SOURCE: MusicMagic Productions

July 02, 2008 09:00 ET

Eric Roberts & Friends Live at Kenny's Castaways Courtesy of www.digitalcafetour.com's Live 2.0 Independent's Day

DENVER, CO--(Marketwire - July 2, 2008) - Guitarist Eric Roberts will be appearing at Kenny's Castaways, 157 Bleecker Street, New York, NY on July 13, 2008 at 8:00 p.m. courtesy of www.digitalcafetour.com's Live 2.0 Independent's Day Virtual Festival. The show will be professionally audio & videotaped by the staff of www.digitalcafetour.com and eventually broadcast on their website and the internet. He will be joined by Grammy nominated bassist Paul Averginos along with percussionist John Marshall, guitarist Steve Waite and woodwind player Paul Butler.

A guitarist since the age of 13, Roberts has traveled far -- from Connecticut and New York to a small apartment in Geneva, Switzerland, and finally to Denver, Colorado -- to develop the unique global sound mixed with tremendous technical precision that permeates his debut CD, "In a Silent Place" featuring world renowned cellist David Darling. Counting among his personal influences Andres Segovia, Paul Winter, David Darling and Brazilian Bossa Nova music, Roberts, a self-proclaimed troubadour, writes music with a global goal of healing the soul and reaching out to people's hearts to spread peace and love.

Chris Specter of the 'Midwest Record Recap' calls him "simply a great player that knows how to craft a very special audio escape for overburdened ears." With such a diverse offering of songs, the album presents a plethora of sounds and emotions to the listener yet leaves ample room for personal interpretation. A. Canales from the 'Critical Review' writes: "For lovers of acoustic guitar, this is a must. The instrumental tracks make perfect backgrounds for reading, meditating, relaxing, and even for classy entertaining."

"In a Silent Place"

The range of tracks on "In a Silent Place" have received the following awards:

--  Track "Snow" Finalist in the "new age" category of the 2008
    Independent Music Awards
--  Track "Cella's Song" First Prize in the "instrumental" category of the
    2007 USA Songwriting Competition
--  Track "Snow" First Prize in the "open acoustic genre" category of the
    2007 International Acoustic Music Awards
--  Track "The River Runs" Finalist in the "new age" category of the 2005
    Independent Music Awards
--  Track "Cella's Song" #2 on Comcast cable's "Music Choice" channel on
    their "Soundscapes" program weekly Top 10
--  CD #1 and #3 in NAR's (newagereporter.com) Top 100 Radio Airplay for
    February & March, 2005
--  CD #8 overall in NAR's Top 100 Radio Airplay for 2005
--  CD Nominated in the "Best Instrumental Album - Acoustic" category in
    NAR's 2005 Lifestyle Music Awards
--  Track "The River Runs" Honorable Mention in the 2002 John Lennon
    Songwriting Contest
    

"In a Silent Place" (from MusicMagic Productions) is available for sale at www.cdbaby.com, www.amazon.com, www.guitar9.com, www.emusic.com, www.iTunes.com, www.newagemusic.com, and more.

It is also available for retailers from New Leaf Distribution (www.newleaf-dist.com) and Burnside Distribution (www.bdcdistribution.com) in the United States and from Gopher Productions, Inc. (www.gopherp.com) in Canada.

www.ericroberts.org

www.myspace.com/inasilentplace

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Brian Jude
    VP of Creative Affairs
    Digital Café Tour
    973-272-3860