Eric Roberson - w/ D Maurice - 6/30/17Friday, June 30 2017 7:00 PM Doors / 8:00 PM Start
- Front Premier
at City Winery Chicago
“When I write, I get lost in the music process” – 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 project, Earth, will be released on April 21st and digital preorders
are available now on iTunes. This album is part of a three album
compilation Earth, Wind and Fire, to be released later this year.
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.