'Chops Not Chaps' Roy Rogers & The Delta Rhythm Kings Rock The Blues
Slide guitarist Roy Rogers and his band play their blues at full force. There's not much that's traditional or laid back about their music.

"It's a fasten-your-seat-belts-and-let-it-all-hang-out kind of thing," Rogers says. "We rock up the blues and cover a range of songs. I always tell people to bring their dancing shoes because we like to stretch out." [Read More...]
Roy Rogers & Special Guests Perform Robert Johnson Songs
Tracy Nelson, Marcia Ball, Irma Thomas & Roy Rogers perform Robert Johnson Songs.
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.
Slide Guitar King; Roy Rogers and The Delta Rhythm Kings Perform in Carson City
On Saturday, Rogers will bring his own band, the Delta Rhythm Kings, to Carson City in a benefit for the Comstock Residents Association, a group with a stated mission to "preserve and protect the Virginia City National Historic Landmark and its historic communities of Gold Hill, Silver City, Dayton and Virginia City, " which they say is threatened by open pit surface mining. [Read More...]
Upcoming release "Twisted Tales" interview
We'd like to share one of the last interviews with Ray and Roy, shot at Studio D by BAM Magazine, discussing the upcoming release of "Twisted Tales".
Watch the link below.

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Door's Keyboardist founding member Ray Manzarek dies at 74
By The Associated Press

Ray Manzarek, a founding member of the 1960s rock group The Doors, died May 20, 2013, in Rosenheim, Germany, after being stricken with bile duct cancer. He was 74.

Manzarek’s versatile and often haunting keyboards complemented the gloomy baritone of The Doors’ lead singer, Jim Morrison, and helped to set the mood for some of rock’s most enduring songs.
Ray Manzarek, 74, Keyboardist and a Founder of the Doors, is Dead.
Ray Manzarek, who as the keyboardist and a songwriter for the Doors helped shape one of the indelible bands of the psychedelic era, died on Monday at a clinic in Rosenheim, Germany. He was 74.

The cause was bile duct cancer, according to his manager, Tom Vitorino. Mr. Manzarek lived in Napa, Calif.
Slide king Roy Rogers hits Harrahs
Slide guitar great Roy Rogers will bring his unmistakable style to South Lake Tahoe this weekend, playing Harrah’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 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 wouldn’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 doesn’t fit in a pocket. [Read More...]
NPR's Morning Edition Host Bob Edwards Interviews Roy Rogers
Thought you all might enjoy this NPR interview of Roy Rogers - who happened to be in the studio with Rolling Stone's keybordist Chuck Leavell
at NPR in D.C. years ago - a great exchange and a really fun interview by the great journalist and music fan Bob Edwards in 2002. Enjoy!