Bobbie Mercy Oliver was born in Atlanta Texas on October 28, 1939. His parents were authentic share croppers and his father was musically inclined, he played guitar. Bobbie formed his first band during his high school years. After graduating he moved to the Windy City (Chicago) and formed a band consisting of his sister Mary on bass guitar and his wife Cleo on drums. Bobbie was doing three things, playing guitar, harmonica and vocals. Bobbie is the composer of three cd's, Reviving the Blues, Mississippi Mudd and his new cd, Simply Bobbie, May 2006. Bobbie has performed on numerous stages with such talents as Willie Clayton during the annual Pittsburg, Texas blues fest, the first annual T-Bone Walker blues festival in Linden, Texas with musicians such as Keb Mo, Kenny Wayne Sheppard, Dee Dee Williams, and Betty Lewis, Whitey Johnson & many more. He has performed on the same show with the Candy Licker himself, Marvin Sease and Tops from Dallas, Texas. The water-melon festival in Hope, Arkansas for the fourth year. The annual Sabine Valley Blues Hawaii for the fourth year. Bobbie has played on Beale Street and the famous Wild Bill Club in Memphis, TN. He competed in the Battle of the Bands in Helena, Ar. in 2004 and the Battle of the Bands in Texarkana, AR (September 2006). He also played in Galveston when hurricane Ivan was threatening Galveston. He will take his band back to Helena, AR. for the Arkansas Blues Heirtage Festival, formerly known as the King Biscuit festival on October 7, 2006. Canceled because of illness in my immediate family, rest assuredly we will be there in 2007.