Lil' John Roberts

Lil John Roberts: The Space Between The Heartbeat

To say that John “Lil John” Roberts is a hot commodity in the R&B and jazz drumming world, is like saying that water is wet.  Roberts has backed up an eclectic range of artists, but now, it’s his turn to shine, with his new release, The Heartbeat.  Roberts has the …


Show Review: Mint Condition Live at B.B. King’s in New York

Comedian Sinbad once referred to Mint Condition as “the last Black band” left. Like all things said in jest, there’s an unfortunate truth to that assertion. The quintet from Minnesota is a lingering holdover from the days when black show bands dominated the radio; Cameo, Earth, Wind and Fire, Parliament, …