Bob Glaub

Bob Glaub (born c. 1952) is an American bass player and session musician. He has played with such artists and bands as Journey, Steve Miller Band, John Fogerty, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Neil Diamond, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ringo Starr, Dusty Springfield, Aaron Neville, Linda Ronstadt, Stevie Nicks, Jackson Browne, Warren Zevon, Donna Summer, John Lennon,  Rod Stewart, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Bee Gees and many others.

Glaub started his career in 1973 playing for Jesse Ed Davis’ record Keep me Comin’, which led him to work on records of artists such as Arlo Guthrie, Booker T. Jones, Dave Mason, Rod Stewart, Warren Zevon, Jackson Browne, Leo Sayer, Carly Simon, Robby Krieger and Steve Miller Band, before he joined Jackson Browne’s band in 1978 and left in 1989. The next years saw him playing on records by Gladys Knight, Katy Moffatt, Dusty Springfield, Jim Morrison, Bonnie Raitt, Nicolette Larson, Cher, Kiki Dee, Jennifer Warnes, Rita Coolidge, Donna Summer, Eric Carmen, Gordon Lightfoot, Karla Bonoff, Eddie Money, Peter Cetera, Stevie Nicks, Amy Holland, Bee Gees and Linda Ronstadt, while joining her live band in 1980 until 2000.

The 1980s saw him doing session work for Albert Hammond, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Laura Branigan, Jimmy Buffett, Steve Perry, Donovan, Rosanne Cash, USA for Africa, Bob Dylan, Dolly Parton, Journey, Dan Fogelberg, Feargal Sharkey, Lone Justice, Kim Carnes, Patti Smith as well as The Eagles’ Don Henley, Glenn Frey and Timothy B. Schmit.

In 1990s he played on records by Aaron Neville, Alexander O’Neal, Jon Bon Jovi, The Simpsons, Randy Travis, Hanne Boel, Bob Seger, Neil Diamond, Ringo Starr, Leonard Cohen, Tracy Chapman, John Trudell, Taj Mahal, Percy Sledge, Adam Sandler, Neal Casal, Johnny Rivers, Sarah Brightman, Coco Montoya, Journey and joined John Fogerty for recording, live touring and the DVD Premonition.

Since the new millennium he has also appeared on records by Lifehouse, Natalie Merchant, The Calling, Eric Burdon, David Charvet, Dwight Yoakam, Ron Sexsmith, Hilary Scott,The Beach Boys and appeared on the Brokeback Mountain soundtrack.

The Lakland Bob Glaub Signature Model bass guitar is named for him since 1999. It was based on his vintage 1964 Fender Precision Bass.

In 2013 he played on Randy Newman’s motion picture soundtrack Monsters University.


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