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The best kept secret in music

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This is an excellent young Vancouver band with a modern, horn-led sound. It seems natural that they should record in Blue Wave Studios as they sound very much like early Powder Blues Band. Tom Lavin even guests on lead guitar and vocals on one of the best performances here, "Hear That Guitar Ring", a Lavin Brothers original from Powder Blues' first album. There are other similarities with Rogers playing lead guitar, singing and writing the original songs. He's the producer of this CD as well. Tom Gould provides the saxophone section; Ivan Duben Jr. is on drums, Jac Garret on bass and Winfred Ballard on congas & percussion. Rogers sings with an easy confidence that sometimes reminds one of Robert Cray. Occasionally he copies his source too closely, as in Albert King's "Bay Area Blues" and his vocal on "Why Get Up" pales beside Kim Wilson's but these are quibbles. On his own songs, of which there are five, add to the impression that this is a band with a future. Visit www.jamesrogersband.com. - John’s Blues picks (Toronto Blues Society)


.... James Rogers, a local guitarist unrelated to the great Chicago bluesman Jimmy Rogers, is also worth checking out (he sings an original song, “Wanna Go Home”). - Mark E. Gallo (Blues Bytes)


...James Rogers’ original “Wanna Go Home” features Robbie King on his B-3 and let me tell you... this tune is part of the wonderment of this album. - E.B. Bluesday (Stylus Magazine, Winnipeg)


Discography

Live at the Yale Volume 2 - Festival
Wanna Go Home - Mak 012676
Becoming Blue - Russell Jackson Band
Highlander "Shadow" (1992) Character - Cory Littman
Steven King's "IT" (1990) Character - Peter Gordon

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Bio

Vancouver based guitarist, singer and songwriter James Rogers has toured extensively throughout Canada and the United States opening and playing shows with artists such as the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Long John Baldry, Kenny Neal, Jimmy Thackery, Elvin Bishop, Indigenous, Holmes Brothers, Sue Foley, Long John Hunter, Canned Heat, Powder Blues, Jerry Doucette and Jim Byrnes.

James' music has been played on various radio stations throughout Canada and the United States, as well as on TV with the series "Highlander" and "24 Hours of Le Mans" telecast for Speedvision. With seventeen years of experience to his credit and only 29 James Rogers is an unstoppable talent.