Originally from Central Illinois, Robert (a.k.a. Bobby Hawk) has been playing music professionally for over 10 years in New York and abroad. He is a versatile musician, with a primary focus on 5-string fiddle & violin, as well as doubling on saxophone, guitar and keyboard.
Robert studied Jazz Performance at William Paterson University and has toured and recorded with many artists across musical genres. Some of these acclaimed artists include: Abigail Washburn, The Cangelosi Cards, The Defibulators, Blue Merle, Phosphorescent, The Five Deadly Venoms, Wakey! Wakey!, Elizabeth and the Catapult, The Sweetback Sisters, Noam Pikelny, Matuto, Jeff Taylor, The Prigs, Jenny Owen Youngs, Ross Martin, Mark Guiliana, Krystle Warren, Andy Falco, Jesse Cobb, Gypsy Jazz Caravan and many other groups around the States.
Rob teaches songwriting on violin, guitar, piano, ukulele, voice, saxophone, mandolin and clarinet.