MUSIC REVIEWS: Roger Salloom
Roger’s music appears on the 2006 Grammy Ballot in an uncommon 8
Categories….And in 2008 in 4 categories!
The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences in Grammy Magazine has recommended So Glad I Made It, the Saga of Roger Salloom, America’s Best Unknown Songwriters as one of the top 16 films in the last 5 years.
Roger “is... a superb story teller with a good sense of rhythm and a great sense of timing, and the music is incredibly infectious.” Rolling Stone Magazine
For every singer-songwriter that manages to flirt with the spotlight, there are too many who get lost in the madness we call rock \'n\' roll. Salloom has been described as \"America\'s best unknown songwriter\" and whilst many will dispute that claim, there\'s no denying that the man is a gifted artist in the folk-pop style and if you can imagine a hybrid of Dylan and McCartney, then you might come close to imagining the music of Roger Salloom.
Kevin Matthews, Fufkin.com
“He has this positive genius with words.”
Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University
“HE’S still writing tunes which worm into your heart.”
Indeed, the songs on his recent CD \"Eventually\'\' and on the soundtrack for \"So Glad I Made it\'\' can be haunting as well as catchy and instantly likable.
Richard Duckett, The Worcester Telegram and Gazette
His voice is the most extraordinary thing. It has something of Bob Dylan\'s rasp in it, but its warmer, with a richness all its own. His singing casts a spell – your attention is immediately riveted to its smooth, honeyed texture.
By Kristy Eldredge, GloriousNoise.com
Singer/songwriter Roger Salloom may be the definition of an underground superstar.
“...The writing talent of Dylan or Guthrie... musical genius...hilarious and tragic, kindhearted and careless, all the complexities of a real human being.
“The French call it je ne sais quoi -- that something special. An apt phrase to describe singer/songwriter Roger Salloom, whose humor and wit almost eclipse his talented musicianship. The slow songs…..are breathtaking.” Kendra Thurlow, The Valley Advocate
\"He has survived the whirlwind and treacherous whirlpool of the perilous, reckless times that devoured and spit out the empty shells of many young musicians. He made the right choices, placing family and his kids quality of life before his career, then drifted into self-imposed exile and obscurity....the burden of exceptional gifts and talent, deep sensitivity and constant self
questioning.\" \"His vocals on I\'m In Trouble Again could have put Roy Orbison to shame. He\'s a great singer songwriter you don\'t want to miss.\" David Brule, The Montague Reporter