- Roy Rogers May Update
Hey Folks! Taking a couple of weeks off for production of the new Ray Manzarek/ Roy Rogers' project 'Twisted Tales' which will be out soon ~ and some work for a new site called RiffTime - in which Roy will be doing some online lessons to be launched in the fall.
Look for upcoming new summer dates to be posted soon - and some new news about July travel in Norway and Fall travel in Europe! ~ :) Happy Spring!
- Slide king Roy Rogers hits Harrahs
- Slide guitar great Roy Rogers will bring his unmistakable style to South Lake Tahoe this weekend, playing Harrahâ€™s South Shore Room Saturday night.
Roy Rogers has been a blues man almost as long as he can remember. Born in Redding, Calif., in 1950, Rogers became immersed in the genre at a young age, finding blues roots in the developing folk and rock music scenes. [Read More...]
- Roy Partners with a Different Kind of Harp Player for April 27 Show at Harrah's Lake Tahoe
By Tim Parsons
Roy Rogers and the Delta Rhythm Kings featuring Carlos Reyes
- Favorite Fan Quote for Spring
Last week -end at the Black Oak Casino show a new fan came up to the CD table and said to Roy
"I've never heard of you man...this was my first time - and I'll never forget it."
How sweet is that? That's what keeps you going - people and inspiration like that! Thank you.
See ya'll at Harrah's South Shore Room on April 27th - it's a beautiful time to be up in the Lake Tahoe area in the Spring! Dancing shoes required.... ~ :) Hearts wide open. :)
- Roy Rogers Partners with a Different Kind of Harp Player
- Since the death of Norton Buffalo, Roy Rogers has repeatedly stated he will not collaborate with another harp player.
The slide guitarist with a blues bent is famous for his collaborations with different artists, most notably a longtime partnership with Buffalo, the harmonica superstar who died in 2009 from cancer. The East Bay natives were even closer as friends than they were as musical duo. Rogers with another harp player just wouldnâ€™t be right.
So concertgoers usually are surprised to learn Rogers latest collaboration is with harp player Carlos Reyes. The aha moment occurs when Reyes brings his instrument onstage. This harp doesnâ€™t fit in a pocket. [Read More...]
- Roy Rogers Update
Thanks everyone for all your wonderful responses to the newsletter.
We have a winner for the trivia contest / raffle and that is Carl in Maryland.
Congrats! Most of you were right too - the 'other' Roy Rogers' King of the Cowboy's name was
Leonard Slye. See you at the shows! :)
- Roy Rogers Spring Update!
Welcome back to the Slide Zone and thanks for stopping in!
Spring is in the air - finally! Our daffodils are standing straight up in the yard with iris' and tulips coming up in the rich earth up here in Nevada City, CA - - and as some of you know, we are in the Tahoe National forest. Really beautiful right now - dogwoods are bursting too! It's snowing pink petals! :)
We have some great shows in April to attend - and enjoy with friends and famililes. On April 12th come see Roy Rogers & DRK at the new Sweetwater in Mill Valley. A great venue with a great menu - come early for a table - and a great sound system and just a real fun local hang.
A rare appearance on Saturday April, 27th Roy Rogers & DRK will slide right in to Harrah's South Shore room - a fantastic place to enjoy world class views, hotels and casinos - and a room celebrating 50 years of presenting top notch entertainment. Should be a great week-end up there!
For those of you connected to cable TV land - you may have noticed quite a few placements of Roy's songs in several broadcasts these past few months. Showtime has been showing Kate Hudson's first film "Ricochet River" - and there is several of Roy's songs in this film. The Movie Channel is using "Big Empty" in it's programming as well as Sirius XM, Playnet, And Dish are all programming Roy's music more frequently. On the airlines the digital service AMI has increased his music on several different genres of music channels - blues, Americana and even instrumental - and you will occaisionally hear a Roy segment of music sneaking by on the morning national NPR news - as we have big fans over there. Thank you!!!
Supporting live music is so important to artists these days so please share these shows with friends and the music lovers in your life...always appreciate new and old fans coming up to us at shows and sharing their experiences with RR & DRK. All the best ~ See you soon!
- Roy Rogers Slide Zone Spring News!
Thanks to all our Northwest fans who showed up big time to support Roy and the band !
Now that was big fun!
Look for new dates now posted for April - some surprise late adds like in South Shore Lake Tahoe that will be so beautiful in late April (27th) - so come on up! (Harrrah's Lake Tahoe South Shore Room!) with the fantastic multi-instrumentalist Carlos Reyes sitting in as Roy's special guest.
And of course The New Sweetwater in Mill Valley on April 12th! What a great job they've done with this club - that has such an important history in Bay Area music.
We look forward to these spring shows and are up-lifted by the new Spring light - time change and all the possibilites of what's to come. All our best ~ XX
- RR & DRK Head to the Northwest!
Hello Slide Zone Fans ~
March is here and Spring is around the corner - (remember daylight savings time changes on the 10th!) - and the band is headed up to the Pacific Northwest. RR & DRK perform at The Upstage in Port Townsend March 7th; The Triple Door in Seattle on March 8th; Whidby Island at the Mukilteo Coffee Roasters Wharehouse on March 9th; and a stop in to Portland, Oregon on March 10th (an early Sunday show) at the Albert Rose Theater. FYI - a new run of T Shirts now on sale in the RR Music Store.
Come out and support live music and help us get some inspiration for the new season...
See you on the dance floor ~ !!