Robbie Limon of Middletown, Virginia is an award-winning entertainer who mixes solo and band appearances with acting/singing roles at professional theaters.
Since 2002 Robbie has been backed by great musicains on lead guitar, bass, keyboards and drums. The addition of Hank Zimmerman(keyboards) and Paul Moschetto(lead guitar) to compliment drummer Kevin Archambault and bass man Ken Wissmann has broadened the versatility of the band with tight harmonies and lead vocals. The full band is commited to sounding like the original 50′s, 60′s, and 70′s recording which made them so popular.
Currently, Robbie plays over 200 dates a year. Robbie has been on the bandstand for over thirty years and brings his love of `70s-era songwriters to each performance. The result is an eclectic mix of the Eagles, John Denver, Gordon Lightfoot, Credence Clearwater Revival, Roy Orbison, The Doobie Brothers, Jim Croce, Willie Nelson, and several others. Listeners report that the song arrangements and voice characterizations are exactly what is recalled from the original recordings.
Robbie’s ability to copy the tonal qualities and phrasings of other vocalists led to his role as Hank Williams, Sr. in 40 performances at the Wayside Theater near Winchester, Virginia. The 2005 Chiquita Award was given by M. Lawrence of The American Theater Critics Association for Robbie’s portrayal of Country Music’s first superstar.
In 2006 Robbie co-wrote ‘Lovesick Blues’ a musical theater tribute to Hank Williams, Sr. featuring an on-stage country band and twenty songs closely identified with this legendary performer. The Narrator weaves Williams’ life events with the songs they inspired. Robbie currently performs as Hank Williams in theatres around the country. The website lovesickbluestribute.com contains pictures, audio samples, and additional information from the show. Local performances may be arranged directly with Robbie at (301) 263-4356
In 2007, Robbie returned to The Wayside Theater in the title role of ‘Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story’. His recreation of the physical appearance and performance style of this innovative songwriter of the late 1950s broke all attendance records in the Theater’s history. Each of 43 performances received very enthusiastic standing ovations.
Robbie currently performs as Buddy Holly in theatres around the country.
In 2010, Robbie began performing, “Singers & Songwriters”, featuring Robbie Limon. This 90 minute intimate solo/acoustic concert highlights the great music from the 50′s, 60′s & 70′s
In 2010, Robbie signed a 7-year record contract with Acetate Records in Los Angeles, CA, as a member of the all original rock band “The Factory”. Robbie currently performs shows with the band.
In 2011, Robbie was hired by Totempole Playhouse in PA to perform the role Hank Williams in “Lost Highway”. Nearly each of the 18-show run was sold-out earning Robbie the critics choice honor. Robbie currently performs as Hank Williams in Theatres around the country.
Robbie Limon has 6 recordings currently in distribution.
1. “Request Line from the 70s’” ‘Request Line from the 70s’
2. “8-Tracks – Deeper Cuts from the 70s’”, reflect his continuing interest in this musical period.’8-Tracks – Deeper Cuts
3.’Hank Williams, Sr. – A Tribute to the Master’ contains 13 audience favorites from the musical. All recordings are available at every personal appearance and by mail order. ‘Hank Williams, Sr. – A Tribute to the Master’
4. “An Evening With Buddy Holly” contains 15 songs made popular by Lubbock, Texas phenomenon.
5. “Same Old Talk” features 10 original songs written and produced by Robbie.
6. “The Robbie Limon Band LIVE in Petersburg!” features 13 songs recorded live in 2010 in Petersburg WV, at the Landis Performing Arts Center.