Rob Haines has been working professionally as a Nashville musician since 1980, playing the steel guitar, dobro, mandolin, and guitar. He has toured, backed up and recorded with many well-known country artists including: Patty Loveless, Shania Twain, Lorrie Morgan, Pam Tillis, Chely Wright, Ken Mellons, Vassar Clements, Tom T. Hall, Johnny Lee, Hank Thompson, Lee Greenwood, Brenda Lee, Mandy Barnett, Louise Mandrell, Jeannie C. Riley, The Jordanaires, Johnny Russell, Fred "Too Slim" LaBour, Country Gazette and Doug Stone. Rob played with Jeannie C. Riley's band from 1985 to 1990. From 1990 through 1998 he played in Opryland's Country Music USA show in Nashville. From 1990 to 2002 he played 1st mandolin in the Nashville Mandolin Ensemble, recording three albums including the critically acclaimed Gifts for Sony/Columbia. In 1993 Rob was a full-time member of Shania Twain's band, touring the US and Canada. At this writing, Rob is performing with Bruce and Kristi Cline and The Music City Wranglers, Patty Mitchell and The Pickups, Trayler Parker and the Propane Tanks, Jerry Krahn's New Orleans Parlor String Band, and his own group, The Vintage Mandolin Quartet.