Jason Roberts (guitarist)
February 10, 1982 |
Opelika, Alabama, U.S.
|Genres||Rock, folk rock, indie rock, country rock, psychedelic folk|
|Instruments||Guitar, bass guitar, piano, organ, tambourine, vocals|
|Associated acts||Hymns, Norah Jones, Ben Kweller, The Pierces, The Candles, Tracy Bonham, The Redwalls, Phenomenal Handclap Band, Daniel Johnston, Alberta Cross|
Roberts attended Appalachian State University with Hymns co-founder, Brian Harding.
2004–2007: Ben Kweller
Roberts met Ben Kweller at The Living Room shortly after relocating to New York City. Kweller was about to embark on the On My Way world tour and was searching for a new guitarist. Roberts quickly filled this role and played guitar and piano on the tour.
In the fall of 2006, Roberts formed Hymns with Brian Harding, Matt Shaw, and Tony Kent, and released the album Brother/Sister. This release was critically acclaimed by Spin Magazine and MTV News. Following the release, the band toured with Ben Kweller, The Lemonheads, Butch Walker and Daniel Johnston and released the albums Travel in Herds (2008) and Appaloosa (2009).
2010 – present: The Candles
2012 – present: Norah Jones
Roberts is currently touring with Norah Jones, in support of her 2012 release Little Broken Hearts. He is her lead guitarist and also contributes back-up vocals. In 2013, along with his bandmates from The Candles, Roberts joined Alberta Cross' live band.
Other Notable Appearances
- Brother/Sister (2006, Blackland Records)
- Travel in Herds (2008, Blackland Records)
- Appaloosa EP (2009, Blackland Records)
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