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Eric Roberson and Algebra Blessett Come to Durham July 27th


7/27 *Live* at Motorco in downtown Durham, NC. Tickets on sale now.

A few weeks ago we asked y’all on our Facebook Page who you wanted to see at AOCFEST 2015. Consistently the name, Eric Roberson was the answer. Well…y’all asked for it and we and Motorco Music Hall have delivered. 

Get your tickets now to see Eric Roberson and Algebra Blessett July 27th.

Eric Roberson

An independent neo-soul artist from Rahway, NJ, Eric Roberson was originally signed to Warner Bros., having released his single “The Moon” on the major label in 1994. An album was recorded for the label but it was never released, so Roberson returned to Howard University on a musical theater scholarship. After graduating, he came back to music in 2001 with the independently released album The Esoteric Movement. A year later he joinedDJ Jazzy Jeff’s A Touch of Jazz production company, kicking off the relationship with a guest shot on Jeff’s album The Magnificent. A songwriting deal with EMI Publishing found him working with the likes of Musiq (Soulchild) and Jill Scott; then in 2005 his second official solo album, The Appetizer, arrived. In 2007 …Left landed on Roberson’s own Blue Erro Soul imprint, with the album Music Fan First following two years later. Two tracks from the latter album would receive Grammy nominations, with “A Tale of Two” competing for Best Urban/Alternative Performance in 2010 and “Still” competing for the same award in 2011.

 Algebra Blessett

The career of Atlanta, Georgia R&B singer and songwriter Algebra Blessettbegan to take shape with background vocal credits on a pair of 1998 releases: the remix version of KP & Envyi’s “Swing My Way” (which appeared on the soundtrack of Can’t Hardly Wait) and Babydoll’s EastWest single “Don’t Wanna Lose Your Love.” Involvement with albums by India.Arie (Voyage to India), Debra Killings (Surrender), Miri Ben-Ari (The Hip-Hop Violinist), andEric Roberson (…Left) preceded Purpose, her debut album, released in February 2008 on the revitalized Kedar label. Supported with production input from Carvin & Ivan, Adonis Stropshire, and Bryan-Michael Cox, it peaked at number 56 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart. Work with Anthony David,Vivian Green, and Esperanza Spalding followed throughout 2012. She released her second album, Recovery, for eOne in January 2014.

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