Date:Friday, June 1st, 2012
Recently (Mar 2010- Apr 2011) completing a year long 140 show, 17 country tour as a vocalist for the US Air Force’s premiere entertainment team, Tops in Blue, Robert brings his Hoosier musician experience to a inaugural launch pad of promising entertainment value in S. Florida as he releases his new original song list in the “In No Time Soon” soundtrack. The ten songs strike to the heart of enduring relationships and patriotism. The title song, “In No Time Soon” was additionally placed as an honorable mention in a 2006 Song of the Year Contest. The song speaks about a long distance relationship during one of Robert’s own military deployments away from his wife.
Robert brings experience to the production of this new release from his freshman debut album “Give Them Christ Love”, a compilation of eight original songs released on the Contemporary Christian Creative Workshop label in 1991.
He joined the Air Force in 1992 and continued promoting his compilation as he started his career as a Weather Observer while still performing in Montgomery, Alabama, and then making an international representation of his efforts in Korea.
He separated from the Air Force in 1996 and actually stayed in Korea as a civilian student that performed on a Korean TV show singing a Korean Pop song in their own language, liken to American Idol, and was featured at Seoul’s Amusement Park, Lotte World, as foreign up and coming artist. while winning various club/local Korean venue contests actually singing original songs off his, then future, “In No Time Soon” song list. He returned to the US in 1998.
As Robert continued his career in the Air Force Reserve at Homestead ARB, FL and a career at Bellsouth/ATT from 1999-2005 he took an epiphany in 2006, during a deployment to Qatar for the Air Force as a forward deployed command historian for US and Coalition Forces. He found his way back to performing and expedited his way into the local gig circles in S. Florida and took the time to craft his “In No Time Soon” album, completed in 2008.
Robert adopted the stage name DiXoN and has been performing throughout Florida and across the country in special appearances, as a reputable entertainer for parties, corporate events, weddings, and various military events. He has been featured in many military ceremonies with his unmistakable acoustic/folk rendition of the National Anthem. His selection as a featured vocalist for the 2010 Air Force’s Tops in Blue followed several years of notable performances including a summer tour in 2008 along the east coast appearing in such places to include Savannah, Georgia, Albany & Utica, New York, Hartford, Conn., Norfolk & Virginia Beach, Virginia, promoting his “In No Time Soon” release. He continues his solo performance schedule into 2011 returning from the Tops in Blue tour invigorated and ready for new fans and exciting venues as he promotes “In No Time Soon” and continues to get accolades for his own acoustic versions of many of today’s and yesterday’s pop/rock tunes. He holds his own as a singer/songwriter creating songs from the heart, and enlightening listeners with his soft/sultry tone added to many popular cover songs.