Local Spins Review of Roger's new CD "Sometimes You're Lucky"
WelcomeWhat do Freddy Fender, Ringo Starr, Gerry Rafferty and Billy Connolly have in common? Roger Brown - an accomplished songwriter, soulful singer and stellar finger style guitar player.
Roger's original songs span the roots of American music from folk to country to blues. He sings it like he means it with a voice that can convince you he's got the blues one minute and draw you in with tenderness the next. On the guitar his finger style guitar work is unrivaled offering up just the right amount of twang and attitude on his beloved Telecaster or a more folkie sound on his equally beloved Martin. Roger has recorded two solo CDs "Any Way You Please" and his most recent "Sometimes You're Lucky".
From the Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina to Europe and back again, Roger has been singing, playing and writing music his entire life. He was a founding member of the band Stealers Wheel. He wrote the music and lyrics to Ringo Starr's children's release "Scouse the Mouse" and worked with Ringo as Musical Director when the album was recorded. Roger is a respected studio musician, vocalist and side man and has recorded and/or toured with Gerry Rafferty, Billy Connolly, Freddy Fender, Ringo Starr, Link Wray and Joann Kelly among others. Fifteen of Roger's original songs have been covered by other artists. Roger has toured extensively as a solo performer and band leader, and has appeared at numerous international music festivals.
Roger performs regularly with Mary Sue Wilkinson in their duo Drive South, and in their traditional country band The Wilenes (formerly Sister Wilene).