Sounds Like: Jakob Dylan, Elvis Costello, John Prine, Jules Shear, Lloyd Cole
Bio: Born in Jackson, Mississippi, Roper started learning guitar at age 12. The family moved to Dallas, Texas where he spent his teenage years. After college in Houston, he left for Arizona and lived there for many years, playing music with various bands and songwriters. He moved to Denver in 2000, w...See Full Bio
The Dorian show at the Larimer Lounge in Denver has been moved from Mon May 4 to Wed May 6. We go on at 8pm, followed by Scarecrow Revival.
"On his last effort, 2011's Misfit, Rob Roper more than proved that he had sharp songwriting skills and a knack for penning some pretty damn witty lyrics. There's more of that on the new The Other Side of Nowhere, but musically, this release is more of a stripped-down affair with primarily acoustic instruments, a setting that works quite well with Roper's writing, bringing his lyrics more to the forefront. Roper says he originally intended to make a duo album with violinist Paul Ermisch, with whom he's been performing as a two-piece for the past few years, but during the recording process, more players were brought in, including percussionist Daren Hahn. While Misfit might rock a bit more, The Other Side of Nowhere is equally engaging and potent."