306 N Houston St
Forth Worth, TX, 76102
Doors 6:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
BOB LIVINGSTON has never been a traditional Texas country musician living the honky-tonk life, even though he's spent more than his share of time on the roadhouse circuit with some of the most colorful musicians in Texas...
As a member of Austin's legendary Lost Gonzo Band, performing and recording with such musical visionaries as Jerry Jeff Walker, Michael Martin Murphey and Ray Wylie Hubbard, Livingston played an integral role in creating the music that first earned Austin the international designation of 'Live Music Capital of the World'. Achieving recognition in their own right, the Gonzos' self-titled debut record was named by 'Rolling Stone', "one of the best albums ever to come out of Austin".
Livingston has seen a lot of the world since growing up in musically fertile West Texas. Hailing originally from Lubbock, his interests were more 'Cosmic' than 'Cowboy' and have prompted him to delve into the music and mysteries of many cultures. Traveling since the 80's as a Music Ambassador for the US State Department, Livingston has taken Texas music as far afield as India, Africa, Southeast Asia and the Middle East, demonstrating again and again the unique power that music has to build bridges between peoples of the world. As Livingston says, 'When all else fails, music prevails'. This philosophy earned him the honor of being appointed ‘Austin's International Music Ambassador' by the City Council in November 2009.
This world traveled view was reflected in his album, 'Mahatma Gandhi and Sitting Bull', released in 2004 and named by the Austin American-Statesman as one of the year's Top Ten CDs. Currently on the road in support of a new compilation CD called, 'Original Spirit', Livingston, in between gigs, is writing new material and recording a new CD with a harder edge that, in spirit, returns home to his Texas roots: a little less cosmic and a little more cowboy. Working with producer, Lloyd Maines, Livingston only half jokingly calls this new project, 'The Flesh and Blood Sessions'.
In a live performance with Bob Livingston, one finds a veteran singer-songwriter and a master storyteller who captures his audience from the first notes played. Livingston extends an irresistible invitation to travel down the musical highways and rutted back country roads where fate has taken him over the years. Come along on this adventure, an unforgettable evening of Texas music and tales of how it came to be, lies just down the road...
$12.00 - $80.00
Venue is on the second floor and only accessible by stairs.