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Roy Rogers

Background information
Born July 28, 1950 (1950-07-28) (age 59)
Redding, California, United States
Genres Rock, blues, blues-rock
Occupations Musician, record producer
Instruments Guitar, vocals
Associated acts John Lee Hooker's Coast to Coast Band, The Delta Rhythm Kings
Website Official website

Roy Rogers (born July 28, 1950, Redding, California) is an American slide guitarist and record producer. He was named after the singing cowboy, Roy Rogers.[1] Rogers plays a variety of guitar styles related to the Delta blues, but is most often recognized for his slide work.[2]

In the 1980s Rogers was a member of John Lee Hooker's Coast to Coast Band. Rogers produced and/or played on several of Hooker's best-known albums, including Boom Boom, Mr. Lucky, and the Grammy winning effort, The Healer.

Rogers has worked as a sideman for a diverse spectrum of artists including Linda Ronstadt, Sammy Hagar, Bonnie Raitt, Zucchero, John Gorka and Ramblin' Jack Elliott. Since 1980, Rogers has also fronted his own trio, The Delta Rhythm Kings.[1] In 2003, Roger's own Slideways reached number 3 on Billboard's chart for "Top Blues Albums."

Rogers has a brawny way with a lyric, and his command of slide styles is as extensive as anyone's.[3]



  • Rogers And Burgin: A Foot In The Door (1976 Waterhouse Records)
  • Chops Not Chaps (1986, Blind Pig Records)
  • Slidewinder (1988, Blind Pig Records)
  • Blues on the Range (1989, Blind Pig Records)
  • R&B (1991, Blind Pig Records)
  • Slidewinder (1992, Blind Pig Records)
  • Travellin' tracks (1992, Blind Pig Records)
  • Slide of Hand (1993, Liberty)
  • Slide Zone (1994, Capitol)
  • Rhythm & Groove (1996, Pointblank)
  • Pleasure & Pain (1998, Pointblank)
  • Everybody's Angel (1999, Roshan)
  • Slideways (2002, Evidence)
  • Roots of Our Nature (2002, Blind Pig Records)
  • Live! At The Sierra Nevada Brewery Big Room (2004, Chops Not Chaps)
  • The Best of Two (2007, Chops Not Chaps)
  • Ballads Before The Rain (2008, Friday Music)
  • Split Decision (2009, Blind Pig Records)

See also

External links


  1. ^ a b Jeff Kaliss, "Rhythm royalty: Guitarist Roy Rogers and the Delta Rhythm Kings celebrate 25 years of the blues", San Francisco Chronicle, March 18, 2005
  2. ^ "Biography: Roy Rogers", Allmusic (accessed March 22, 2007)
  3. ^ Russell, Tony (1997). The Blues - From Robert Johnson to Robert Cray. Dubai: Carlton Books Limited. pp. 161–63. ISBN 1-85868-255-X.  


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