Bob Blum, Oregon Hillbilly bop (1956-1968), “Rompin’ Stompin’ Good Time”

Robert D Blum

June 1, 1934 – February 2, 2012bob blum picture


Robert David Blum, 77, of Puyallup, WA, died February 2, 2012, at Life Care Center of Puyallup.

Cash  Box; July 14, 1956

Mr. Blum was born June 1, 1934, in Gilliam, MO, to Freddy David Blum and Marguerete Katherine Narron.

He attended high school at NE High School in Kansas City, MO. Robert is a veteran of the United States Air Force.

Although Robert held many jobs, Robert’s life was his music. Robert traveled the United States playing country music with some of the biggest stars in the industry; everybody called him ‘Cowboy Bob’/’Bob the Guitar Man’. Many have compared his guitar playing to the legendary Chet Atkins. His prized guitar is a Chet Atkins Gretch, the only guitar he played throughout his entire career. Merle Haggard and George Jones were two of many of his favorite musicians. He was inducted into Sioux Falls, SD Legends of Country Music Hall of Fame in 2011. He sang and played his guitar up until he became seriously ill.