Country Fan Days at Nashville Center Stage during CMA Music Festival (Fan Fair)
I work as a single with guitar and/or tracks all the way up to a 10-piece group staffed with veteran Grand Ole Opry musicians, at private functions or in small clubs all the way up to the big stage. You can see photos of all these variations on this page.
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I’m Robert Allen. I sing, write music and play about a dozen different instruments – some better than others. It all started in New London, CT at age 7 singing “Happy Trails To You” in the school talent show.
By the time I was 16 my best buddies and I had formed East Hampton, CT’s proverbial high school band. As ‘The Specials’ we played at all the local school dances and I even persuaded the movie theater owner to let us play between matinees on the weekend. That was definitely a first in our town!
Then came the stint in the U.S. Navy and I formed ‘The Signalmen’. The ship’s captain liked the band so well he arranged for us to perform before officials and dignitaries in Italy, Subic Bay, Hong Kong, China, Spain, Africa and Hawaii.
After the Navy I spent several years on Staten Island performing with ‘The Country Echoes’. Just before going on a live radio broadcast the DJ realized he had trouble pronouncing my name. He asked who my favorite guitar player was and I replied that it was Duane Eddy. He said, “Good. For today your name is Bob Dwayne”. And it stuck!
The call of Nashville came next. While there I formed and fronted ‘The Bob Dwayne Show’, ‘Red Hot Ricochet Band’ and ‘Connection”. We played country, top 40, southern rock, oldies and threw in some blues. Between the last two bands, I spent a few years fronting for Grand Ole Opry artist Stonewall Jackson. I performed at all the major (and some not so major) clubs in and around Nashville and did demo work at several well-known studios. And I was on the road a lot; all over the country.
Then it was on to the Atlanta area where I re-claimed my real name. After performing with ‘Class Reunion’ for a while, I formed ‘Robert Allen & Co.’ and began playing locally. Then I went on an extended USO tour entertaining in Turkey, Italy, Greece and Spain. After returning I assisted at a recording studio doing everything from administration to demos. I finally took the opportunity to stay put and record some of the material I’ve written over the years. And I was able to help promote others! I co-produced, co-edited, directed, and hosted “Songwriters”, a 30 minute Atlanta area community access TV show featuring unsigned songwriters of all genres.
Now I’m back in the Nashville area making more music and loving it.
Robert has formed several outstanding bands in his career, and has done demo and back-up work at many well known recording studios. He fronted for Stonewall Jackson for several years, both on the Grand Ole Opry and on the road.
Some of the Grand Ole Opry artists Robert Allen has opened for include: Stonewall Jackson, Dolly Parton, Emmy Lou Harris, Wilburn Brothers, Charlie Louvin, Charlie Rich, Jeannie Sealey, Justin Tubb, Grandpa Jones, Sheb Wooley, Dave Dudley, Marvin Rainwater, Pee Wee King, and the list goes on…and on…
Robert has self released three albums, “Something To Remember Me By”, “Country Treasures” and his Christmas album “It’s That Time Of Year Again”.
Robert Allen directed, hosted, co-produced and co-edited “Songwriters”, a 30 minute Atlanta area CATV show featuring up and coming songwriters of all genres.
DJs are playing Robert’s songs on about 100 stations in the U.S. and in these countries: Australia, Holland, Denmark, Belgium, Sweden, the Netherlands, Spain, England, Italy, Germany, New Zealand, Austria, Canada, France, United Kingdom, Norway, Scotland, Malta, and Japan.
Robert’s original songs have been licensed for the movies Coney Island Baby, Conspiracy, and Coyote County Loser; the DVD release of the television series The Fall Guy; and by Showtime, A&E, Discover Channel, Travel Channel, Animal Planet, and others.
Blues Over You was placed in the Coyote Country Production Independent feature motion picture “Coyote County Loser” starring Beau Clark and Nikki Boyer.
Blues Over You was licensed for inclusion in Val Kilmer’s movie “Conspiracy”.
When I Found You was licensed to Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment for the DVD release of “The Six Million Dollar Man” Season 1.
Old Man Brown has been used by A&E in "Back to the Blueprint-Log Homes" and "Save Our History: Gold Rush"; The Travel Chanel in "Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (Peru)"; The Discovery Chanel in "The Bourdain Experience: I Need Oxygen"; and Animal Planet in "Amazing Animal Inventions: 101". Old Man Brown is raw delta blues, just vocal and harmonica.
Blues Over You was licensed for inclusion in Showtime’s “Huff” Season 2, episode #202.
For most of 2004 and throughout 2005 and 2006, Robert ranked at either #1 or #2 on the all-time country artist chart on Download.com. At October 2006 he charted at #5 out of 27,003 artists on the all-time all genres chart at Download.com.
Robert was on the cover of IndieIsland.com’s November 2005 e-magazine, where they described him as “Nashville’s Best Kept Secret”, and he was the month’s featured artist article / interview.
Blues Over You was licensed for placement in the movie “Coney Island Baby”, a romantic comedy filmed in Coney Island, Ireland, for which its director received the Best Director award at the Newport International Film Festival.
High On The Hog was selected for inclusion on Music75.com’s compilation cd to be inserted in Internet Pratique Magazine (one of the top subscriptions in France with 70,000+ subscribers).
Here I Am was chosen for inclusion in Music75.com’s Valentines compilation cd in France.
Sure Been Missing You was selected for inclusion in GetMeMusic.com’s Christmas compilation cd (England) and on a new artist compilation cd in Sweden.
Robert was named by IndieArtistRadio.com as one of “Indie Music’s Best Of 2004.
On the Grand Ole Opry with Stonewall Jackson at both the Grand Ole Opry House and the Ryman Auditorium.
With Stonewall Jackson at the Little Nashville Indiana Opry.
Midnite Jamboree with Stonewall Jackson
Taping Nashville CATV shows "Singers, Songwriters, Etc." and "Still Hanging On"
Jammin' with Charlie at Charlie Louvin's museum
Genre: Blues / Country / Rockabilly
Location Nashville / Smyrna, Tennessee, Un
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Last Login: 1/8/2013
Member Since 4/30/2006
Record Label RAS Records
Type of Label Indie
InfluencesElvis Presley, Ricky Nelson, Duane Eddy, The Beatles, Hank Williams Sr., Jim Reeves, Waylon Jennings
Sounds LikeDon Williams, Johnny Cash, George Jones, Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, Jim Reeves, Hank Williams Sr., Stonewall Jackson
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"Something To Remember Me By" is an album of all original country songs with tones of rock, blues, jazz and bluegrass. This music will move you, make you dance, bring a smile to your face and maybe a tear to your eye.
"Country Treasures" includes covers of songs made famous by George Strait, Stonewall Jackson, Jack Greene, Willie Nelson, Ricky Nelson, Josh Turner, Eagles, Vern Gosdin, and Alan Jackson along with a couple of original songs.
"It's That Time Of Year Again" is a 14 track collection of traditional and contemporary Christmas songs with one original. It is one of the best Christmas albums you'll ever hear.
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