Tutored on guitar by Cornelius Grant (guitarist for the Temptations) and inspired by BB King. Robert recorded his highly sought after first album in the 80ís. At this point his musical career was halted by an acrimonious divorce and Robert decided to bring up his two daughters on his own. This led to an unwillingness to travel outside of his close neighbourhood and he took up teaching guitar to make ends meet. Over the years he has honed his musical skills in local bars and clubs as well as being the opening act for Aretha Franklin, Johnny Taylor (another of his favourites), Bobby Bland and Ray Charles. He has also acted as the musical director for David Ruffin, Eddie Kendricks and BB King.