Eric Roberson

Always Best Care & Walking Bear Productions Present

Eric Roberson

Vertical Current, Res

Jul 12 2019 · Fri

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$30 Advance / $35 Day of Show / $45 Seated

This event is 21 and over

Eric Roberson
Eric Roberson
GRAMMY Award-nominee, singer, songwriter, and producer Eric Roberson, continues to break boundaries as an independent artist in an industry dominated by major labels, manufactured sounds and mainstream radio. Described as the original pioneer of the independent movement in R&B/soul music, Eric has achieved major milestones in his career, from being a successful songwriter and producer for notable artists such as Jill Scott, Musiq Soulchild, Dwele, Vivian Green and countless others, as well as headlining sold out tours across the country.

This Rahway, NJ native and Howard University alum became the first independent artist to be nominated for a BET Award in 2007 and was the recipient of the “Underground Artist of the Year” BETJ Virtual Award, with Rahsaan Patterson in 2008. In addition, Eric was nominated in both 2010 and 2011 for a GRAMMY award in the “Best Urban/Alternative Performance” category and continues to blaze trails unheard of as an independent artist. In 2011, his studio album, Mister Nice Guy, debuted in the top 5 on the iTunes R&B/Soul charts and his 10th studio album, The Box, was released in 2014.

Eric’s latest projects, Earth, was released in April 2017, followed by Wind in July 2017. The final EP Fire was released October 20th. The albums are part of a three album compilation Earth, Wind and Fire.

The inspiration behind the album titles definitely pays homage to the iconic group, but Eric also wanted to use music to voice some of today’s topical issues and in his special way, include personal influences into these albums. “Earth is self-empowering, Wind is the love and Fire is the message,” says Roberson.
Vertical Current
Vertical Current
Vertical Current is a band on the rise, a name on the lips of music lovers in one of the greatest musical cities in America, Philadelphia. The band was started in 2009 by local trumpeter and composer Christopher Stevens, while pursuing a music degree from Temple University. Since then, Vertical Current has become the go to band for visiting artists from the likes of Grammy Award winners Chrisette Michele and Kelly Price to the awe-inspiring Frank McComb. Additionally, the band has opened for a number of notable artists including The Robert Glasper Experiment, Derrick Hodge, Kneebody, Raheem DeVaughn, and Eric Roberson to name a few.

Individually, the members of Vertical Current have traveled throughout the world, performing and recording with an array of celebrated and award winning artists including Roberta Flack, John Legend, Common, Freddie Jackson, Jazmine Sullivan, Jill Scott, The Roots, and more. It’s no surprise that their interaction with such amazing artists and composers has further kindled Vertical Current’s passion to create and perform at the highest level.

VC’s brand of music is a unique blend of genres that is intended to uplift and inspire. Strong melodies and funky rhythms are characteristic of their classic style. The band currently has 3 albums available. aRe (2011), Bright Side Of Midnight (2014), and After Midnight (2017) showcase the many ways Vertical Current gets down. The fourth installment, The Future Is Bright is available now!! This is truly some of their best work!! That being said, the best way to experience the music of Vertical Current is in person. Their electrifying performances will leave you feeling truly inspired.
Res
Res
American R&B/Rock singer born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1978.
Venue Information:
The Ardmore Music Hall
23 East Lancaster Ave
Ardmore, PA, 19003
http://www.ardmoremusic.com