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Eric Roberts Live at Snowmass Mountain Masterpieces Arts Fair

Guitarist Eric Roberts will be appearing live at the Snowmass Mountain Masterpieces Arts Fair to be held in Snowmass Village, Colorado, August 2, 2008 from 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and August 3, 2008 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. He will be performing a mixture of his original "jazzy, non-commercial new age" compositions from his debut CD, "In A Silent Place, " as well as Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Brazilian, Classical and Nuevo flamenco tunes.

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, Ralph Towner, Paul Winter, David Darling and the music of Brazil, 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.

Don Kimenker, founder of earBuzz.com, states, "Eric Roberts plays guitar with a sincerity and emotive technique that rivals the finest players we've heard." 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.

"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





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