ROY ROGERS

“Roy Rogers means the modern master in the art of slide guitar. His versatility with the technique is nothing short of astonishing.” ~ All Music Guide

“That’s not a slide on Roy Rogers’ pinky, it’s a time machine. With it, Rogers transports you to the Mississippi Delta’s past and future. – Guitar Player

Roy Rogers is considered one of the world’s preeminent master Delta slide guitarists. With over 20 recordings to his credit, Rogers has garnered 8 Grammy nominations for producing, as a recording artist, and as a songwriter. His collaborations have garnered major media accolades globally for producing critically acclaimed Grammy nominated recordings for John Lee Hooker and Ramblin' Jack Elliott, as well as collaborations with Bonnie Raitt, Carlos Santana, Bela Fleck, Allan Toussaint, Sammy Hagar & Ray Manzarek among others. Known worldwide for his searing performances that have been named a festival favorites including NOLA Jazz Fest, North Sea Jazz Festival in Holland, Montreux in Switzerland, Pistoia in Italy, Jazz Fest in Nola + North American festivals in Canada & the United States, more than 4 decades of touring the globe.

In 2023 Rogers re- entered the performance space after the pandemic signing with the Cumberland Music Collective Agency in Nashville. Performances have included 15 dates for the ‘Just Like That…” tour with Bonnie Raitt performing across the country in the Fall of 2023. Rogers will perform with his long-time band, The Delta Rhythm Kings, as well as some special solo engagements in 2024.

“I’m the guy that always likes to push the envelope,” Rogers says, at home in Northern California. “We have always covered a lot of ground with other artists that I have had synergy with our musical tastes, and my band has been with me for many years – we just sync so well. I’ve been very fortunate through the years to collaborate with many gifted artists that I admire and consider longtime friends.”

Born in Redding in 1950 and named after Hollywood’s King of the Cowboys, Rogers grew up in the Bay Area of California and started playing guitar at the age of 12 and became entranced by the recordings of the blues, especially Robert Johnson at age 15. By age 13 he was playing in a local R & B band, and quickly became a young blues fanatic hitting the San Francisco’s ‘60s club scene. When Hooker asked him to go on tour in 1982, it changed his life becoming John’s friend, musical director, biz manager on the road and eventually his producer for 4 Grammy albums of note “The Healer.”

Sixty + years later – he continues to be an inspired, seasoned performer & player who is known to bring audiences to their feet across the globe


Spring 2024

Strawberry Music Festival
May 22nd - 27th

Nevada County Fairgrounds
Grass Valley, CA

NO FALL FESTIVAL IN 2024

Strawberry Music Festival

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