Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Doria Roberts House Concert on Friday, Nov. 9

Doria Roberts returns to Baltimore for another great house concert at Holden's Lair! The show is Friday, Nov. 9 at 8pm. Come see an artist whose music has been described as "a delicious, almost indescribable but most definitely bohemian blend of folk, rock, R&B, and jazz."

When: Friday, Nov. 9 @ 8pm
Where: 3208 Dudley Ave., Holden's Lair House Concerts
Cost: $10 (all cost goes to artist)

An internationally touring artist, Ms. Roberts has carved an eclectic career that has seen her perform at Lilith Fair, share the stage with diverse artists as Alice Walker, Odetta, John Mayer, and the Indigo Girls, and headline Gay Pride events around the continent.Roberts' performances are effortless and seamless melds of her diverse musical heritage into a solid set of provocative musings on life and love and everything that happens in between.

Press Quotes:

"A searing sunset performance of intense, incendiary and eloquently literate folk and soul from one of Atlanta's busiest and brightest artists. While also internationally known as an activist and educator, Roberts' finest work is her intimate yet communal rapport with -- and command of -- an audience." (Creative Loafing - Atlanta)
<>"Roberts grafts the whip smart elocution of Ani DiFranco to the soul of Lauryn Hill". (Atlanta Journal Constitution)

"To see Doria Roberts on stage is to love her and to love her, if you are a straight male, is to walk away brokenhearted. The lady has chops and her live show, a spicy blend of passion, bohemian folk and jazz, will make you feel like you've been ridden hard and put away wet. She's angry, she's black, she's beautiful, she's smart, she swears a lot, she's sexy as hell, she plays guitar, she's intense, she's a lesbian and she's a killer lyricist." (Hippo Press - Weekend Arts Feature - Manchester, NH)

"No ordinary folkie, Roberts street wise sass and skilled but unpretentious guitar prowess immediately puts her step above the rest". (Creative Loafing Charlotte, NC)
Check out
http://holdenslair.blogspot.com for more information on the show, plus
lots of photos from previous shows. Also, check out Doria Roberts' website at http://www.doriaroberts.com or her myspace page at

Holden's Lair is a house
concert venue doing monthly (not quite that often anymore) shows since
May of 2002 in Baltimore, MD. In all, we've put on about 30 shows, and
get about 20-25 people to each one to see a great live music show.

If you've never been to a House concert at Holden's Lair, they are a
laid back affair. Everyone usually brings a dish to pass and everyone
chats in between the breaks. If we know you're coming, we often wait
until you get here until we begin. The artist mingles with the fans,
signing CDs and schmoozing. A box is passed around and the money is
collected, and all of it goes to the performer. Children are welcome,
and don't be surprised if a friendly cat jumps in your lap or starts
mewing to the music, or if a slightly overweight dog(s) gives you sad
eyes, hoping for a treat off your plate.

If you have allergies to dogs and cats, please Allegra or Claritin. Two cats and two dogs are all over the place here.

A few rules:
Please RSVP by e-mailing before the show so I know the number to expect.
Please try to get here before the performer begins
Please bring food or drink to pass

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