About Eddie Oliver
Forest Park, GA
If you have never heard of Eddie Oliver, then you will hear of Eddie Oliver real soon. And if you have not witnessed this artist in action, then you should make it a point to do so real, real soon. It would be a treat indeed to catch Eddie Oliver spitting tales about urban life, love, and spirituality. His listeners love his smooth delivery and vocal expression, in addition to having a great respect for the topics and subject matters that he so eloquently chooses to tackle. Eddie is known for his range and may speak about anything from love, politics, racism, or religion as evident by his spoken word cd entitled POETIC SOUL : MIRROR IMAGES OF EDDIE OLIVER. The CD, POETIC SOUL, is laced with Hip-Hop, Jazz, and soulful rhythms and is exalted by many as a soulful masterpiece. His follow up cd entitled RAMBLIN : STREET CORNER SOUL is just as masterful. He is without question, one of the most influential, and up and coming spoken word artists of our time.
A native of Orlando, Florida, Eddie left home in 1999 to pursue his dreams of writing. While searching for more national exposure for his art form, he stumbled across the Atlanta poetry scene where he has strived and succeeded in earning the respect of being called one of the top spoken word artists in the country. He has captivated fans from all walks of life while performing at grand events throughout the country. Eddie has graced many, many stages with his smooth yet melodic, urban poetry. He has blessed audiences from The National Black Arts Festival, to the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, and everything in between. He has been featured on the television special POESY, and The Soul Lounge Groovenation Tour. Eddie has shared countless stages with a variety of soulful stars including Malcolm Jamal Warner, India.Arie, and Musiq Soulchild just to name a few. His song I Just Want to Live was featured on the cd compilation FUSION : A BLEND of POETRY and MUSIC distributed by Malaco through Genesis Poets Music Inc.
Eddie is also a rising star on the theatrical scene. He has played the lead role in the hit Gospel stage play Daddy If You Only Knew, A Dance of Fatherhood, and Diante’s Hell where his melodic urban poetry was featured. His poetry has also been on display in Rolling Out Magazine, The Creative Loafing, and The Orlando Times. Feature articles have been written about this new age, renaissance artist in Profound Word Magazine, The Poetry Papers, and Music 2 Showcase Magazine. And this is only the beginning. Now that his first poetry book entitled REFLECTIONS; has been released Eddie aspires to someday be catapulted amongst the poetry elite along side his idol, the great Mr. Langston Hughes. For more info please feel free to visit www.eddieoliver.com