"His songs celebrate human nature, and he uses humor and positivity to tell stories about the highs and lows of the terrestrial experience." - Music Mecca Blog
Pemberton Roach was raised in a circa-1729 stone farm house in Pennsylvania’s historic Brandywine Valley, with several formative years spent living on a dirt road in the Blue Ridge Mountains. His father operated a small AM country and bluegrass music radio station, where rock & roll pioneer Bill Haley once worked as a disk jockey.
Leaving home a month after his eighteenth birthday, Pemberton established a career as a musician-for-hire, performing around the world at venues ranging from soccer stadiums to hay wagons. After working with nearly 200 different artists and recording for several labels (including a short stint with Elektra) he began releasing music under his own name in 2020. His latest single "Anytime You Need Me" is a rollicking slice of power pop-infused roadhouse country featuring Jon Skibic (Fountains of Wayne, Afghan Whigs) on lead slide guitar.
Drawing upon a lifetime of unusually diverse musical and personal experiences, Pemberton’s finely-crafted, rootsy, and instantly catchy songs celebrate dignity and humor in the lonely moments of our shared human experience, as well as the joys of a life lived without boundaries.