The packed house of loyal fans enjoyed the vocal styling of the Rhytm and Blues, Neo-Soul crooner as well as his theatrical and comedic chops between tunes. Roberson, a graduate of Howard University, recalled walking pass the once dilapidated relic known as the "Theater of The People" in the 90's and hearing stories of many of his musical role models gracing the stage to their legacy and longed to perform on the same stage as greats like James Brown, The Jackson 5 and Sarah Vaughn. He said he had always wished the ruins would be rebuilt and was grateful to have his dream come true just a decade later in the newly renovated $29 million Shaw Community staple.
The show included performances of his classics like “Still,” “Can I Borrow You,” “Feelings,” “Mr. Nice Guy” and by audience requests “The Moon” and “Softest Lips.” Drummer, Eric “Rain Man” Gatson said playing for Roberson is like being on the football field listening for “audibles” or changes to the set lists, “I have to be quick on my toes.” says “Rain Man.”
After the show TheBobbyPen.com had the chance to talk to the husband, father of two, 8 albums and counting, Grammy nominated entertainer Eric Roberson to discuss life on the road, his latest efforts as part of Gospel group United Tenors created by Fred Hammond and his time in school in DC. Check out the video here.