Justin Roberts began his music career as the founder member of Minneapolis modern-folk legends, Pimentos for Gus. He decided to “moonlight” as a Montessori preschool teacher, and it wasn’t long before Justin began writing and singing songs for his students. The kids inspired him to record a few of his songs and send them out to friends for Christmas. One of the recipients was Liam Davis, a music producer who suggested they record the tracks professionally. This brought forth the album ‘Great Big Sun’, released in 1997. Since then, he has released 13 family-oriented albums.
In 2014, Roberts composed a musical based on Hansel & Gretel, produced a cast recording of that show, and published his first picture book, ‘The Smallest Girl in the Smallest Grade’ (illustrated by Christian Robinson). In 2015, Roberts also created a theatrical concert experience entitled ‘The Mysterious Hat’ which debuted at the New Victory Theater in New York City.
- Justin Roberts (musician). Wikipedia, retrieved 10 October 2017.