Bob

Bob Collum

Singer, Songwriter, Acoustic and Electric Guitar

Go West, young man, the cry went up of ages past. And they did. Except for one guy, who went East. And that’s Bob Collum, who in trading the prairies for the less fetching plains of Britain’s surly southeast. has brought to these shores a tasty, tasteful taste of the music that both he and his native Tulsa, Oklahoma, call home.

In Tulsa, though, where everything is big as all outdoors – even indoors – nothing is done small, so on top of his power-pop influenced take on country music Bob has loaded, in a style akin to that of a pioneer with more cargo than wagon, about every last influence likely to be tried by a feller with a taste for audio adventure.

At the end of the 20th century millions of migrants swarmed America, looking for a better life, freedom, land, that kind of thing. Fast forward a hundred years and some change and one pilgrim name of Collum reverse the trend, arriving on Airstrip One just as the Millennium Bug bites and a troubled but excited world awaited a new hundred and got plenty: a reinvigorated B.C. bent on building upon the fantastic foundation of his first two albums and the formation of a new band.

Early this year, with his band, Bob & Co. – Marianne, Paul, Gareth and Allan to you – are releasing the latest CD, Little Rock that will succeed and excel a series of cult hits that began with ‘97’s More Tragic Songs Of Life.

People Who Have Played After Bob

Bob Has supported many artist including: Dave Alvin, Ron Sexsmith, Handsome Family, John Wesley Harding, Robbie Fulks, Hot Club of Cowtown, The Arlenes, Marshall Crenshaw, Peter Case, Nikki Sudden, Greg Trooper, Alejandro Escovedo, The Deadstring Brothers, Danny George Wilson, Ben Weaver, Amy Rigby, and Robert Earle Keen.

Places That Bob has Played

South By Southwest Festival - Austin TX, Cambridge Folk Festival - Cambridge UK, Beyond Nashville Festival - London, UK , The Cavern - Liverpool, UK , 12 Bar Club, London, UK Schuba’s - Chicago IL, Fitzgerald’s - Chicago IL, Cain’s Ballroom - Tulsa, OK, The Blue Door -Oklahoma City, OK

Discography

Mags Layton

Mags Layton

Fiddle, Backing Vocals
Matt

Matt Hall

Bass Guitar
Paul

Paul Quarry

Drums, Percussion
Allan

Allan J. Kelly

Pedal Steel Guitar

Long time squeeze box player with the The BonTemps PlayboysAllan now plays steel guitar for Bob Collum and The Rosellys.
Allan has played steel for Nashville based Don Gallardo's UK tours and regularly sits in with The Southern Generals.

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