B orn in Thorsby, Alberta, Bob Ruzicka grew up singing and playing piano and guitar, but moved to Edmonton in the late '60s and studied Dentistry at the University of Alberta.
After graduation, he was dubbed 'the singing dentist' as he continued performing on the side while specializing in children's denistry in the Northwest Territories.
He moved back to Edmonton after only a couple of years, continuing to perform and eventually caught the attention of CBC reps, who invited him on to Peter Gzowski's radio program, "Homemade Jam" Outrageous - Bob Ruzicka - Fresh Tracks From there he was offered his own series, simply called "Ruzicka" which ran from January to April '72 and featured an array of Canadian country and folk stars of the day.
When the show ran its course, reps at independent Signpost Records were intrigued, and signed im to a recording deal. His hybrid of country and folk earned him a pair of top 10 hits - "Storm Warning" and "Down and Losing. New producer David Briggs was brought in, and a bevy of studio musicians was used on ten self-written tracks.
Again he served up major hits on the Canadian country charts, albeit for short periods, including the top 20 singles "Lately Love" that fall and "Cardboard Cowboys" the following spring. Aptly titled, it featured not only the light country sounds he'd become known for in songs like the title track as the only single, it also contained a raucous rockabilly feel in songs like "God Almighty Mama," about music's heyday.
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Never having been an artist to make a living on the road, he settled back into his role as 'the singing dentist. Dozens of artists have recorded Bob Ruzicka songs over the years, many of which he didn't record himself.
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