Bobby Lee

Bobby Lee

Bobby Lee (Robert L. McMurray) was born in the Philippines of musical parents who influenced his life. He started playing piano professionally while in the US Navy stationed on Whidbey Island from 1966-1970. From 1971-1976 he worked in research development for the aerospace industry. Bobby Lee decide d to go full speed ahead in music and went to Las Vegas where he landed a job at the Sahara Resort and Casino as a piano lounge act.He decided to move back to LA and worked in piano lounges. In 1990 he and his partner decided to sell their house in LA and move to Washington State. They first settled in Burlington where they purchased a bar, the Idle Hour, and changed the name to Bobby Lee’s Pub. There he regularly entertained patrons with his music. They later moved to Everson and bought the Cozy Inn, also changing its name to Bobby Lee’s Pu b. Bobby Lee started out as a self taught piano player, but decided it wasn’t enough. He extended his knowledge by going to El Camino College of Los Angeles in advance classes and received private tutoring with an established piano teacher who once played for Presidents Ford and Carter. He formed a band, the Edsels and finally established his own Sunday piano bar in Everson. Bobby Lee performed 3 years in a row at Mount Baker Theater in a special tribute to Veterans. He has recently retired.
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