- Washington Blade November 2003
Note: There is an error in the article. The Interviews reported that I am biracial. This was an erroneous assumption on his part.
Articles & Reviews:
- "Philadelphia-bred, Atlanta-based singer songwriter DORIA ROBERTS' latest CD RADIO DORIA (Hurricane Doria Records) is a solid follow-up to 1999's critically lauded "Restoration." The 14 tracks of this 50-minute disc are filled with Roberts' often outspoken political views and compelling storytelling skills, accompanied by her own aggressive acoustic guitar work and a tight but subtle backing band comprised of bass guitar, drums, and violin."
-- Margaret Coble, Southern Voice
- "Not just lamenting, she lays down the truth via her lyrics in a creatively rebellious way. She's got a lot to get off her chest and packs a punch with every song. Is folk music boring? Not the brand being served up here; Doria Roberts is pioneering something you might call "fierce folk" Not in just lyrical content. The rhythm guitar in itself is driving, providing a perfect high performance vehicle to carry her message."
-- TC Krentz, Boston Girl Guide
- "Political activist, gay rights activist, women's rights activist, Doria Roberts keeps her plate full of issues. Radio Doria had to be released on her own Hurrican Doria lable because these are issues that keep the majors running. Atlanta should be proud she is a woman of menas. There is no question that these songs represent an important musical statement that will carry all of us through a ptentitally dark political landscape.
-- Roi Tamlin, Southeast Performer Magazine
- "Just a girl and her guitar can sometimes blast above the rowdiest rock. That's the case with Doria Roberts. Her lyrical wisdom and simple strums combine to make for one grooving gig. Roberts' music is both political and emotionally savvy. "
-- Curve Magazine
- "This talented, soulful singer and acoustic guitarist from Atlanta performed at Lilith Fair and regularly delivers a blend of Bhoemian pop infused with elemets of folk, jazz and rock around her hometown. Moody, breezy and infectious.
-- Flagpole Magazine
- "The songs on Radio Doria prove she is worthy of a large audience."
-- Jeff Clark, Stomp & Stammer
- "Doria Roberts plays a delicious almost indescribable acoustic based mix of folk, R&B and jazz. Singing it with sweet soul and a whole lotta class"
-- Hal Horowitz, Atlanta Press
- "Leading off your album with a track called "Perfect" is just begging for trouble. You can hear jaded music critics sneering, Perfect, huh? Well see about that." But Atlanta singer-songwriter Doria Roberts sophomore effort comes as close to flawless as a low budget indie can get. Roberts mesmerizing voice, which grafts the whip-smart elocution of Ani DiFranco to the soul of Lauryn Hill, draws you in. Her evocative mediations on love and hagning out, along with the warm production by longtime Atlanta folkie Dede Vogt, hold you. Just listen to the brawny cello countermelody on the title track or the sumptuous bass line on "Bluebird". If thats not perfection, I dont know what is." Review Grade: A-
--Doug Hamilton, Atlanta Journal Constitution
.a Tracy-Chapman-meets-Woody-Guthrie vibe that subtly packs a punch."
-- Gregory Nicoll, Creative Loafing
- "Hey, Roberts exudes more charisma than the wooden Chapman any day
All hail Queen Doria!"
-- Atlanta "Best & Worst" Issue
manages to combine traditional folk, urban sensibility and Ani DiFranco style activism without coming across too overwrought. And thats a tough thing to accomplish."
-- Elizabeth Elkins, ETC Magazine
- "Songs straight out of the personal diary served with style, presence and grace."
-- Jeff Clark for Creative Loafing