Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Island Dogs Featured Artist: Tony Roberts

Tony Roberts
Tony Roberts' unique sound is best described as "islandreggaebluesgospel". And he couldn't have found a better home for his music than Mile 0.

A troubadour in the truest sense, Tony has toured the U.S., Canada, and Europe. He's lived and played in Key West, London, Vancouver, and his hometown of Boston, Massachusetts, where he started out at Berklee College of Music as a songwriting major.

Tony's lyrics are confessional, visual and inspirational, from the intensely emotional, to rhythms that you just can't help but move to. He has written, recorded and released 10 albums on his own record label, Broken River Records.

In 2009, Tony's song, Rise, was used by the New York Yankees as a theme for their Hope Week campaign. In 2010, his song, Love Songs and Melodies, was used on the Current TV Network and various television networks in Korea and South America.

His latest album, The Long Lost Ocean Blues, produced and recorded by Tony and released in December 2009, features musicians from Key West, Nashville, and Boston.

Right now, Tony is working on the soundtrack and production for Welcome to Today, a Barbados-based surf video due to be released in 2011. Check out the trailer.

Tony lives and performs regularly in Key West, Fla.

Tony Roberts performs tonight at Island Dogs at 7 p.m. Catch him again in April on-stage at The Dog on April 12, 19, and 26. All performances at 7 p.m.

To contact Roberts for booking or to give him a pat on the musical back, shoot him an e-mail at tmindflow@aim.com. He'd love to hear from you!

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