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“Thatʼs not a slide on Roy Rogersʼ pinky, itʼs a time machine. With it, Rogers transports you to the Mississippi Deltaʼs past and future...” ~ Guitar Player
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"Rogers is an exceptionally articulate slide guitarist, either he's scorching Robert Johnson's 'Ramblin' Blues' or taking a lovely, lyrical journey...or rockin' it out. One of the rare guitar heroes who values feeling over flash." ~ Rolling Stone
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"Rogers is both a sensational and a sensitive blues guitarist - certainly among the finest slide guitarists playing today. His wailing slide guitar sound and churning rhythms (when needed), mark him and his work as of the highest caliber." ~ San Francisco Chronicle
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“Pundits who bemoan the scarcity of guitar gods haven’t laid ears on Roy Rogers, whose slide riffs could peel a crawfish.” ~ USA Today
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"Roy Rogers isn't a blues purist, just a spirit sent here to define the ancient language of the Mississippi Delta and forge a modern link to rock and roll...'" ~Houston Chronicle
Roy Rogers & Special Guests Perform Robert Johnson Songs
Tracy Nelson, Marcia Ball, Irma Thomas & Roy Rogers perform Robert Johnson Songs.
Manzarek-Rogers ready to give festivalgoers the blues
Ray Manzarek is one of the legends of rock 'n' roll, a member of its Hall of Fame as the keyboardist and founder of The Doors.

But while an admitted baseball follower, he's obviously not a die-hard fan of either the Los Angeles Dodgers — The Doors' home team — or of the San Francisco Giants — Manzarek's home team as a longtime Napa resident.

How do we know this? Check out his answer to this question.
Roy Rogers tops a strong five-concert lineup at this year's Sunday Blues in the Park in Seaside
You really know that summer has arrived on the Monterey Peninsula when the start of the annual "Sunday Blues" concerts is announced. Consider yourself informed. Get out your sun block and dancing shoes. Hallelujah, it's summer!

In a phone interview from his home in Nevada City, blues slide guitarist extraordinaire and two-time Grammy-winning producer Roy Rogers talked with GO! magazine about many wide-ranging topics, including the recent release of a new recording project with keyboardist Ray Manzarek, formerly of The Doors, titled "Translucent Blues."

"We've been doing duet things," Rogers said of his musical relationship with Manzarek. "Ray and I have known each other for five or six years. This album emanated from the duet gigs we were doing. We did a record as a duet called 'Ballads Before the Rain' before this. But this ('Translucent Blues') is a full-blown rocker, as you can hear. We really had a lot of fun doing this. It's a great story. It just came together so seamlessly. We had just come back from an East Coast tour, which was very, very well received. So I'm delighted. We've been playing New York and Boston, major places, and I'm happy to say people are responding greatly to the record."
‘Rebel’ Rod’s Reviews – Ray Manzarek/Roy Rogers – Translucent Blues
Co-founder of The Doors, Ray Manzarek and slide-guitarist extraordinaire Roy Rogers have collaborated on projects before and have been very successful at it. However, with their latest project, “Translucent Blues”, they have exceeded their past endeavors and set the proverbial bar at a new height. I literally fell in love with every single tune on the record.

I always knew that Mr. Manzarek had a distinct style as a keyboardist, but I guess I just never realized how distinct until listening to “Translucent Blues”. His piano/keyboard playing stands out and adds an entire extra layer to nearly each song. Mr. Roger’s slide-guitar is appropriately layered in, creating a sound that goes beyond blues or rock. It is unique and refreshing all the way through. [Read More...]
New CD from Ray Manzarek and Roy Rogers to be released in May!
Roy Rogers added, "This collaboration with Ray was a joy from start to finish.
We found inspiration not only from the music and lyrics, but most of all from
each other--to create a great sound. To me, the blues is as complex a music
as it gets--either you feel it or you don't. But when you add the spice of some
of these lyrics, it definitely takes you on a different route. Take a ride with us." [Read More...]