Eric Roberts, with special Guest David Darling
2007 Colorado Music Association
Web site: www.EricRoberts.org
ERIC ROBERTS is an accomplished guitarist and bassist as well as composer, and has been playing professionally since the age of 16. He holds a B.A. in Music from Ithaca College and a Master’s in Music from the University of Miami. He has enjoyed a successful career playing in Broadway shows, backing up name entertainers, performing solo guitar concerts, giving music workshops, and providing music for every type of occasion. His repertoire ranges from classical to jazz, brazilian to new age and nuevo flamenco. He works as a solo performer with tracks, as a guitar/flute duo and with a quartet.
His debut CD, “IN A SILENT PLACE”, featuring world renowned cellist, David Darling, has been receiving accolades the world over, and most recently the track “Flowing” became a finalist in the “new age” category of the 2009 Independent Music Awards and the track “Cella’s Song”, written for his wife, won first prize in the “instrumental” category of the 2007 USA Songwriting Competition. His music can currently be heard on XM Radio as well as Comcast’s “Music Choice” channel on their “Soundscapes” program.
More information can be found at www.ericroberts.org or www.myspace.com/inasilentplace.
Sampler of Selected Tracks
- In a Silent Place
- New Love
- Rememberting You
- The River Runs
- Journey Through Time
- Cella's Song
- Reflections I
- Reflections II
- Reflections III
- A Stringy Dialogue
January 5, 2009
DENVER’S OWN ERIC ROBERTS AMONG FINALISTS OF THE 8TH ANNUAL INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS
INDIE ARTISTS FROM 6 CONTINENTS TO BE PROMOTED TO MORE THAN 20 MILLION & APPEAR IN 2009 EDITION OF THE MUSICIAN’S ATLAS
DENVER based artist ERIC ROBERTS is among a diverse group of independent musicians named as a finalist in the “new age” category of the 8th Annual Independent Music Awards for the track “Flowing” from his debut CD “IN A SILENT PLACE”, which has received rave reviews and features world renowned cellist, David Darling. “In A Silent Place” is an album of sublime instrumental guitar sounds.” – 20th Century Guitar Magazine. “Eric Roberts plays guitar with a sincerity and emotive technique that rivals the finest players we’ve heard” – earbuzz.com.
IMA Finalists will now advance to the final round of judging by a distinguished group of influential artists and industry insiders. The Judges who will determine this year’s IMA Winners include Peter Gabriel, Suzanne Vega, Roger Daltrey, George Jones, Buddy Guy, James “Blood” Ulmer, Paquito D’Rivera, Keith Urban, Lee Ritenour, DJ Skribble, Clint Black, Kurtis Blow, Zakk Wylde, Rolling Stone contributing editor Anthony DeCurtis, MTV Music Supervisor Carrie Hughes, JVC Jazz Festival talent buyer Jason Olaine, mastering engineer Bob Ludwig, and many others.
IMA Winners and Finalists winners will appear in the 11th edition of The Musician’s Atlas 2009, on sale January, 2009. Regarded as the industry’s most comprehensive contact directory, The Atlas is used by independent musicians and entrepreneurs to market and sell music more successfully.
Developed and coordinated by Music Resource Group, publisher of The Musician’s Atlas, the Independent Music Award program delivers a variety of premiums to Winners including:
- Year-long marketing campaigns, partnerships and distribution alliances that will place the Winners in front of millions of music fans and industry decision makers around the world.
- The IMA Winners CD compilation will be distributed to 10,000 music fans and industry at events such as SXSW, Ozzfest, The Warped Tour throughout the year and promoted to more 650 US & Canadian college & public radio stations.
- eMusic will promote IMA Winners to millions of their subscribers throughout 2009.
- Exposure to nearly 10 million viewers of ManiaTV.com and Havoc TV.
Music fans will be casting their votes for their favorite IMA Finalists at www.IndependentMusicAwards.com at the IMA Vox Populi Jukebox