Robert Fontenot


  • Entertainment critic and journalist who has published nationally for over a quarter century
  • Wrote for Rock & Rap Confidential as well as other music entertainment websites and publications
  • Original board member of the Southern Music Hall of Fame


Robert Fontenot Jr. is a former writer for ThoughtCo, who wrote about classic rock and roll for 14 years. Robert has more than 22 years of experience in writing commentary about the entertainment industry. His experience includes work for Offbeat Magazine, the Blues Revue, AOL City Guide to New Orleans, and Audience Magazine. Robert also wrote for Rock & Rap Confidential, a monthly online music entertainment newsletter headed by former Rolling Stone chief editor Dave Marsh. 

Robert composed the liner notes for Irma Thomas' Grammy-award winning After The Rain (Dockside Studios, 2006) album. He is an original board member of the Southern Music Hall of Fame.


Robert Fontenot Jr. received a master's degree in Communication from Louisiana State University–Manship School of Mass Communication and a bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of New Orleans.

Awards and Publications


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