Roy Rogers INTO THE WILD BLUE June 2nd Album Release

First solo release in five years
Street date JUNE 2ND 

"This is the album of a lifetime, the distillation of everything that has made Roy Rogers such an important blues artist over the years. The slide work is superb and the band rocks with white hot intensity. A masterpiece" 
-John Swenson / Stereophile

"Glad to get 'Into The Wild Blue'. Truly a breath of fresh air from one of the finest slide guitarists today. Your friend in the blues.."
-Al Lundy / KZUM 89.3 Lincoln, NE

June 2015 
Celebrating his first solo recording in five years, Roy Rogers 'Into The Wild Blue' hits the streets Tuesday, so hop on Amazon and iTunes to order now. It's been quite a year so far for The Slide Zone family. We are excited for this release and look forward to seeing all of you at the shows this summer!

A quick thanks to all that came to Vallejo in support of our tribute show to Robert Rogers at The Empress Theatre. What a terrific turnout and great time, filled with lots of dancing and debut performances of songs from the new album. We sure enjoyed having guests Jimmy Pugh and Carlos Reyes join for this one as they are both all over the new record as well. A night Roy's brother would have enjoyed immensely. 

We hope our friends who attended the Strawberry Music Festival in Nevada County enjoyed Roy's surprise guest appearance alongside Bonnie Raitt. This was a rare treat for festival-goers and performers alike, proving to be a memorable night of live music in support of this terrific, long-running festival. 

Roy and DRK take to the festival scene, performing live at 4Peaks Music Festival on Saturday, June 20th. For the first time ever Roy & the band will perform at The Kate Wolf Music Festival on June 26th, featuring special guest harpist & violinist Carlos Reyes. Coming August 7th a very special night with Roy & DRK featuring Carlos Reyes & Jimmy Pugh at The Great American Music Hall in San Francisco. Also in August, Roy & the band go to The Livingston Hoot in Montana, bringing very special guest composer & pianist Phil Aaberg! Here is a stirring  video of Roy and Phil on "Built for Comfort".

Check out the shows section on the brand NEW website for more dates.  A shout out to our designer Elizabeth Lada who worked her magic on the new site - loads of content there - especially fun is the photo gallery of history. Enjoy!

We would like to give a big THANK YOU to the many stations around the country for playing new tracks from "Into The Wild Blue" and hope our friends are tuning into these great shows on local radio stations or listening online! There is no way we can list them all here but we've done so in the news section of our site and would like to mention just a few...great blues programming, and of course new tracks from "Into The Wild Blue"  - call those stations and turn it up!  :)


Album distributed by RedEye Distribution