Whether part of the popular trio “Wind and Wood” in the early 80’s, performing with her sister, Anne, as The Carmitchell Sisters, or as a solo artist, one of Bobbi’s strengths has always been her rapport with her audience. She has been a strong presence in the Central Pennsylvania music scene, as well as on a national level. Equally comfortable in intimate house concerts or concert halls, she has a way of involving her audience in every aspect of the live performance. She’s been known to stop singing all together and question why people are leaving, just seconds after playing the song they requested. If fact, there are some folks who, for fear of being publicly pointed out, actually wait until she goes on break before they feel safe enough to get up and use the bathroom. Imagine that...
Bobbi has lent her name and voice to many causes over the years and continues to donate her talents to further awareness of issues of personal importance to her: Farmland preservation, domestic violence awareness, breast cancer research, AIDS education, Relay for Life, Arts In the Schools program, career days, river town improvement projects…these are just a few of the issues she believes in and utilizes her music to support.
Bobbi also organizes events to gather the community, such as producing the Central PA Women’s Music Festival.
Her work as a songwriter has been recognized and included in a number of compilation CDs throughout the country. Her music has receives airplay from Boston to Seattle and a couple of points in between.