NYC: J. Holiday and Eric Roberson | Presented by SummerStage in Association with Globe Star Media and WBLS
Herbert Von King Park
670 Lafayette Ave
Laid-back Washington, D.C.-based R&B vocalist J. Holiday brings an unexpected edge to R&B music. He bears a street sensibility and bravado normally reserved for hip-hop but remains inspired by groups such as Boyz II Men and Jodeci. His first release, the hit single “Be with Me” was the prelude to the full-length debut album, Back of My Lac’ . The album became a major success due to singles like “Bed” and “Suffocate,” both of which topped the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. Holiday’s second album, the more romantic Round 2, shows audiences a softer side with tracks that are reminiscent of early 70’s soul.
Grammy nominated singer, songwriter and producer Eric Roberson’s music is relatable, allowing him to form personal connections with each of his listeners. Influenced by elements of multiple genres including soul, R&B, house, hip-hop, jazz and rock inhibits him from being confined or limited to any one genre of music. His music is personal, poetic, positive and progressive. All of these factors, paired with a humble, inspiring, and inviting spirit, has earned Roberson the love and respect of each of his fans one by one, over a career that has spanned seven independent releases to date including 2011’s Mr. Nice Guy.
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