Born in Ypsilanti, raised in Munich, Germany, and based in Austin, Bob Schneider is a rock-oriented singer-songwriter who pushes the limits. He's the son of a German opera singer who moonlighted in pop on the side, and he's been performing since he was a toddler. He moved to El Paso to study art, but the musical urge was stronger and he ended up in Austin. Bob fronted several of the city's most popular bands, including Lonelyland, the Scabs, and the Ugly Americans, and since then he's been burning up the grapevine in a very competitive town with his weekly Monday night shows at the Saxon Pub. His musical diverse tunes have been credited as a songwriting influence by Jason Mraz among others. Bob's last album, "Lovely Creatures,"brought him seven Austin Music Awards, including Musician for the Year, Song of the Year (for the top-15 national hit "40 Dogs (Like Romeo and Juliet)," Album of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, and Songwriter of the Year. He comes to Michigan with a new release, "Burden of Proof."