*Soulful Singer/Songwriter Eric Roberson is earning his breakthrough one show at a time.
The New Jersey native who is known in music circles as The King of Independent Soul, regularly logs 200+ performances a year and after 15 years, the music industry is finally starting to notice.
Having released seven albums … six of them independently, and writing hit songs for a stellar list of artists like Jill Scott, Will Smith, Musiq Soulchild, 112, and Charlie Wilson, Roberson’s talents have just begun to be acknowledged by The Recording Academy.
This year “Still” from his critically acclaimed Music Fan First release (Blue Erro Soul, 2009) receives a Grammy® nomination in the Best Urban/Alternative Performance category.
2011’s unanticipated honor comes on the heels of Roberson’s first career nomination last year for “A Tale Of Two (featuring Ben O’Neill and Michelle Thompson).”
“Last year’s nomination introduced me to The Recording Academy in a more meaningful way. We put so much into this album I’m so appreciative that my fans have kept it alive, yet we never anticipated receiving this blessing two years running. It’s extraordinary when your work is recognized by your peers.” – Eric Roberson, on receiving his second Grammy® nomination
Eric Roberson continues his red hot appearance schedule including the monthly Sol Village showcase at SOB’s in New York. Not one to rest on his laurels, Roberson is currently recording his as yet untitled eighth album to be released summer 2011.
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