AND... Just like that, the possibility of playing safe, outdoors shows has come to an end for 2020. I'm grateful to have had the opportunity to play outside for y'all this past summer and fall, but by the end of the year, I will have lost 106 gigs due to the pandemic. Who knows what the future holds for next year's shows but I hope we can all gather safely in the spring of 2021.
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Thank you to all my frequent flyers and repeat offenders for your support and I hope to see you after the dark spell passes, "Hanging Out In Barland", Love you all!
Robert J. is a multi-award winning singer/songwriter who has been a mainstay in the Wisconsin music scene for decades. 2021 marks his 48th year of playing in clubs, beginning with his college years in Detroit, through his time playing and living in Crested Butte, Colorado to his many years in Madison, Wisconsin.
Robert's music is a blend of styles which flow along the Mississippi River, from blues to country, folk to roots rock & roll. His solo show consists of well crafted original songs and many of the classic tunes we all know. He mixes acoustic guitar, harmonica and soulful vocals to create an authentic sound all his own.

Upcoming Dates

Mar 15 2021
MDISON, Wisconsin

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Sep 6 2020

I'm happy to say that my song, FLY AWAY is finished, mixed and mastered.
Another song recorded virtually with my friends doing their parts from afar.
What a great time to have the technology to be able to create music without
being able to get together due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

I wrote this song for my kids, Kristina, Addy and Jacy and soon to be
son-in-law Josh.They have all had to endure losing out on their life's plans
without warning because of this quarantined world we now live in.

This tune is dedicated to all our kid's and to all the dreams we parents have for them.

Credits -
Vocals, acoustic guitar - Robert J.
Cello and Cello Bass - Mary Gaines
Violin, Viola, ukulele - Chris Wagoner
Electric guitar - Josh Harty
Percussion - Pauli Ryan
Mixed by Mike Zirkel at Zirkel Audio
Mastered by Justin Perkins at Mystery Room Mastering
Graghics by Doug Normington at NORMCO Multi-Media, Inc
Produced by Robert John Conaway

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A Beautiful Blur

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