Bob Livingston was raised in Lubbock, Texas. He began sharpening his skills as a guitarist and singer while attending Lubbock High School and Texas Tech University. By the mid-1960s, Bob was active on the Lubbock music scene along with several other Texas music artists, such as Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Joe Ely, Butch Hancock, and Terry Allen. Bob left Lubbock for a few years but then moved to Austin in the early 1970s, eventually becoming a founding member of Austin’s legendary Lost Gonzo Band. Bob has performed and recorded with musical visionaries such as Jerry Jeff Walker, Michael Martin Murphey, and Ray Wiley Hubbard. He has gained a reputation as a band leader, solo artist, session musician, and sideman in folk, Americana, and country music. Bob has recorded and toured for over 47 years and is one of the most experienced and world-traveled musicians in all of Texas music. Traveling since the 1980s as a Music Ambassador for the US State Department, Bob has taken Texas music as far afield as India, South Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East. Bob has recorded ten albums and a long list of recording credits with the Lost Gonzo Band, Jerry Jeff Walker, and many other artists as a solo artist. His 2011 CD, Gypsy Alibi, won the Album of the Year at the Texas Music Awards. In January 2016, Bob was inducted into the Texas Music Legends Hall of Fame. His latest CD, Up the Flatland Stairs, was released earlier this year.
Bob Livingston was inducted into the West Texas Walk of Fame in 2018.