Hobbit began some years ago when Paul 'Turk' Henry and Gene Fields sparked a vision to write songs. They shared common rock & roll influences as well as the powerful attraction to the world of J.R.R. Tolkien.
In the early days, after Rusty Honeycutt became the first drummer, their unique style had begun to be known as Fantasy Rock. Then, when Richard Hill joined the band, the over-all picture of Hobbit was complete, as a band that covered a full spectrum of music from the extreme fantasy rock of Middle Earth to the real world of the radio love song.
While Larry Goodman was manager, Hobbit's sound spread with radio airplay of Love Is Forever and Take Me Tonight. A couple of years later they had grown to be quite a popular act in Texas with the release of Midyear's Eve on the radio in Dallas/Ft.Worth. Rusty had left the band by then and was replaced by the very, very solid drumming of Keith Young. During this time, many people experienced a strong attraction to the music & excitement of reaching for a dream.
The popularity & song writing of Hobbit soon spread across the country from the sparked interest of people in the music business. Bruce Stover & Assoc. took over management & attracted the financing to promote the band to it's fullest potential.
For several years Hobbit opened many shows for major acts nationwide, while managers, lawyers & record label execs. discussed contracts & signings in the shadows. There are many highs & lows in the on- going story of Hobbit, and it touches the lives of many people.
Due to legal problems, this recording has remained in a bank vault for many, many years. For those who have never heard the music, all the members of the Hobbit Family hope you are inspired! For those who lived it with them, it is dedicated to you!
All are invited to join the Family and become "Two Feet Tall"