Three time honorable mention on VH1's Song of the Year, Robin Applewood formerly known as Dogman Joe, sees his music career as giving back. His songs tell a tale of Love and the struggle of everyday living, tempered with an "everything's gonna be alright" attitude. Such a positive vibe is combined with a healthy mixture of Rock, Reggae, Pop, Soul, Funk, Folk, Disco and Electronic music to offer an upbeat sound that appeals to a wide audience.
Robin has now unleashed his third full length album "Struck By Lightning." This brand new electrified 15 song album is written, arranged, produced and performed by Robin himself and features collaborations with many of the Bay Area's hottest talents.
An active member in the Bay Area music community, Robin founded Bay Vibes - a trusted hub for favorite local musicians. Bay Vibes has produced over 350 live-music events, including 4 large Festival’s and has been closely involved raising money for Cancer research, AIDS, Diabetes, Hurricane Katrina, and Surfrider Foundation. When Robin’s not putting on events, touring and recording, you may happen across him on a remote beach, or in a local joint sharing tales and music or catching the perfect wave in his beloved home town of San Francisco.
"A well performed and produced album from someone who is obviously living the musical life. You can feel it, breathe it and enjoy it so why not buy it!" -Tony Bates Highlands 100.7FM
"This is a well crafted stylish CD with passion, the music is gutsy, strong yet and direct to the point" -Peter Merrit. Music Director of PBS FM Australia
"This CD is excellent, full of many surprises as the tracks progress" -Graham J Barclay. Soundwave FM
"Can't believe VH1 didn't give you the gold for songs like this!" -Micah Engber. MPR Maine Public Radio