Tubby Love / Eric Robertson / Liz Longley
Tubby Love and Eric Robertson come from very different musical roots grown in the same soul. The idea of a collaboration stemmed from their mutual appreciation for good songs without regard to style or genre. The duo is currently working on its debut album Animals to Angels, a soulful expression of man's coming to consciousness. Love has performed at the Life is Good Festival, Blackwater Music Festival, and with bands Spiritual Rez and Dub Apocalypse. Robertson took last semester off from Berklee to tour for the U.S. State Department in Southeast Asia with his Earth Stringband.
In the short time since her graduation from Berklee in 2009, singer-songwriter Liz Longley has assembled quite an impressive resume. While best known for her stop-you-in-your-tracks voice, Longley has quickly built a reputation as an accomplished songwriter, crafting intimately personal portraits through her music. Her ever-expanding fan base is not the only group to acknowledge her talent. In 2010 alone, she took home top prizes at some of the most prestigious songwriting competitions in the country: the BMI John Lennon Songwriting Scholarship Competition, the International Acoustic Music Awards, and the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest.
While Berklee and First Night have collaborated on New Year's concerts in prior years, New Year's Eve 2011 marks the first year that Berklee, 91.9 WUMB and First Night will work together on a concert broadcast.