New Release Hits The Charts, Guitar Player Feature & Free Download!

New Release Hits The Charts, Guitar Player Feature & Free Download!
May 30, 2009
The Slide Zone

"It's a signature project..." ~ Billboard

Roy Rogers' new release "Split Decision" is gaining great momentum and has climbed to the #10 position on the Billboard Blues Charts, #4 on the Roots Blues Music Charts, and #12 on The Living Blues Chart. AAA and Americana Charts to be announced next week. Keep those calls coming in to the stations in your area - it helps! And thank you!

Get your copy of the July issue of Guitar Player Magazine where Roy is interviewed about the new recording. In addition there is a Free download available in the Music Store in the 'Split Decision' area of the track 'Requiem of a Heavyweight" as an free MP3 - enjoy and please share! And of course, get your copy on Amazon, the Blind Pig website, or right here in our Music Store.

Here's some of the recent press raves about the new release:

“New age phenomenon Ottmar Liebert pops up on the virtuoso slide guitarist’s first studio album with his band, The Delta Rhythm Kings in seven years. Rogers opens with a raucous ‘Calm Before The Storm’, then moves through a diverse set of jazz-inflected blues tunes...” ~ USA Today

“Slide guitar whiz Roy Rogers has a strong album with "Split Decision," and it's a signature project... The album opens at a furious pace with "Calm Before the Storm," a wall-of-sound number punctuated by Rogers' stinging slide guitar. - Billboard

“Split Decision includes some of the strongest songwriting of Rogers’ career and a dazzling array of guitar tones.” ~ Offbeat

“Slide guitar ace Roy Rogers wowed a packed house in the blues tent (New Orleans Jazz Festival) with new Little Queen Bee and Calm Before the Storm (sung by son Sam),
a sizzling version of Robert Johnson's Terraplane Blues and rousing tunes with pianist Marcia Ball.” ~ USA Today

“Rogers is not only a fine musician and producer, he knows how to write then deliver each track with just as much emotion with singing as playing. This music is like the deadly venom of a rattlesnake bite, the kind that feels good, like sweet pain but it spares your life in the end and gives you the blues so you get try to dodge the bullet just one more time.” - E Jazz News

“ Rogers is such a monster slide guitar player he’s mentioned with the likes of Sonny Landreth or legends like Robert Johnson. A slide-guitar aficionado’s dream come true.” - Houston Press

“The man plays slide like Big Ben plays football... ~ Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

More to come very soon! All the best ~ Gaynell
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