Rob is also currently the #1 ranked blues artist in Canada and the #1 band or artist in all genres in Calgary and area on http://www.ReverbNation.com the most popular fully charted music website on the internet , with over 1,900,000 bands on it including over 2,400 in Calgary and area alone. Rob was also one of 8 bands and artists (out of the nearly 2 million) selected by ReverbNation in September 2011 to represent them at the Independent Music Summit (IMS) in Cathedral City California.
More than 50 of Rob's past and present guitar and bass students are now music instructors across Western Canada. His students have won many national and international contests, including Victor Wooten’s Bass on the Beach (World Bass Guitar Competition), Calgary’s Guitar Wars, Foothills Idol, Guitarapalooza, Alberta’s Best Young Songwriters, and Lions Music Festivals. Festival videos of Rob's students are featured on his Youtube channel which you can find by going to http://www.robstokesguitar.com and clicking the links on the left.