The move from Wisconsin to Connecticut has been quite a workout. But, all in all, the transition has gone pretty much as planned. It's been great to see relatives, meet new friends and put our new house in order. I'm thankful to have played a few solo shows so far and I'll be looking for more places to play as we settle in.

My 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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Robert J. is a multi-award winning singer/songwriter who has been a mainstay in the Wisconsin music scene for decades.
Robert's music is a blend of styles which flow along the Mississippi River, from blues to country, folk to roots rock & roll. Over the years Robert J. 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, harmonica and soulful vocals to create an authentic sound all his own.

Upcoming Dates

Feb 11 2022
La Vita
East Haddam, Connecticut
Feb 19 2022
The Dublin
East Hampton, Connecticut
Mar 6 2022
Winchester Cafe
Portland, Connecticut
Mar 19 2022
The Dublin
East Hampton, Connecticut
Mar 25 2022
La Vita
East Haddam, Connecticut

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Latest News

Robert J. wins 3 Song Of The Year Awards!

Nov 8 2021

Breaking News (not fake) from BARDLAND!
I wrote my first song after learning my first two chords on the guitar (They were C and Am).
That was a long time ago and I've been writing songs ever since. So, to
receive the Song of the Year award for all 3 of my songs entered in 3 different categories for the Madison Area Music Awards, is about as good as
it gets for this old Bard! Thank you Madison for supporting me and my tunes. I'm honored and humbled and so appreciative to be part of such a great musical community!

Blues Song of the Year - The Saddest March of All
Country/Bluegrass Song of the Year - So I Can Be The Man For You
Folk/Americana Song of the Year - Fly Away

Check out these songs and more here on my songs page!

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