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Roger Salloom Band

Northampton, Massachusetts, United States | INDIE

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“Superb” Rolling Stone Magazine

“...The writing talent of Dylan or Guthrie... musical genius...hilarious and tragic, kindhearted and careless, all the complexities of a real human being.” IMDb

Roger Salloom’s voice quickly suggests a comparison to early Bob Dylan, but it’s this vet’s penchant for telling a great story that puts him in the same category. Time Out New York

Ironically, as the music industry that shunned Salloom has collapsed, his star has been modestly rising in recent years.Noah Schaffer, Worcester Magazine

“A hybrid of Dylan and McCartney” Kevin Matthews, Fufkin.com

“He is still writing tunes which worm into your heart.” Boston-Worcester Phoenix

“His voice is the most extraordinary thing” Kristy Eldredge, GloriousNoise.com

“ranks among the masters of singer/songwriters, becoming known for being unknown.” The Maine Switch,Portland,ME

“Effortlessly Charming Performer”………….. Portland (Maine) Phoenix

"That Salloom deserves stardom (after hearing him, you'll see what I mean) makes the story all that more compelling and poignant." The Cape Cod Times, Tim Miller

“Salloom's voice makes one imagine what Paul McCartney might have sounded like today if he hadn't met up with John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr.”
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Reviews for the cd, Last Call:

There are countless famous story tellers in American history. If Salloom keeps this up, he'll easily find himself among them.
Abbey K. Davis – MuzikReviews.com

About the cd Last Call “….gems here, every inch of this release a pleasure. The real category for what Salloom is doing isn't easy to fully place. ….sorrowful happiness, memories can bring, human beings being so capable of holding emotional contradictions simultaneously, but, man o man, is the Golden Era ever alive and well in his work!

Be prepared to be captivated. Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange by Mark S. Tucker

..once you start really tuning into the lyrics, a deeper story is revealed… an almost existential perspective on life; "The best thing I do is nothing, and I'm doing that the best I can," he observes on that song, somehow making it sound like the wisest life choice imaginable, and that little magic trick is just where Salloom's true gift seems to lie. All Music, J. Allen


“Compelling.” Jim Hynes, The Alternate Root and Elmore Magazine

“….this is the off beat winner you’ve been on the look out for a while.”
Chris Spector, Midwest Record,Chicago, Il 10/26/09

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Discography

1968-Salloom Sinclair and the Mother Bear-Chess Records
1970-Salloom Sinclair-Chess Records
1983-Would you Like to Meet Someone?-Yellow Plum Records
2004-Eventually-Florence Records
2008-La Te Da-Florence Records
2009-Last Call-Florence Records

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Riding high after the successful La Te Da (Florence 2008), Roger Salloom has returned with another collection of poignant, life infused songs that touch on everything from infidelity to mortality. As he did on La Te Da (feat: Eilen Jewell, Grayson Capps, Charles Neville), Last Call finds Roger teaming up with vocalists Bekka Bramlett and Kathy Chiavola and the brilliant instrumentalist Charles Neville to create another set of radio ready Americana / AAA classics.

“...he has an impeccable sense of timing and rhythm and his music is incredibly infectious...superb...” - Rolling Stone - The Northampton, MA based singer / songwriter, once a ‘coffee-house’ folk contemporary of Bob Dylan and Pete Seeger, is writing some of the best music of a career that has spanned four decades. A career, that incidentally, has been documented in the award winning film “So Glad I Made It, The Saga of Roger Salloom, Americas Best Unknown Songwriter,” by the acclaimed filmmaker Chris Sauter. A career that has seen Roger Salloom share the stage with such luminaries as The Band, John Prine, Jonathan Edwards, Jerry Jeff Walker, The BoDeans, Joan Armatrading, Van Morrison, Santana, Doc Watson and Leon Russell. When Chess Records executive, Marshall Chess, sought to broaden the labels blues roster and R&B base, they found their entry into the psychedelic scene by signing Salloom, Sinclair and Mother Bear in 1967.

“...Roger Salloom’s voice quickly suggests a comparison to early Bob Dylan, but it’s this vet’s penchant for telling a great story that puts him in the same category...” - Time Out New York - "…About this thing we call music, I feel the listener is exactly, completely and totally as important to the art form we call music as the music maker, no more, no less. I would like to think that my music should be listened to because it is compelling in some way,” Roger Salloom adds. Last Call was co-produced by Roger and the talented Mark Alan Miller and features 11 original tracks. Two new videos for the tracks, ‘O Nello’, and ‘If This Is It I’m Ready’ will accompany the release. Videos from La Te Da for the tracks ‘La Te Da,’ and ‘Tappin’ That Thing’ have garnered close to 150,000 downloads and have all had video chart success on the influential YALLWIRE Video Charts. With Last Call, Roger Salloom is poised to make the leap from one of America’s best unknown songwriters to simply one of America’s best songwriters.