their own to form Wildfire.

Robert also recorded with Dolly Parton on "Halos and Horns" and "For God and Country." He is equally at home on mandolin, guitar, banjo or just about anything with strings, and plays a variety of styles ranging from Country to Bluegrass to Rock & Roll.
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  • Members:
    Robert Hale, Missy Raines, Scott Vestal, Shawn Lane and Chris Davis
  • Sounds Like:
    Robert Hale, Missy Raines, Scott Vestal, Shawn Lane and Chris Davis
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