- Slide king Roy Rogers hits Harrahs
- Slide guitar great Roy Rogers will bring his unmistakable style to South Lake Tahoe this weekend, playing Harrahâ€™s South Shore Room Saturday night.
Roy Rogers has been a blues man almost as long as he can remember. Born in Redding, Calif., in 1950, Rogers became immersed in the genre at a young age, finding blues roots in the developing folk and rock music scenes. [Read More...]
- NPR's Morning Edition Host Bob Edwards Interviews Roy Rogers
- Thought you all might enjoy this NPR interview of Roy Rogers - who happened to be in the studio with Rolling Stone's keybordist Chuck Leavell
at NPR in D.C. years ago - a great exchange and a really fun interview by the great journalist and music fan Bob Edwards in 2002. Enjoy!
- Ray Manzarek (The Doors) & Roy Rogers: An Evening of Music & Rock & Roll Tales
- Concert impresario Bill Graham would be proud of this one. Swell Productions is psyched to announce for one night only: Ray Manzarek (The Doors) & Roy Rogers: An Evening of Music & Rock & Roll Tales. Sacramento's acclaimed new duo, Electropoetic Coffee (guitarist Ross Hammond and poet/singer NSAA) will open the night.
The legendary co-founder of The Doors, keyboardist and member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Ray Manzarek and the critically acclaimed slide/blues guitarist Roy Rogers have put their artistic minds together and created a captivating new concert experience.
The much emulated keyboard technique of Ray Manzarek and Roy Rogers' solid guitar work carry the day. Amazing new takes on Doors classics like "The Crystal Ship" and "Riders On The Storm", as well as other blues/jazz/classical tracks define the level of musicianship that each of these award winning composers/producers/performers display. Not foreign to the classics, the two visit Eric Satie's "Gnossienne No. 1." Roy is one of the genre's premier slide guitarists, a two time Grammy Award Nominee, and well known for his exciting live performances with John Lee Hooker, Norton Buffalo, and The Delta Rhythm Kings.
What was Jim Morrison really like? The charismatic story-telling Manzarek will share his personal insights and rock n' roll tales as a unique part of this concert! There will be a mic in the aisle for audience questions. A very special evening of music and spoken word.
- New direction for slide guitarist Roy Rogers - Marin Independent-Journal
- New direction for slide guitarist Roy Rogers - Marin Independent-Journal Blues musician Roy Rogers, who once lived in Novato and has garnered critical acclaim for his work with the slide guitar, found rich material in his life ...and more [Read More...]
- Roy Rogers: Slide Guitarist Extraordinaire
Roy Rogers has been playing the blues for over 30 years. Known as one of the leading slide guitarists in the world as well as for producing records for John Lee Hooker and Ramblinâ€™ Jack Elliott, Rogers is the epitome of the modern traveling blues musician, playing gigs big and small throughout the world. Recently, he released "Split Decision," which he describes has having a bit more â€śedgeâ€ť than his previous recordings. [Read More...]
- Roy Rogers Wins Players' Choice Award from Acoustic Guitar Magazine
ANNOUNCING THE 2008 WINNERS!
Thousands of guitarists voted in the Acoustic Guitar 2008 Players' Choice Awards, and here are the winning companies, players, and products. The Players' Choice Awards are the way you, the players, tell the world which guitars, accessories, instruction resources, and amplification and recording gear are making your musical lives richer and more enjoyable. And this year, you also chose your favorite guitarists in all styles. Check out this yearâ€™s winners right here! [Read More...]
- Roy Rogers Digs In to Gibson ES-137
- Legendary Slide Guitarist Roy Rogers digging on the Gibson ES-137 during a break from recording his new album at Studio D in Sausalito, Calif., on Monday, Dec, 1. Roy loved adding the Memphis guitar to his sound for the new project.
Roy's last CD was with Ray Manzarek of the Doors. He has recorded with John Lee Hooker, Keith Richards and Bonnie Raitt to name a few and USA Today says, "Pundits who bemoan the scarcity of guitar gods haven't laid ears on Roy Rogers, whose slide riffs could peel a crawfish."
Photo Credit: Pat Johnson
- Roy Rogers the latest, greatest slide guitarist
- "Everybody is looking for something that rings true to them," said Rogers, who performs with Perkins on Nov. 14 at the Crystal Bay Casino. "In my case, I couldn't get enough of Elmore James and Muddy Waters. (Howlin') Wolf, too. His early stuff had that slide."
- Roy Rogers & Phil Aaberg Headline Blues & Brews Festival
- Bay Area bluesman Roy Rogers joins with longtime musical ally Philip Aaberg once again for the 13th annual Blues and Brews fundraiser tonight. The 49th Street Blues Project opens the show.
Rogers last appeared at Blues and Brews with pianist Aaberg in 2000 with a rhythm section assembled by Aaberg. This time around, Rogers brings his touring band, the Delta Rhythm Kings: Steve Ehrmann on bass and Billy Lee Lewis on drums and percussion.
"When you use your own players ... you have a whole different subtlety and dynamic that come out through the music," Rogers explained in a phone interview. "It gives you the opportunity to take it to higher ground." [Read More...]
- The Sultan of Slide
- It's rare that The Entertainer spills over on to the Opinion page. Rarer still when it involves a debate about a musician's identity, or whether he's even still alive.
That's just what happened last week, when a reader wrote in to ask if the Box Office listing for Roy Rogers' upcoming performance wasn't some kind of typo. Hadn't the singing cowboy been dead for a number of years now?
My response was simple: That I would gladly pay money to see the original Roy Rogers raised from the dead. Either fortunately or unfortunately, depending on how macabre you are, that wasn't what the Box Office listing was referring to.
No, slide guitar master Roy Rogers, who's a mere 58 years of age, is actually the one playing at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, at Tyee Wine Cellars south of Corvallis. And though Rogers lives in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California, the Internet delivered our Opinion page conversation to his door, prompting his own response, as well as responses from several of his local fans. [Read More...]