Bob Teer is the band's primary songwriter and along with guitarist and long-time musical partner Jim Fox, he co-founded Shellhouse.
Bob plays acoustic and electric guitar, mandolin, and harmonica and his distinctive lead vocals are what gives Shellhouse it's unique and unforgettable sound.
Bob began his rock music career in his early 20's, in his home state of New York. Working as a back up musician, and then later the lead singer with his original folk-rock band Widsith, he was discovered by famed record producer Jimmy Ienner. By the late 60's he had become a staple in the exploding New York City rock scene, and later playing many New York City clubs and coffee houses as a solo artist. His unique vocal talents paired with his original songs with a message that could touch both the mind and the heart, made him a popular local New York artist.
After moving to Vermont, he melded his musical talents with singer Andrea Teer and for many years they were a popular folk duo on the Burlington music scene. From local area clubs, to the Church Stree Marketplace. First Night, Kids Day and concerts in Battery Park, schools and libraries this dynamic duo quickly became one of Burlingtons most well respected talents.
At the same time Bob also embarked on a solo career writing and playing children's music at concerts throughout the greater Burlington area. His first CD - a children's album called "Monkeys In A Mango Tree" - became a sought after recording by local children - and later, by parents and children nationwide.
In addition to heading up Shellhouse, Bob also teaches music in Burlington, Vt. and he says he is most proud that he has had the opportunity to "touch the lives" of thousands of people with his music.
Bob's musical influences include Van Morrison, Bob Dylan, Richie Havens, Mark Knopfler, Roger McGuinn, John Martyn, Levon Helm, Robbie Robertson, John Hiatt, Del Shannon, Johnny Rivers