BLUES / JAZZ / ROCK / AMERICANA-ROOTS / AMBIENT / JAM
FREE RANGE - LOCALLY GROWN - CAGE FREE INDIE - ORGANIC MUSIC
With deep roots in Rock, Reggae, Blues and Gospel, Roger is an Underground Guitarist Extraordinaire, Indie Musician, Roadie, Yard Man, Bus Driver, Dish Washer & DARN GOOD COOK.
Whether playing for an intimate gathering or in front of 60,000 the mission is the same... bringing the Message and Sounds of the Spirit to Earth.
Roger is among the a pioneers of electric guitar in worship, spiritual inprovisation and ambient music. Many eyebrows were raised and more than a few minds blown in the early days when he would roll his 'big gig rig' into churches. "Churches have come a long way ...I don't get told I have to 'TURN DOWN' before I start to play much anymore"
Since signing with indie/underground label 'rrrrrrecords' Roger has been making recordings that capture the sounds of Heaven and transport listeners into the presence of God......."I am not after instant appeal.......My music challanges the listener on many levels and deepens over time".
"A lot of my music is instrumental, it leaves space for the Spirit to move and room for the listener to participate and heal....but, when I do sing I REALLY MEAN IT!!
His guitar work is often compared to Santana, Clapton, Beck, Buckethead and King..... "I always feel complimented by the comparisons and wonder if folks ever tell Carlos or Bucket that they sound like me"
Based in Atlanta Roger has collaborated and performed with numerous artists including 'Angie Aparo' (the Prince of Americana), members of 'Mylon Lefevre and Broken Heart' (CCM pioneers) , 'MEDUSA' (Liberia's favorite Reggae band), 'Caroline Aiken' (the Queen of Indie Folkies), 'Alpha Blondy's Solar System Band' (West Africa's Reggae Kings), the eclectic 'Elephant's Gerald' and several iterations of his own band.
Although Roger claims credit on (only) 12 albums he contributed to 100's of projects during a 5 year tenure as guitarist/producer at Little River Studio including over 150 tracks for Thunderbird Records, projects for the famed SUN label and even a few projects for Tom Long ( then President of ASCAP ).