Roger Salloom For news & info. Go to rogersalloom.com His music is on the 2006 Grammy Ballot in a very uncommon 8 categories! Grammy Magazine has chosen the documentary film about Roger as one of the top 16 must see music documentaries of the last five years. '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 As a performer, 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........... created a new CD masterpiece entitled 'Eventually' which combines the musical feeling of Paul McCartney, Jerry Garcia and The Byrds and songwriting amazingly simple and real.' Bruce Whitney, N. Adams Transcript His voice is the most extraordinary thing. It has something of Bob Dylan's rasp in it, but it's warmer, with a richness all it's own. His singing casts a spell - your attention is immediately riveted to it's smooth, honeyed texture. By Kristy Eldredge, GloriousNoise.com 'The first album by Salloom has to be one of the most important albums of the year.' Rob Baker, Chicago Tribune ......with an engaging delivery reminiscent of Steve Forbert, Keith Sykes and Loudon Wainwright III. Richard Harrington, The Washington Post There is a feature length documentary done by filmmaker, Chris Sautter, winner of the 2001 New York International Independent Film Festival for Best Political Documentary. The title is ''So Glad I Made It,' a film about Roger Salloom, America's Best Unknown Songwriter.' 'It's hard not to like him and his band, The Stragglers. A prince among the Valley's musicians.' John Stifler, Daily Hampshire Gazette 'The sensibility is sheer Salloom; puckish, insightful and wryly upbeat.' Worcester Magazine, Worcester, MA 'He has this positive genius with words.' Indiana Daily Student Indiana University 'HE'S still writing tunes which worm into your heart.' Brian Goslow, Boston-Worcester Phoenix Below are some excerpts from reviews of the newly released multiple award-winning documentary, So Glad I Made It, the Saga of Roger Salloom, America's Best Unknown Songwriter which, itself, is also on the 2006 Grammy Ballot: 'Phenomenal sound....the film is enveloping.' Dan Oppenheimer,The Valley Advocate 'It's the kind of film that you don't forget.' Brian Goslow,Worcester Magazine 'Sautter's film, ....uses genuineness and the unpredictability of cinema verite to explain not just why Salloom never played The Tonight Show but to capture something more profound. It is a portrait of the way creativity can both lighten and burden a soul. It confers a blessing on a generation for whom music was a deeply liberating force. His (Roger's) is an intimate world. Sautter tries to suggest in these images how much the songwriter values - and trusts - ordinary places and experiences. What lingers, after the credits roll, isn't disappointment. It is the warmth of Salloom's personality, the beauty of his music and smile and the wonder of a man who always knew what made him happy.' Larry Parnass, The Daily Hampshire Gazette ''The reason why some people value art is that it somehow speaks to the joy and struggle that is inherent in all of life. ''I found him to be extraordinarily open and honest in the course of this film, beyond what I expected,'' Chris Sautter, the filmmaker.