Bobby was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, where he developed a passion for jazz, funk, and gut bucket blues. He has been playing guitar for over 40 years. During his early years, he developed his musical talents in clubs in Southern California and touring with artists such as Arkansas Larry Davis and Smokey Wilson.
In the 90’s, Bobby worked at the world-renowned Babe’s & Ricky’s Inn, whose proprietor, “Mama” Laura Mae Gross was known for cultivating blues talent. Babe’s& Ricky’s offered Bobby the opportunity to play with various artists, including Keb Mo’, Lowell Fulsom, King Ernest, Louie Bluey, Mickey Champion, Barbara Morrison, Joe Houston, Zac Harmon, Deacon Jones, Finis Tasby, and Guitar Shorty.
Bobby moved to Madison, Wisconsin in 1999. In addition to earning a master’s degree in social work, he and his band, Bobby Bryan and the Original Downtown Players were the winners of the 2007 Madison Blues Challenge and proudly represented Wisconsin at the 2008 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee.
Bobby now resides in New York. You can catch him as a regular at Terra Blues, in New York’s Village. He also performs and tours with other artists, including Henry Butler. Bobby is a true Blues man, who is not limited to the blues. Don’t miss an opportunity to see Bobby with his band