Robert J. is an award-winning singer/songwriter/recording artist who has been a mainstay in the Wisconsin music scene for decades. In the fall of 2021, he relocated to Connecticut and has been playing solo gigs throughout the state. 

Robert's music blends the styles which flow along the Mississippi River, from blues to country, folk to rootsy rock and roll. HIs song, "A Million Miles Away" won the best blues song in the Billboard Song Contest and he was awarded a Music Notes Lifetime Achievement award for his songwriting. Over the years, Robert has shared the stage with many well-known artists including The Beach Boys, Taj Mahal, The Subdudes, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Delbert McClinton, LeAnn Rimes, John Eddie, Paul Thorn and many more. His solo show consists of well-crafted original songs and many of the classic tunes we all know. He mixes acoustic guitar (with a looper), harmonica, kickboard and soulful vocals to create an authentic sound all his own.

His Madison band, THE ROWDY PRAIRIE DOGS, released their bluesy, country rocking CD, BARLAND and it has garnered 4 MAMA Awards. Listen to and download songs right here from the song page and help support Robert's music. To Order physical copies, email to with your address and what CDs you'd like. $15 plus $3 shipping. Payment via the links below.

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Upcoming Dates

Feb 3 2023
Blackledge Country Club
Hebron, Connecticut
Feb 4 2023
Fresca Tequila Bar
Colchester, Connecticut
Feb 5 2023
Michael's Trattoria
Wallingford, Connecticut
Feb 10 2023
Tavern on 66
East Hampton, Connecticut
Feb 17 2023
The Dublin Beef & Seafood Co.
East Hampton, Connecticut

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Robert J. wins 4 MAMA AWARDS

Nov 28 2022

I'm so grateful to have won four awards at this year's Madison Area Music Awards Show. Such a great way to end my many years of playing music in the Mad City! 
BARLAND - Folk/Country Album of the Year
Storm Watcher - Blues Song of the Year 
57 Chevy - Country Song of the Year  
Plus, Country/Blues Performer of the Year
4 out of 7 ain't too bad!
Listen and download these songs here

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Robert J.'s award winning recording with his bluesy, country-rock band, The Rowdy Prairie Dogs!
MAMA awards...
2022 Country/Folk Album of the Year.
2022 Blues Song of the Year - Storm Watcher
2022 Country Song of the Year - 57 Chevy
2021 Country Song of the Year - So I Can Be The Man For You
Click on song title for lyrics.
To Order a physical copy, please email your order to with your address and what CDs you'd like. $15 each plus $3 shipping.

You can pay by paypal or Venmo at these links. Or we can arrange payment by check.