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Pickathon Presents
Roy Rogers and the Delta Rhythm Kings with Goldpine
Wed Jun 26 08:00 pm (Doors: 07:00 pm )
21 and up

Roy Rogers is considered one of the world’s preeminent master Delta slide guitarists.  With over 20 recordings to his credit, Rogers has garnered 8 Grammy nominations for producing, as a recording artist, and as a songwriter.  His collaborations have garnered major media accolades globally for producing critically acclaimed Grammy nominated recordings for John Lee Hooker and Ramblin' Jack Elliott, as well as collaborations with Bonnie Raitt, Carlos Santana, Bela Fleck, Allan Toussaint, Sammy Hagar & Ray Manzarek among others. He is known worldwide for his searing performances that have been named a festival favorites at New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Notoddon in Norway, North Sea Jazz Festival in Holland, Montreux in Switzerland, Pistoia in Italy as well as North American festivals in Canada & the United States, having performed worldwide for more than four decades.

In 2023 Rogers re-enters the performance space signing with the Cumberland Music Collective Agency in Nashville. Performances have included 15 dates for the ‘Just Like That…” tour with Bonnie Raitt performing across the country.  Rogers will perform with his long-time band, The Delta Rhythm Kings, as well as some special solo engagements.

“I’m the guy that always likes to push the envelope,” Rogers says, at home in Northern California. “We have always covered a lot of ground with other artists that I have had synergy with our musical tastes, and my band has been with me for many years – we just sync so well.  I’ve been very fortunate through the years to collaborate with many gifted artists that I admire and consider longtime friends.” 

Born in Redding in 1950 and named after Hollywood’s King of the Cowboys, Rogers grew up in the Bay Area of California and started playing guitar at the age of 12 and became entranced by the recordings of the blues, especially Robert Johnson at age 15.  By age 13 he was playing in a local R & B band, and quickly became a young blues fanatic hitting the San Francisco’s ‘60s club scene – even once taking his little brother to see Jimi Hendrix perform. When Hooker asked him to go on tour in 1982, it changed his life. Forty years later – he continues to be an inspired player bringing audiences to their feet across the globe.