Bob Hollister lives and writes his music on his land in south-central Montana, where he is fulfilling a life-long dream of living in harmony with nature and preserving a piece of the fast-disappearing prairie. Here Bob lives “off the grid,” producing sustainable energy using a wind and solar power system he and his brother built. Bob draws on his experiences in wildlife biology, ranching, teaching and yoga—and his personal journeys in love, friendship, loss and spiritual awakening to write his songs.
A longtime favorite of the Colorado acoustic music scene, Bob has produced three CDs, Grey Rain (1993), Out of the Mainstream (1995) and Intuition (2003), on his own independent label, Longwing Records. He has been the opening act for performers such as David Wilcox, The Subdudes, Cliff Eberhardt, Richard Shindell, Jesse Colin Young, Jonathan Edwards and Dave Mason. Hollister’s band has twice performed and placed (2nd and 3rd) in the Telluride Bluegrass Festival’s band contest.
Hollister’s performances have been described as dynamic, sensitive, and captivating—“the kind of stuff that makes you sing along and feel good” (John Magnie, The Subdudes). Bob is “an energetic performer with immense talent” (Deni LaRue, former Program Director, KSCU radio). His songs cover a lot of emotional and musical ground—from love and angst to joy and celebration—from rich acoustic melodies to rockin’ jams—from “Montana Moons” to “Martyr Towns.”
Bob is currently touring and promoting his new crop of songs at regional and national venues, and his long-awaited third CD, Intuition, was recently released.