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Encyclopedia > Roy Rogers (guitarist)

Roy Rogers (born July 28, 1950, Redding, California) is a highly acclaimed American slide guitarist and music producer from Northern California. He was named after the singing cowboy, Roy Rogers.[1] Rogers plays a variety guitar styles related to the Delta blues, but is most often recognized for his slide work.[2] Redding from space, April 1994 Redding is the county seat of Shasta County, California, USA, located on the Sacramento River and on Interstate 5 south of Shasta Lake. ... Example of a bottleneck, with fingerpicks and resonator guitar. ... In the music industry, record producer designates a person responsible for completing a master recording so that it is fit for release. ... Official language(s) English Capital  Sacramento Largest city  Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Dale Evans & Roy Rogers Leonard Franklin Slye (November 5, 1911 – July 6, 1998), who became famous as Roy Rogers, was a singer and cowboy actor. ... Delta blues are named for the Mississippi Delta. ...

In the 1980's 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 The Healer John Lee Hooker (August 22, 1917 – June 21, 2001) was an influential American post-war blues singer, guitarist, and songwriter born in Coahoma County near Clarksdale, Mississippi. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Healer is a blues album by John Lee Hooker, released in 1989. ...

Rogers has worked as a sideman for a diverse spectrum of artists including Linda Ronstadt, Sammy Hagar, Bonnie Raitt, Zucchero 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." Linda Maria Ronstadt (born July 15, 1946) is a Grammy-winning, multi-platinum American singer most closely associated with the folk rock and country rock genres prevalent in the 1970s. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Bonnie Raitt, (born November 8, 1949) is an American Blues-R&B singer, songwriter, and guitarist who was born in Burbank, California, the daughter of Broadway musical star John Raitt. ... Zucchero, byname of Adelmo Fornaciari (born September 25, 1955), is an Italian rock singer. ... Ramblin Jack Elliott Ramblin Jack Elliot (born Elliott Charles Adnopoz, August 1, 1931) is an American folk performer. ... Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ...


  • Chops Not Chaps (1986, Blind Pig)
  • 1988 Slidewinder (1988, Blind Pig)
  • Blues on the Range (1989, Blind Pig)
  • R&B (1991, Blind Pig)
  • 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)
  • Live! At The Sierra Nevada Brewery Big Room (2004, Chops Not Chaps)

External links

  • "Roy Rogers - The Slide Zone", official web site

Notes and sources

  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", All Music Guide (accessed March 22, 2007)



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