Roy Rogers

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Den amerikanske slide-virtuos Roy Rogers har længe været et veletableret verdensnavn og har flere gange vundet prisen som "årets bedste bluesguitarist". Roy Rogers har udgivet 15 CD’er i eget navn og han har også fungeret som musiker/producer for bl.a. John Lee Hooker, Bonnie Raitt og Miles Davis og hundredevis andre.
Det hele startede i Californien, hvor han som 12 årig i 1962 han fik sin første guitar i hånden og hurtigt sugede til sig af de mange forskellige stilarter. Nu her, mange år senere spiller han en djævelsk blanding af Delta Ryt- hm‘n Blues. Gang på gang beviser Roy Rogers at han hører til i den absolutte verdensklasse, som for eksempel når San Francisco Chronicle skriver, at han "-...helt sikkert er blandt de allerbedste slide-guitarister der findes i øjeblikket".
Med sin helt egen "lyd" formår Roy Rogers at tryllebinde publikum over hele verden, hvor han har optrådt på de mest prestigefyldte scener. Faktisk siden starten af 80’erne har Rogers optrådt i Nord & Syd Amerika, Euro- pa, Australien, Mellemøsten og Kina.
RR har netop været på forside af Guitar Magazine, med sig egen episode i PBS "Music Gone Public" serien. Rogers har i 2015 udgivet albummet "Into the Wild Blue” det første album i fem år og anmelderne har haft svært ved at få armene ned og CD’en har allerede modtaget superlativer som..


"Many guitarists dabble in slide guitar, but the number of modern masters can probably be counted on one hand - Rogers is surely one of them..." -Guitar Player


“RR critically acclaimed release offers fresh blues tracks with hints of his jazz, funk, motown and rock n roll influences. The different slide textures on his latest instrumentals are out of this world“. - Conan O'brien show


"Rogers is an exceptionally articulate slide guitarist, either he's scorching Robert Johnson's 'Ramblin' Blues' or taking a lovely, lyrical journey... or rockin' it out. One of the rare guitar heroes who values feeling over flash." - Rolling Stone


"Pundits who bemoan the scarcity of guitar gods haven't laid ears on Roy Rogers, whose slide riffs could peel a crawfish." - USA Today


"A passionate recording by one of the best bottleneck blues men in the business, ‘Slideways’ answers a simple question: Who needs words when you can play like this?"~ The Santa Rosa Press Democrat


“...Considered by many to be the reigning master of the bottleneck slide guitar.” ~ Electronic Musician


"He absolutely shredded that crowd at New Orleans Jazz Fest) and me too, the guy is frightening!" ~ Bonnie Raitt


"All of Rogers' projects are ultimately about the unique style evolved by this visionary guitarist, a style that rea- ches through to the truths behind the music itself." ~ John Swenson, Offbeat


"A headliner in the making, sounds the way good bourbon tastes, smooth and with a kick..." ~ The London Times

"He's a natural born guitarist with a taste for slide... Hi accolade as the most innovative of the modern slide guitar masters." ~ VOX, London


"Rogers is both a sensational and a sensitive blues guitarist - certainly among the finest slide guitarists playing today. His wailing slide guitar sound and churning rhythms, when needed) mark him and his work as of the hig- hest caliber." ~ Phil Elwood, The San Francisco Chronicle

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