Motorco Music Hall in Durham was packed last night for the â€śThe Box Tourâ€ť featuring Eric Roberson and Algebra Blessett.Â The audience was very anxious to see two of the best artists of our time.Â Iâ€™m not the official judge on â€śreal musicâ€ť, but if I was Eric Roberson and Algebra Blessett would be the definition of it.Â
The goddess, Algebra Blessett arrived on stage in a beautiful Grecian inspired dress and braided updo hair style.Â Her look was breathtaking.Â
A native of Atlanta, GA, Blessett really exudes southern hospitality.Â Her show was engaging and honest.Â The audience was locked into her words, especially on the song â€śWriterâ€™s Block.â€ťÂ The song speaks to not allowing obstacles to prevent you from experiencing lifeâ€™s blessings.Â Blessett truly made an impact and the audience did not want her set to end.
The Eric Roberson Show was high voltage entertainment.Â The audience two-stepped and laughed the night away.Â Roberson is a powerful singer and songwriter, but after lastâ€™s night show I am convinced he could also have a career in comedy.Â Watch out Kevin Hart!
Robersonâ€™s performance was very interactive and everyone felt like a part of the show.Â Attendees were given the opportunity to write a song with the headliner.Â Using the words persnickety, titillate, pork chop, nymphomaniac, diabetes, and conundrum provided by the audience, Roberson began to freestyle.Â â€śShe made me feel like a superhero, Like Iâ€™ve been eating Wheaties, She has Â so much sugar, Now I got diabetesâ€¦â€ťÂ Come to the Eric Roberson Show and you too can be a star.
Roberson performed fan favorites such as â€śBorrowed Youâ€ť and â€śDealing.â€ťÂ With the audience singing every word, it was obvious Roberson has loyal fans that have consistently followed his 20 year career.Â New single â€śMark on Meâ€ť from Robersonâ€™s 10th album â€śThe Boxâ€ť to be released on August 12th, was inspired by the movie Boomerang.Â Living in a time where relationships are a daily topic, this track pulls on your heartstrings.Â
The Box Tour has seven dates left.Â I strongly encourage everyone to attend a show.Â Like I said before, both Roberson and Blessett are true artists, who perform real music.Â To be completely honest itâ€™s just a feel good show.Â I sang, laughed, and danced so much all I could think about at the end of the show was my bed.Â Thatâ€™s my kind of concert!Â Thank you, Art of Cool and Motorco Music Hall for hosting the show.Â
Donâ€™t forget to purchase â€śThe Boxâ€ť on August 12th.Â In case you missed it, checkout my interview from earlier this monthÂ with RobersonÂ here.
Blessettâ€™s album â€śRecoveryâ€ť is on sale now.Â Click here to purchase on iTunes.Â Â Â
Â Enjoy these snapshots from the concert.
Special thanks to the Natural Queens, TheÂ Knight Twins forÂ blessing my camera!Â
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