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Submitted by Don Graham Ever hear of Bob Livingston? No? Yeah. Wait! I think so. It’s the degrees of separation that once brought to your attention bring Bob Livingston into clear focus. With names like Michael Martin Murphy, Jerry Jeff Walker, Ray Wylie Hubbard and Gary P. Nunn as associates on his resume, all Texas music legends, his place in Americana music history is cemented. And all of the aforementioned are proud to include Bob Livingston in their resumes. In fact, it was Bob who put the Wylie in Ray Wylie Hubbard and the P in Gary P Nunn. “ At the end of a Jerry Jeff Walker recording, I said ‘Ray Wylie Hubbard and Gary P Nunn’. Now Wylie was Ray’s middle name and Gary’s was Phillip hence the P, but from that moment on that was their identities.” Also, it was Bob who was responsible for Jerry Jeff recording Ray’s 'Redneck Mother'. Jerry Jeff broke a string while playing with Bob at the Broken Spoke and said to Bob ‘ sing them a song Bob’ and Bob sang Redneck Mother that he’d heard when Ray wrote it in Red River, New Mexico. And Bob is still working and entertaining audiences around the world and sounding better than ever with a full live schedule and a new album Up TheFlatland Stairs hitting the shelves this year. But let’s start at the beginning and tell the tale of the Cosmic Cowboy to this point in time. Bob Livingston was born in San Antonio, Texas but grew up in Lubbock, Texas, the birthplace of musical legends Buddy Holly and Mac Davis and a most fertile creative spot. In Bob’s words, “ I grew up in Lubbock and went to Texas Tech. In 1969 there was the first draft lottery which I won. I got number 309 in the lottery, a student deferment which basically meant I wasn’t going to get drafted so I quit school the next day and moved to Red River, New Mexico. I was a folkie so I got a gig singing for drinks and tips. There was a little bar down the street from where I was playing where there was a group from Dallas playing that changed my life. It was a bar called the Out Post and the trio was called Three Faces West. The group included a guy named Ray Hubbard and they changed my outlook on performing. These guys were entertaining and worked the crowd as well as being excellent musicians. From there I went out to California to seek my fame and fortune where I had another life-changing experience. I picked up a young hitchhiker, a German fella, who...

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Kicking off with something from the short’n’sweet category. Tired Of Waiting is a short statement of 6 songs, all written on the same $...

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Long Range Hustle have been treating our ears to tastes of new music, with the summer release of their driving lead single, ...

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Sarah French, a long-time supporter of Canadian blues & roots...

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“I wrote I Need Angels because there are a lot of people struggling in Canada’s Indigenous far North communities. We’ve had a lot of loss, a lot of tragedies, and I think it’s...

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Taking Back Sunday has unveiled the track listing and format details for their 20-year anniversary compilation, ...

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60 years into her career, the legendary Ginette Reno has achieved yet another milestone, by reaching #1 on the cross-Canada sales charts for a second...

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Sarah French, a long-time supporter of Canadian blues & roots artists is pleased to announce that she will be awarded the Keeping the Blues Alive Award from Memphis-...

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Taking Back Sunday has unveiled the track listing and format details for their 20-year anniversary compilation, Twenty. The 21-song collection will be released on...

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Sony global recorded music revenues surpassed $2.87bn in the first nine months of 2018 – up by $158m, or 5.8%, on the same period of 2017.

That’s according to MBW’s calculations based on Sony Corp’s newly-published results for its fiscal Q2...

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Kicking off with something from the short’n’sweet category. Tired Of Waiting is a short statement of 6 songs, all written on the same $100 guitar. Recorded in three days at Jim Bryson's Fixed Hinge Studio...

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60 years into her career, the legendary Ginette Reno has achieved yet another milestone, by reaching #1 on the cross-Canada sales charts for a second week in a row. The 13 song French-language album “À Jamais”, which topped the Quebec sales charts in...

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Ever hear of Bob Livingston? No? Yeah. Wait! I think so. It’s the degrees of separation that once brought to your attention bring Bob Livingston into clear focus. With names like Michael Martin Murphy, Jerry Jeff Walker, Ray Wylie Hubbard and Gary P. Nunn as...

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Long Range Hustle have been treating our ears to tastes of new music, with the summer release of their driving lead single, Morning Clover, and the anthemic, ...

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“I wrote I Need Angels because there are a lot of people struggling in Canada’s Indigenous far North communities. We’ve had a lot of loss, a lot of tragedies, and I think it’s important for me as an artist to shed light on these issues,” says Midnight Shine frontman Adrian...

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The Trews have released the brand new video for their single "Vintage Love". The video captures live performances from this summer at The Rec Room Toronto, The Kee to Bala, The CNE, and an intimate gig at Hard Luck in...