Bob Livingston (musician)

Bob Livingston (musician)

Bob Livingston (born Robert Lynn Livingston November 26, 1948, in San Antonio, Texas) is a singer-songwriter currently living in Austin. Livingston grew up in Lubbock where he attended Lubbock High School. He went to Texas Tech University, but left school in 1969 for Los Angeles to pursue a career in music. He moved to Austin in 1971 and was one of the founders of the Lost Gonzo Band. The Lost Gonzos helped give birth to the progressive country movement and played and recorded with some of Texas’ most colorful musicians including Jerry Jeff Walker, Michael Martin Murphey, Ray Wylie Hubbard and Steven Fromholtz. The band made two records for MCA ("The Lost Gonzo Band" and "Thrills") and one for Capitol ("Signs of Life"). In 1992, the Gonzos released their 20th year reunion CD called "Rendezvous" followed by "Hands of Time" in 1994. Both titles were released on Austin's indie Vireo Records. In 1997 a compilation CD of the two MCA records called "Dead Armadillos" was released in England on Demon Records.

Although Livingston has continued to play and record with Texas artists like Terry Allen, Pat Green, Bobby Bridger and Jimmy Dale Gilmore, he devotes most of his time touring and promoting his solo career. In 2000, he stitched together a multi-cultural group of musicians from Texas and India called Cowboys & Indians. Based in Austin, members of Cowboys & Indians include Oliver Rajamani, Richard Bowden, Tucker Livingston, Bradley Kopp, Karen Mal, Paul Pearcy and Anu Naimpally. They play a blend of eastern and western music and lore.

Livingston has toured several foreign countries for the U.S. State Department including India, Pakistan, Africa and the Middle East. His most recent tour was through Vietnam and Thailand in January 2008. In these concerts, Livingston along with his son, Tucker Livingston, play with local indigenous musicians mixing instrumentation and insights from both east and west. Inspired by his travels in India, Livingston recorded a CD in 2004 for Vireo called "Mahatma Gandhi & Sitting Bull". In 2006, Vireo released, "Original Spirit", a compilation of songs from his solo and Lost Gonzo Band records. Livingston is currently working on a new CD of original music for release in late 2008.



* Waking Up (Wilderness); 1981
* Signs Of Life (Wilderness); 1988
* Open The Window (Gentle Wind); 1996
* Mahatma Gandhi & Sitting Bull (Vireo); 2003
* Everything Is All Right (TMI); 2004
* Original Spirit (Vireo); 2006
* Cowboys & Indians (Viero); 2007

With The Lost Gonzo Band

* The Lost Gonzo Band (MCA); 1972
* Thrills (MCA); 1976
* Signs Of Life (Capitol); 1978
* Rendezvous (Vireo); 1991
* Hands Of Time (Vireo); 1995
* Dead Armadillos (Demon/Edsel); 1998

With Jerry Jeff Walker

* Jerry Jeff Walker (MCA); 1972
* Viva Terlingua! (MCA); 1973
* Walker’s Collectibles (MCA); 1974
* Ridin’ High (MCA); 1975
* It’s A Good Night For Singin’ (MCA); 1976
* A Man Must Carry On (MCA); 1977
* Great Gonzos (MCA); 1991
* Gypsey Songman (Tried ‘n True); 1986)
* Navaho Rug (Rycodisk); 1991
* Hill Country Rain (Rycodisk); 1992
* Viva Lukenbach (Rycodisk); 1993
* Christmas Gonzo Style (Rycodisk); 1994
* Night After Night (Tried ‘n True); 1995
* Scamp (Tried ‘n True); 1996
* Cowboy Boots and Bathing Suits (Tried ‘n True); 1997
* Lone Wolf: The Best of Jerry Jeff Walker (1998)
* Gypsey Songman (Tried ‘n True); 1999
* Gonzo Stew (Tried ‘n True); 2001
* Too Old To Change (2003)

With Michael Martin Murphey

* Geronimo’s Cadillac (A&M); 1972
* Cosmic Cowboy Souvenir (A&M); 1973

With others

* Ray Wiley Hubbard: Something About The Night (Renegade); 1979
* Ray Wylie Hubbard: Loco Gringos Lament (1994)
* Steven Fromholtz: Steven Fromholtz (Capitol); 1977
* Steven Fromholtz: Frommox II 1982
* Bobby Bridger: Seekers Of The Fleece (Golden Egg); 1975
* Bobby Bridger: Ballad Of The West (Golden Egg); 2001
* Bobby Bridger: Complete Works (Golden Egg); 2004
* Terry Allen: The Moral Minority (Fate); 1995
* Pat Green: Three Days (Universal); 2001
* Peter Caulton: Hard Road Tough Country (1998)
* Pat Green: Carry On (2001)
* Cory Morrow: Outside the Lines (2002)
* Mark David Manders: Highs and Lows (2002)
* Owen Temple: General Store (1997)
* Owen Temple: Two Thousand Miles (2007)
* Larry Joe Taylor: Heart of the Matter (2000)
* Various Artists Kerrville Folk Festival: Early Years 1972-1981
* Various Artists: Stranger Than Fiction (1999)
* Bill Oliver: Texas Oasis 1980 (Live Oak)
* Bill Oliver: Better Things To Do 1986 (Live Oak)
* Bill Oliver: Audubon Adventures 1987 (Live Oak)
* Bill Oliver: Have To Have A Habitat 1995 (Live Oak)
* Bill Oliver: Friend of the River 2001 (Live Oak)
* Butch Hancock: Yella Rose (with Marce Lacouture) 1985 (Rainlight)
* Butch Hancock: Own & Own (1989)
* Butch Hancock: Own the Way Over Here (1993)
* Gary P. Nunn: Under My Hat (1996)
* Chris Wall: Cowboy Nation (1999)

External links

* [ Bob Livingston's website]

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