Bobby Sheehan (musician)

Bobby Sheehan
Born(1968-06-12)June 12, 1968
Summit, New Jersey, U.S.
DiedAugust 20, 1999(1999-08-20) (aged 31)
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter
InstrumentsBass guitar
Years active1987–1999
LabelsA&M Records
Associated actsBlues 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 co-founded 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 him during live shows.[4]


  1. ^ "Blues Traveler's Bobby Sheehan Found Dead In New Orleans". Retrieved 6 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Blues Traveler Bassist Overdosed". Retrieved 6 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Star-News - Google News Archive Search". Retrieved 6 December 2017.
  4. ^ " - Interact". Retrieved 6 December 2017.

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