Jason Roberts (guitarist)

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Jason Abraham Roberts
Birth nameJason Abraham Roberts
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Years active1997–present
Associated acts

Jason Abraham Roberts is the professional name of American musician and producer Jason Roberts.[1][2][3] Roberts is best known for his collaborations with Norah Jones,[4][5][6][7] Hymns,[8] Ben Kweller,[9] and The Candles.[10]

Musical career[edit]

2004–2007: Ben Kweller[edit]

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 to play guitar and piano on the tour.[9] Roberts toured again with Kweller in 2006 in support of Ben Kweller (2006).[11]

2006–2010: Hymns[edit]

In the fall of 2006, Roberts formed Hymns with Brian Harding, Matt Shaw, and Tony Kent. The band would later release the album Brother/Sister. This record was critically acclaimed by Spin Magazine[8] and MTV News.[12] Following the release, the band toured with Ben Kweller, The Lemonheads, Butch Walker and Daniel Johnston, and later released the albums Travel in Herds (2008) and Appaloosa (2009).

Roberts and the other members of Hymns were Daniel Johnston's backing band for several tours as well as a 2014 show at the Hollywood Bowl.[13][14]

2010–Present: The Candles[edit]

Roberts is a member of The Candles.[15] The band has toured several times with The Lemonheads, acted as Evan Dando's backing band, and opened for Norah Jones on her Daybreaks World Tour.[16][17][18]

2012–Present: Norah Jones[edit]

Roberts is the lead guitarist in Norah Jones' band. He toured extensively with her during the 2012-2013 Little Broken Hearts Tour [19][20] and in 2016-2017 for the Daybreaks World Tour. Roberts has appeared live with Jones on television and radio programs including Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,[21] Later... with Jools Holland,[22] Austin City Limits,[23] and the Late Show with David Letterman.[24][25]

Other notable appearances[edit]

In August 2012, Roberts performed with Phil Lesh (Grateful Dead), Bob Weir (Grateful Dead), and Mike Gordon (Phish) at Jerry Garcia's 70th birthday party.[4] The Move Me Brightly event was held at TRI Studios.[26]

In August 2012, Roberts performed with Bob Weir at the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival.[2]

In January 2013, Roberts performed with Jon Fishman (Phish) at the 'Long May You Run' Benefit Concert in Washington DC.[27]

Between February and April 2018, Roberts toured with Jonathan Wilson in the US and Europe.

Discography[edit]

Year Artist Name Release Details
2002

The Port Huron Statement

2006

Domino

2006

Hymns

2007

Sputnik

2007

Hymns

2010

Hymns

2010

Anthony D'Amato

2012

Pretty Good Dance Moves

2012

Phenomenal Handclap Band & Peaches

2013

The Candles

2013

Bing Ji Ling

2014

Beck

2014

Lucy Arnell

2014

Ex Cops

2015

Alberta Cross

2015

Lucy Arnell

2016

Norah Jones

  • Album: Norah Jones: Day Breaks (Target Exclusive)
  • Genre: Jazz
  • Roberts Credits: Guitar[47][48]
2016

The Candles

2016

George Fest

2016

Jenny O.

2017

Blond Ambition

References[edit]

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