Real Roadhouse Blues: 27 4 Ever reviews "Twisted Tales"
Twisted Tales... is worth a close listen and rewards a careful listener too. [Read More...]
'Twisted Tales' Review in Oct issue of Living Blues Magazine
"Music is about stretching boundaries- Ray and I both believed that and pursued it together".
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Slide guitarist Roy Rogers talks ‘Twisted Tales’ final album with Ray Manzarek
Twisted Tales was released on June 18th 2013 and dedicated to the memory of Ray Manzarek. The unlikely musical duo of Manzarek and Rogers substantiated the concept “opposites attract,” and in this case… beget innovative, eclectic, and obscure musical magic. Although Rogers is perceived for slide guitar and delta blues, Twisted Tales is a completely new adventure.
Rock legend, blues guitarist join forces
Doors co-founder Ray Manzarek takes the stage at 6:30 p.m. Manzarek, keyboard player for the Doors, one of the biggest rock group of the 1960s, will headline the 16th annual Sonora Music Festival along with slide guitarist Roy Rogers. They will perform songs from their new album, “Translucent Blues,” which just hit No. 1 on the Roots Music Report.
Ray Manzarek and Roy Rogers Translucent Blues
Ray Manzarek has always been the better half of The Doors. Old Jim Morrison gets most of the credit, as front men often do, but at the end of the day he was just another kid with poetic pretensions who liked to get a little too fucked up. So I guess if The Doors were actual doors that would make Morrison the thick, heavy part you can’t see through, and Manzarek would be more like the hinges; the part that makes the whole thing move. The fact that he has teamed up with legendary guitar player Roy Rogers might explain why Translucent Blues has a very familiar air about it - In a good way. These aren’t songs you’ve likely heard before, but something inside might tell you otherwise
Roy Rogers' New Album
The first studio recording from Roy and the band in 7 years this one is eclectic Americana and contemporary blues recordings at its finest. Edgy guitar tracks, deep grooves, tense rockin' blues and ballads. Surprises include jazz instrumentals....
Roy Rogers' Split Decision
There is nothing like a good blues-rock album to get your blood circulating and if it’s good enough it can serve as aphrodisiac. In the case of the first Roy Rogers album with The Delta Rhythm Kings in seven years, all of the above are applicable. [Read More...]
Roy Rogers' Split Decision
Slide guitar whiz Roy Rogers has a strong album with "Split Decision," and it's a signature project. [Read More...]
Roy Rogers' Split Decision
There is nothing like a good blues-rock album to get your blood circulating and if it’s good enough it can serve as aphrodisiac. In the case of the first Roy Rogers album with The Delta Rhythm Kings in seven years, all of the above are applicable.

Split Decision is well crafted for more than your typical hot blooded blues audience, this has some gripping songwriting and outstanding guitar playing, most notably some blistering slide with both acoustic (“Your Sweet Embrace”) and electric (“Patron Saint of Pain” and several others) that would appeal to a wide array of listeners.
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Split Decision
Slide guitarist Roy Rogers has been described as playing riffs that “could peel a crawfish.” Pretty nice (and accurate) compliment for the Redding-born musician who’s made a name for himself not only for his great slide playing, but also for his singing and songwriting, and for producing albums for music icons John Lee Hooker and Ramblin’ Jack Elliott. Rogers’ band, The Delta Rhythm Kings, joins him on his latest album, Split Decision, an eclectic collection of original tunes. [Read More...]