Bob Collum & the Welfare Mothers make a cool noise. How cool you ask? Well, it's kinda alt-country, alot of rock & roll, add a smidgen of folk, and a dash of blues. Stick in a potent dose of guilt, a dollop of sin, a drop of salvation (just one drop), and equal measures of joy and sadness.

Early in 2018, , Bob & Co. – Matt, Paul and Mags to you – are releasing anew album that will succeed and excel a series of cult hits that began with ‘97’s More Tragic Songs Of Life.


Little Rock - CD 2015
The Ungrateful Depression - EP 2012
The New Old Thing - EP 2011
Twisted Rhymes & Mixed Up Lines - EP 2009
Set The Stupid Free - CD 2007
The Boy Most Likely To… - CD 2004
Low Rent Romeo - CD 2001
More Tragic Songs Of Life - CD 1997

People Who Have Played After Bob and the Welfare Mothers

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, Maverick Festival - Suffolk, Leigh Folk Festival - Essex, 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