Robert J.
PRESS


Americana Roots (review) The Revenge of the Rowdy Prairie Dogs

http://www.americanaroots.com/2009/02/28/reviews/music/rowdy-prairie-dogs-revenge-of-the-rowdy-prairie-dogs/

Review - Moors Magazine - The Netherlands

www.moorsmagazine.com/muziek3/rowdyprairiedogs.html

MAXIMUM INK Cover Story ARTICLE ON ROBERT J.
http://www.maximumink.com/index.php/articles/permalink/robert_jC


Madison Magazine Interview with Robert J.- The MAMAs 2008

http://madisonmagazine-liberalarts.blogspot.com


The Dailypage - The MAMAs 2008

http://www.thedailypage.com/daily/article.php?article=22618


The Isthmus article by Rich Albertoni.

http://www.thedailypage.com/music/article.php?article=22164


Wisconsin State Journal Review by Kevin Lynch - March 2008
Robert J., �A Beautiful Blur� ****(4 Stars) �The Revenge of the Rowdy Prairie Dogs� ***(3 Stars)
(PopBomb Records)

Time for this long-suffering Madison troubadour to get his musical due.
Much has been written recently about his heart attack, but sympathy
doesn�t pay the bills. Amazingly Robert J. released two excellent
album projects amid his struggle. �A Beautiful Blur� is a marvelous
thing to behold, a testament to a man who won�t let anything steal
his lust for life. First one must say, if Bob Dylan had a good voice
that was still his, he might be Robert J. Robert J. has the fuzzy,
intimate quality that�s Dylan�s most appealing trait. But Robert
doesn�t wine, pout or condescend, and he stays on pitch.
True, he�s not that caliber of artist. Robert J. lacks Dylan�s
genius for monumental anger, for one thing. But he takes you
for a fine ride down his own dusty road. There�s also a trace
of Tom Waits� loose-limbed phrasing, but he never loses the sharp groove.
He�s a guy you�d like to hang with and recollect the �beautiful blur�
of life with an embracing grin. Sure it�s an aging hippie sensibility.
But he wants us to appreciate bygone madness, folly and fear, sadness and ecstasy.
Thanks Robert J., I needed that, all of it.
On �Rebel Domino� he and his band get hot-footin�
at a wonderful clip that feels like the Allman Brothers with
guitarist Dicky Betts in his prime. Robert J�s gifted picker
is Tom Dehlinger. You can�t beat that heart-skipping groove.
�Room With A View� is another delightful mood booster. Such a room,
�without you,� lets him see it all more clearly. It�s a mental viewpoint
more than a pretty view, a great philosophical sigh for healing love wounds.
Most of the kudos for �A Beautiful Blur� could apply to �Revenge of
the Rowdy Prairie Dogs.� It�s a less personal and moving
statement, because you don�t sense as much of his indomitable spirit.
But turn it on and don�t worry about a thing for the rest of the hour.
It opens with another version of �Rebel domino� that�s more hard-rocking
and more countrified, which is the big difference throughout between the
two albums.
Either way, Robert J. has mustered two of the best discs you�ll hear by a Madison
artist this year. He should�ve had a handful of Top 40 hits by now.
Better late than ever? Formulaic radio programming may deny him. But call up your favorite
rock, country or folk station and request him. And be glad you know and
probably love one of Madison�s own beautiful survivors.
- Kevin Lynch


The Wisconsin State Journal feature story by Gayle Worland.

http://host.madison.com/entertainment/from-the-heart-longtime-madison-musician-robert-j-is-singing/article_33ffe2d1-c93d-580a-aec8-23a33ff0f0ce.html


Madison Magazine Article by Katie Vaughn � January 2008

Rocking On

Nothing, it seems, can stop Robert J. Conaway from making music. For a year, the Madison musical fixture- known to fans simply as �Robert J.� �had been writing, recording and producing songs for two CDs. He planned to release them in November and follow up with a celebratory party the next month.
Plans changed slightly when Robert J. had a heart attack while racking leaves this past fall. He received emergency surgery and doctor�s orders to take it easy. While he had to postpone his release bash, the musician is healing and his two new CDs hit stores November 20 as scheduled.
A Beautiful Blur is a collection of solid and catchy rock tunes. Robert J. wrote all the songs, but the title track is particularly personal to him. � It�s basically my definition of life and the lives of my friends,� he says.
The second disc, The Revenge of the Rowdy Prairie Dogs,
combines Robert J.�s rock sensibilities with country and Americana styles. �It�s still irreverent with a little bit of twang,� he says.
Robert J. says he looks forward to promoting the CDs, returning to the stage for live performances and drawing on his recent experiences in making new music.
�I will continue to create,� he says. �And I will be a little more fearless."



Otis Redding Tribute Posted: Dec 6, 2007
Here's a link to Storybridge.TV.com with a news report about the event.

http://storybridge.tv/episode/030


Front page article in The Capital Times by Doug Moe, November 28,2007.
MUSICIAN GETS SECOND CHANCE AT LIFE!
http://www.madison.com/tct/archives/index.php?archAction=arch_read&a_from=search&a_file=%2Ftct%2F2007%2F11%2F28%2F0711280327.php&var_search=Search&keyword_field=&pub_code_field=tct&from_date_field=20071128&to_date_field=20071128&var_start_pos=20&var_articles_per_page=10


Rick's Cafe article - Madison's Soul Man(Cover) - http://popbomb.com/robertj001a.jpg

Madison's Soul Man(Article) -
http://popbomb.com/Robert%20J%20Conaway.pdf


Madison Magazine Article - Five Performing Artists who make this city sing!
http://www.madisonmagazine.com/article.php?section_id=918&xstate=view_story&story_id=105585



RADIO STATIONS WHO HAVE

.......The Revenge of the Rowdy Prairie Dogs CD

AMERICANA STATIONS
Station / Show City State
Acoustic Caf� Ann Arbor MI
Altville Sherman Oaks CA
Folkscene West Hills CA
KAXE Grand Rapids MN
KBCS Bellevue WA
KCUB Stephenville TX
KCUV Denver CO
KDHX St. Louis MO
KDNK Carbondale CO
KEXP Seattle WA
KFAN Fredericksburg TX
KFJC Los Altos Hills CA
KGSR Austin TX
KHTZ (Lone Star 92.5 FM) Brenham TX
KHTZ (Lone Star 92.5 FM) Brenham TX
KHYI Dallas TX
KNBT New Braunfels TX
KOPN Columbia MO
KPFA Berkeley CA
KPFT / Music Dept. Liason Houston TX
KPIG Watsonville CA
KRCB Santa Rosa CA
KRCL Ogden UT
KRFC Ft. Collins CO
KRSH Santa Rosa CA
KRSH Santa Rosa CA
KSIL Silver City NM
KSUT Ignacio CO
KSYM San Antonio TX
KTHX Reno NV
KTXN Victoria TX
KUSH Cushing OK
KUT Austin TX
KVMR Nevada City CA
KVNF Paonia CO
KWMR Point Reyes Station CA
INDIE1015 Ft. Collins CO
KXCI Tucson AZ
KYMO East Prairie MO
KZSU Stanford CA
Music Choice New York NY
Music Choice / Americana Denver CO
Public Radio East New Bern NC
Sirius Satellite Radio (Outlaw Channel) Nashville TN
Sirius Satellite Radio (Outlaw Channel) New York NY
WCBE Columbus OH
WDBM East Lansing MI
WDVR Sergeantsville NJ
WDVX Andersonville TN
WDVX Knoxville TN
WERU East Orland ME
Western Beat Nashville TN
WETS Johnson City TN
WEVL Memphis TN
WFDU Teaneck NJ
WFHB Bloomington IN
WFPK Louisville KY
WGCS / The Globe Goshen IN
WGWG Boiling Springs NC
WHAY Whitley City KY
WHEE Martinsville VA
WIKX Port Charlotte FL
WJMQ Shawano WI
WMKY / Morehead St. University Morehead KY
WMMT Whitesburg KY
WMNF Tampa FL
WMNF Tampa FL
WNCW Spindale NC
WNRN Charlottesville VA
WOUB Athens OH
WQBR McElhattan PA
WSGE Kings Mountain NC
WSYC Shippensburg PA
WTCR-AM Cincinnati OH
WUMB Boston MA
WWUH West Hartford CT
WXLV / Lehigh Carbon Comm. College Schnecksville PA
WYCE Grand Rapids MI
WYOU/WRRW Virginia Beach VA
XM Satellite Radio (X Country) Washington DC
AmericanaRoots.com San Antonio TX
Countrybear.com Lake Placid FL
Radio Vagabond Denver CO
Radioio Country San Rafael CA
WLHK-2 ("Bubba") Indianapolis IN


ROOTS MUSIC & FAR CHARTING STATIONS

Station / Show City State
WVGN / Doug Lewis Show St. Thomas Virgin Islands
WUIN Wilmington NC
Off the Beat-n-Track Radio Show Sheffield MA
Roots Music Report Wimberley TX
The Boudin Barndance Peacedale RI
Clear Channel Radio CCADS Cincinnati OH
CJCI Prince George BC
CJSW Calgary AB
CKUA Edmonton AB
CFFF Peterborough ON
CIUT Toronto ON
CKPC / Telephone City Broadcast Ltd. Brantford ON
Outlaw For Peace Radio Columbus TX
Crazy Country Hop Crane MO
WTTU / Harvest Hoedown Cookeville TN
KAFM Grand Junction CO
KAGG Bryan TX
KALX Berkeley CA
KATP Amarillo TX
KBAC Santa Fe MN
KBCY Abilene TX
KBEC Waxahachie TX
KBGA Missoula MT
KCLC / Acoustic Edge St Louis MO
KCOU Columbia MO
KCSN Northridge CA
KCSS - CA State University Turlock CA
KDUR Durango CO
KEZS Cape Girardeau MO
KFAI St Paul MN
KGLT Bozeman MT
KGNU Boulder CO
KHKX Midland TX
KIKT Greenville TX
KITX Hugo OK
KJCS Nacogodches TX
KJHK Lawrence KS
KKFI / Highway 71 Radio Show Kansas City MO
KLUR Wichita Falls TX
KMKT Denison TX
KMML Amarillo TX
KMOO Mineola TX
KMXT Kodiak AK
KNBA Anchorage AK
KNON Dallas TX
KNOT Prescott AZ
KOOP Austin TX
KORA Bryan TX
KOEZ St. George UT
KPFC Gainesville TX
KPFK North Hollywood CA
KPFZ Lakeport CA
KPIR Granbury TX
KPLX Dallas TX
KREK Bristow OK
KRXO Oklahoma City OK
KRXS Tempe AZ
KRXT Rockdale TX
KSEY Seymour TX
KSFR / Santa Fe Opry Santa Fe NM
KSON San Diego CA
KSTV Stephenville TX
KTEX Brenham TX
KTFW, Country Gold Radio Cleburne TX
KUMR Rolla MO
KUNM Albuquerque NM
KUSP Santa Cruz CA
KUWR / WPR Laramie WY
KVST Conroe TX
KWSI / Dirt Road Radio Des Moines IA
KXLU / Happy Trails Long Beach CA
KXOX Sweetwater TX
KYNR Buena WA
KZMU Moab UT
KZUM Lincoln NE
National Public Radio Washington DC
Not Exactly Nashville Colchester CT
UPR Logan UT
Semi-Twang Sacramento CA
The Folk Sampler Siloam Springs AR
The Friday Freeway Blues Gladstone OR
The Rocking Banjo Ranch Wichita KS
WRRM, WMOJ and WYGY Cincinnati OH
WALW Moulton AL
WAPS 91.3 The Summit Akron OH
WBGU Bowling Green OH
WCBE Columbus OH
WCBN Ann Arbor MI
WEBK Catamount Radio Rutland VT
WFCS New Britain CT
WFMU Jersey City NJ
WFUV Bronx NY
WGLT Normal IL
WHOW Clinton IL
WJJC Commerce GA
WLNZ Lansing MI
WNKU Highland Hts KY
WNTI Hackettstown NJ
WPKN Bridgeport CT
WRBC Lewiston ME
WRIR Richmond Indie Radio Richmond VA
WRLT Nashville TN
WTUL New Orleans LA
WUAL Tuscaloosa AL
WUSM Hattiesburg MS
WVUD Newark DE
WXDU Durham NC
WWBL Washington IN
WYEP Pittsburgh PA
WOMR, 92.1 FM Provincetown MA
3rd Coast Music Magazine / FAR Chart San Antonio TX
WRAS / Album 88 Atlanta GA
WRFG - My Own House Villa Rica GA
WRFG - Old Strings, New Strings Atlanta GA
WRFG - Spam & Grits Atlanta GA
WRFG Atlanta GA
WRFG Alpharetta GA
Roots Rock Radio Sykesville MD
Funk Roots Fairbanks AK
WBJB-FM / Bookdale Public Radio Lincroft NJ
WRUW FM 91.1 - When the Roses Bloom Again Cleveland OH
The Fevered Brain of RadioMike Austin TX
WMLB 1690am - The Voice of the Arts Atlanta GA


EURO-AMERICANA

CALL ADDRESS 1 ADDRESS 2 COUNTRY
101 FM Blue Country Queensland AUSTRALIA
12 Bar Show Inverness SCOTLAND
3HOT Mildura AUSTRALIA
4CBL Logan Central AUSTRALIA
60-2RRR Gladesville AUSTRALIA
Gouwestad Radio NETHERLANDS
Americana UK Liverpool UNITED KINGDOM
Beatniks & Bromnozems Heinkenszand NETHERLANDS
Billybop (& Cajun Corner) LOPPEM BELGIUM
Radio ZRO ZWIJNDRECHT BELGIUM
Crossroads Radio Bergen op Zoom NETHERLANDS
Ctrl. Alt. Country e-zine Hasselt BELGIUM
de Plaatboef Amsterdam NETHERLANDS
Disc Jockey Radio 227 Enkhuizen NETHERLANDS
DJ of the Czech Radio Pilsen CZECH REPUBLIC
Editor/Owner RootsTown Music Free-zine Deurne-Antwerp BELGIUM
Flyin Shoes Radio Podcast NOTTINGHAM UNITED KINGDOM
Ems-Vechte-Welle Lengerich GERMANY
ISW Burgkirchen/Alz GERMANY
Keep It Country! Cedex 02 Paris FRANCE
Klanderman Promotion Amsterdam NETHERLANDS
KRO Hilversum THE NETHERLANDS
Le Cri Du Coyote Buis-les-Baronnies FRANCE
Locale Omroep Landsmeer (L.O.L.) Landslide Purmerend NETHERLANDS
Lucky Dice Music DV Diemen NETHERLANDS
Loch Broom FM Scottish Ross-shire SCOTLAND
Northern Roots/Jumpin Hot Club Tyne/Wear UNITED KINGDOM
NSEO Paris FRANCE
PeelGrass Omroep Venray NETHERLANDS
PICA Barcelona SPAIN
Radio ISA LHUIS FRANCE
Radio Karonlina CZECH REPUBLIC
Radio MT 7570 HEL NORWAY
Radio Parkstad / Blueprint Veendam NETHERLANDS
Radio RheinWelle 92,5 Walluf GERMANY
Radio Voce Spazio Alessandria ITALY
ronsaltcountry.com NETHERLANDS
ROOTSHIGHWAY.IT ITALY
ROOTSTIME / Roots Radio Halen BELGIUM
Spits FM BELGIUM
Rural Delivery Nelson NEW ZEALAND
The Jane Weber Show Ljubljana SLOVENIA
The Real Roots Caf� Millingen aan de Rijn NETHERLANDS
Town & Country for the EMS VECHTE WELLE Aschendorf GERMANY
Triple R Blues PANNINGEN THE NETHERLANDS
VARA Hilversum THE NETHERLANDS
ZUSA L�neburg GERMANY
Mladenovac SERBIA & MONTENEGRO
NETHERLANDS
Duisberg GERMANY
Almere NETHERLANDS
Waterford Mail Centre IRELAND
The Miller Tells Her Tale / CMR Nashville Edinburgh SCOTLAND
Dublin 15 IRELAND
Berlin GERMANY
Schiedam NETHERLANDS
EuroAmericana Chart Hoorn NETHERLANDS
GRONINGEN NETHERLANDS
Mainz GERMANY
ITALY
Honky Tonk Blues Queensland AUSTRALIA
FRANCE
Tokyo JAPAN
FRANCE
The Fresh FM Victoria AUSTRALIA
Victoria AUSTRALIA
Carpento AL ITALY
Palafrugell SPAIN
BBC RADIO SHETLAND SHETLAND SCOTLAND, UK
VLOK Radio The Netherlands
Fen Radio 107.5 Country Show Peterborough United Kingdom
Urbanizacao Encosta PORTUGAL
Etnika/Radio L'Hospitalet Barcelona Spain
Somewhere Between Belgium
Radio GS 90.1FM Victor Harbor 5211 South Austrailia Australia
Radio K103 Sweden
Radio M.I.L.O. 2400 Mol Belgium
Havenstad FM THE NETHERLANDS
Radio RheinWelle 92,5 FM 65396 Germany
Radio FM Goud Belgium
Country Home 61118 Germany
Rootsradio BE-2300 Turnhout Belgium
Belgium
RTV-Alkmaar Alkmaar Netherlands
AmericanaOK @ Radio Six International Scotland UK
Stadsradio Breda Netherlands
VPRO Netherlands