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"Country-Neo-Pop with a delicious folky-flair."


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Virginia Prater

Phone: 865-300-2107


Nick Walters

Phone: 757-749-4248

About Roberta Lea

With a voice like cinnamon and a pen like butter, Roberta Lea is ready to give the world a taste of what she's made of. She ended 2022 by shattering her Kickstarter goal for her debut album, garnering support from global superstars Allison Russell and Brandi Carlile. 

 Fellow artists have called her 757’s best kept secret and have described her sound as "country-neo-pop" referencing the range of influences to her style; from Tina Turner and Bill Withers to Shania Twain and Sade and everything in between. She’s been honored with multiple nominations at her local Veer Music Awards Show, taking home the most coveted award of all: Song of the Year for her single “Sweet Baby Ray”. 

She's been featured in major publications such as The Boot, NPR, the Virginian Pilot and the Nashville Scene receiving praise for her ability to “score hits with her catchy, textured and beautifully sung originals.” (Charles Huges, Country Music Almanac, 2023)

As a Virginian, Roberta Lea follows a long list of iconic artists and hitmakers. From classics like Ella Fitzgerald and Patsy Cline, to icons like Pharrel, Timberland, and Missy Elliot, legends like The Dave Matthews Band and Pat Benatar, to modern day rising stars like Old Dominion and Morgan Wade. As a songwriter and an artist, she’s in great company and confident that she's next.

Roberta Lea at the Basement East
CMT's Next Women of Country
Roberta Lea
Roberta Lea at Slowdive
Roberta Lea at Exit Inn


"Roberta Lea, set to release her debut full-length, has the potential to not only be a crucial voice in the ongoing Black country renaissance, but also to score hits with her catchy, textured and beautifully sung originals. Lea is one of the many artists in the Black Opry community who sound equally at home in both mainstream and Americana formats, and demonstrate the slippery and incomplete distinctions between them." — Charles Hughes The Nashville Scene Country Music Almanac 2023


Artist To Watch: Roberta Lea Breaks Out of the 757 


Roberta Lea Cheers Black Opry Nurturing.


Roberta Lea is Too Much of a Woman and We Love It!


Country Music Almanac: 2022 Artists to Watch


Roberta Lea: I Am Hampton Roads


Podcast Interview

Upcoming Releases

On March 24th, the first single from Roberta's highly anticipated debut album "Too Much of a Woman" will be released on all digital platforms. Click the link below to see the press release.

Her debut album "Too Much of a Woman" will be released Fall of 2023. Preview top tracks below.


  • Color Me Country Grant Recipient

  • CMT's Next Women of Country Inductee Class of 2023

  • Member of the Black Opry

  • Guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show

  • Winner of Song of the Year Award "Sweet Baby Ray"

  • Fully-funded Kickstarter for debut album over 22k


Past Performances

Future Performances

  • Exit Inn, Nashville | TN

  • Waters Edge Winery | Houston, TX

  • Dollywood Park | Pigeon Forge, TN

  • Slow Dive | Norfolk, VA

  • Veer Music Awards | Hampton, VA

  • City Winery Tour | Multi-City

  • Arden Concert Gild | Arden, DE

  • Zeider's American Dream Theater | Virginia Beach, VA

  • Neighborhood Theatre | Charlotte, NC

  • Grey Eagle Music Hall | Asheville, NC

  • Headliner's Music Hall | Louisville, KY

  • Standard Deluxe | Waverly, AL

  • 3TEN Austin City Limits Live | Austin, TX

  • Woodsongs Old Time Radio | Lexington, KY

  • The Golden Pony | Harrisonburg, VA

  • The Kelly Clarkson Show | Los Angeles

  • The Tennessee Theatre | Knoxville, TN

  • CMA Fest | Nashville, TN

  • Higher Ground | Burlington, VT

  • Cafe Lena | Saratoga Springs, NY

  • Caramoor Roots Fest | New York, NY

  • Levitt Amp Festival | Utica, NY

  • Nature Park Amphiteather | Apex, NC

  • Aloft Hotel | Chesapeake, VA

  • Smartmouth Brewery | Norfolk/Virginia Beach, VA

  • Park Theater | Glenn Falls, NY

  • Joe's Pub | New York, NY

  • Lebanon Opera House | Lebanon, NH

  • Levon Helm Studios | Woodstock, NY

  • The Hamilton | Washington D.C.

  • Park City Music Hall | Bridgeport, CT

  • Avalon Theater | Easton, MD

  • Memorial Hall | Cincinnati, OH

  • No Covers Showcase | Norfolk, VA

  • The Divide | San Antonio, TX

  • 30A Songwriter Fest | Santa Rosa Beach, FL

  • Milton Theatre | Milton, DE

  • Roswell Cultural Arts Center | Roswell, GA

  • Veer Music Awards | Hampton, VA

  • Boxyard RTP | Raleigh, NC

  • Red Clay Music Foundry | Duluth, GA

  • Jack of the Wood | Asheville, NC

  • MOTR PUB | Cincinnati, OH

  • Six Strings Concerts | Columbus, OH

  • The Basement | Nashville, TN

  • Union Theater | Fayetteville, AK

  • Carnegie Hall | Lewisburg, WV

  • Newport News Marathon | Newport News, VA

  • 1857 Hotel | Paducah, KY

  • The Green Room | Memphis

  • Columbia Arts Fest | Columbia, MD

  • Spirit Weavers | Cave Junction, OR

  • Folk Fest | Winnipeg, CN

  • Hermitage Museum | Norfolk, VA

Style and Dynamics

Roberta Lea possess a range of sound and style that can reach a spectrum of listeners. Described as "country-neo-pop with a delicious folky-flair", she's intentional about creating music that can reach the heart of any fan. 

A former teacher, she likens her approach to teaching a class of young students. Her pop-radio friendly singles "Too Much of a Woman" and "Ghetto Country Streets" are like a classroom warm-up to get the crowd quickly engaged with her music. She then uses that connection to draw the audience into the depths of unique stories with powerful lessons found in songs like "Uniform" and "Dinner, Sunset, Nina Simone".

From classic writers' rounds to urban open mics, Lea knows no limits to the kind of fans she can reach. 


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