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Back Home

by Roderick Newport

Roderick Newport appears with his first debut album entitled Back Home. With haunting vocals and catchy lyrics this album is great for any mood.
Genre: Rock: Modern Rock
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1. Take From You
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2. Spinning Around The Sun
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3. Back Home
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4. Open Your Eyes
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5. Drip Away
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6. Faces
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Roderick Newport started his interest in music at an early age. He grew up in the burbs of Cincinnati Ohio but spent most of his childhood years visiting his grandparents in Tennessee. He remembers listening to his dad, uncle and grandpa playing bluegrass and country late into the night while other family members would sing and play along. He was recalled to say later, that some of those nights he would swear the crickets and other mountain creatures would chime in with a harmony of their own.
What caught his ear most of all was the lonesome cry of his grandpa’s fiddle. “Man he could make that thing sing” Roderick would say. So at a very young age Roderick began taking violin at school where he would play most of his school years in the schools’ orchestra.
During his preteen years Roderick also became interested in guitar. “I don’t really remember ever learning the guitar” Roderick would say, “Just seems like I always knew how to play the basics”. During these years he would play in church with his dad and other family members. This is where he first met Paul Thompson who showed him a two fingered picking style that Roderick still uses to this day.
As most teenagers do, Roderick discovered rock-n-roll. He loved Elvis and Kiss and soon wanted to try his hand at rock guitar. “With my country roots it was hard for me to play that rock style, but I had to learn.” He kept playing in church through most of his teen years and even played in a southern gospel band The Wesley Family Singers. He played this way until he was about 19.
Roderick soon started searching for a new direction he wanted to play in a rock band but wasn’t sure where to start, he found his answer in the newspaper wanted section where a Ken Rosario was looking to form a new band. Roderick soon paired with Ken and began Teezer. Here he was able to play all of those great rock songs he had heard growing up but also started writing his own songs. Now the boys were ready to rock accept right before their debut gig they had heard there was another band called Teezer in town , so they changed there name to Trick Or Treat. Roderick played successfully with Trick Or Treat for many years, playing headliners and opening for major acts.
After Trick Or Treat had run its course, Roderick soon found himself without any gigs so he began playing in local VFW halls and American Legions with Mike Woo and the Vibrations, here he would play for a couple of years keeping up on his chops.
At this point “young country” was becoming big. Roderick knew that he could make something of it. So he called up his partner from Trick Or Treat, Ken and began Due South. Roderick played in Due South for several years until once again he needed another gig. He then teamed up with The Hollow, and was very successful with a song on the international charts and opening for major country artists.
Roderick soon met Dennis Conover who owned a recording studio in downtown Cincinnati. Dennis had heard Roderick singing backups and encouraged him to come down and record some lead vocal tracks. “Know one ever encouraged me to sing lead before” Roderick once said. Soon Roderick and Dennis along with their friend and drummer Greg Skinner formed Mister Wilson. Roderick played this way until about 2004 when he decided to call it quits for awhile.
It didn’t take long for Roderick to get tired of not playing so he started recording, playing all the instruments himself and doing all of the vocals, remembering all of the styles he had learned in the past, from his dad’s great singing voice to his grandpa’s fiddle, the rock-n-roll he loved as a kid and the recording techniques he had learned from his friend Dennis. Roderick soon had a group of songs he was pleased with, and with a little help from his friend Kyle Caldwell who played bass on two of his songs Roderick’s first debut album Back Home was here. From the hard rocking sounds of “Take From You” to the sometimes haunting vocals of “Faces” this new cd will be sure to take you “Back Home” no matter where you are from.



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Michael Allard

My best buddy rocks and he always has.
Of all the musicians I have known and worked with Roderick is unique. Roderick is a very naturally talented person that has a real gift of music. Roderick also is very skilled as a musician guitarist, vocalist, producer and arranger. Roderick also understands the importance of having a strong positive visual prescence on stage while in full performance mode. Fianally, Roderick is a total professional and always has been. For one musician to posses all of these traits and characteristics is rare indeed. When Roderick called me and asked me to join him on this effort to help out with guitars and back-up vocals I did not have to think twice. Can't wait to get out and play Roderick's great songs for all his fans out there. We will see ya'll out there. Keep the faith. Peace out. michael b

michelle ridgell

Keep On Rockin'
This album is awesome, and im not just saying that because he is my cousin!!! It is really good, and I have had the privilege of hearing this talented artist for many years at our Homecommings. I definately recommmend this to anyone who just loves music in general.

Uncle James

Hey Rod, these tunes are great, I tried to print this to send to Granny, didn't work, but I will try again. Wish you lots of luck with this.


My cuz rocks!!
Roderick..dude - these songs are awesome! I didn't know you could sing! I'm in Iraq right now for another 6 months but look forward to hookin up again one of these days to maybe jam some music like we did "Back Home" in Tennessee! Got a few tunes myself tracked but nothin anywhere as good as your stuff. Good luck and hope the songs break ya out so people can hear what a truly talented musician sounds like! Peace brother - Keith

Debbie Lischer

Full Album
Great Job a must have and if my last name sounds fimilar to you please email me back because my honey would love to hear form you.


Back Home
This album is a must have for your collection. Great music and lyrics. \"Back Home\" tells a great story of an artist\'s journey from beginning to present..

Bob Michaels

Morning DJ on
Spinning Around The Sun is one of our most requested new songs on ClassX, and a personal favorite. I just listened to the other 5 songs, and I like the variety of styles, great lyrics and vocals and excellent musicianship. I really liked Back Home. At a buck a song, this MP3 album is a real bargain!

Brian \"Biggin\" Noble

Lead Singer of The Renegades
The tracks sound great knowing Rod\'s musical career and Rod as a person says it all. This is a not so suprising great release. Kind of a Queensryche meets REM kinda sound. 80\'s influences with a writers twist of personal challenges and inspirations. In all, the tracks sound great and show just what type of a writer and musician Roderick Newport really is. Keep up the great work and good luck!
\"The Renegades\"

kym wilhite

great acoustics
I love the acoustical guitar and the vocals on this album. The lyrics are refreashing and pull you into your own place. I especially love the track back home! Great album to add to your collection for those who appreciate real talent.