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

Whether playing solo or with his bands, The Moon Gypsies or The Rowdy Prairie Dogs, 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.

The new ROWDY PRAIRIE DOGS CD, called BARLAND is unofficially out. Listen and download songs from my song page. To Order physical CDs, 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

Aug 12 2022
Concentric Brewing Company
Portland, Connecticut
Aug 13 2022
Po's Rice & Spice
East Hampton, Connecticut
Aug 14 2022
Winchester's Cafe
Portland, Connecticut
Aug 25 2022
Joe's Filling Station
Cromwell, Connecticut
Aug 26 2022
Hebron, Connecticut

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Latest News

BARLAND Review from Local Sounds Magazine

Jul 18 2022

Very thankful for this review of Barland by Rick Tvedt of Local Sounds Magazine. Check it out!

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Robert J.'s new recording with his country-rock band, The Rowdy Prairie Dogs!
Click on song title for lyrics.