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The best kept secret in music


"Best of the Best Awards May 2004"

"Robin Rogers comes right out of the sassy, classic blues tradition of Bessie Smith and Memphis Minnie. Self-assured and strong-voiced, she sings brazen blues with a knowing twinkle in her eyes. Her excellent band stokes up the Double Door Inn weekly, and their musical power and professionalism won the Charlotte Blues Society Talent Competition in October and a spot at the 2004 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee." - Charlotte Magazine

"Today's Charlotte Woman ~ Sept. 2004"

Robin Rogers is having a great year. Last November, she won the Charlotte Blues Society Challenge. In December, she sang the National Anthem in front of a crowd of 70,000 people before the Panthers' game against the Detroit Lions. As part of the Society Challenge prize, she won a trip to Memphis to compete in the International Blues Challenge against 98 bands from around the world and finished in the top ten. The prize also included studio time to produce a cd. The party to celebrate the release of "Crazy Cryin' Blues" was August 6 at Charlotte's Double Door Inn.

Music is in Rogers' genes. Her grandfather was a bluegrass musician from Marion, North Carolina in the 30s and 40s and her mother sang. When Robin showed an interest in music, her mother bought her a guitar and even took Rogers to her first gig at a Virginia coffeehouse at age 14. But her passion wasn't bluegrass, it was the bluesier side of rock and roll - Led Zeppelin, Janis Joplin and Bonnie Raitt. Rogers felt she had found her calling and quit school to pursue music. She cut her teeth in the bars around the military bases in Virginia's Tidewater area and did a stint as a back-up singer for the Platters.

The lifestyle led to problems with alcohol, however, and Rogers eventually decided to leave the business. She went into recovery, got her GED and returned to school to become a court reporter, but hated it. Rogers eventually felt strong enough to go back to singing and found her way to the Frontier, one of Gastonia's largest clubs where she was lead singer in the house band.

It was there that she met Tony Rogers, a musician from Flint, Michigan, who was teaching guitar. They clicked and became a couple onstage and off, eventually striking out on their own. Now they perform five and six nights a week all over the area with a regular Tuesday night gig at the Double Door. Good people, bad choices, life's lessons and love add up to good blues. "I'm in a great place," Rogers says "I'm a natural at singing the blues because I've lived the blues, been all the way to the bottom, crawled out of that hole and through God's grace, was given a second chance to do something I love so much and feel so passionate about...singing!"
- Shay Merritt

"Crazy Cryin' Blues Review"

For her sophomore release Robin assembled a familiar cast of players and once again selected local legend, Jim Brock to sit behind the controls as producer. For “Crazy Cryin’ Blues” Robin focused on a core blues offering in performing an entire disc of cover interpretations of timeless and less than mainstream blues classics.

Opening the twelve-track collection is Reverend Gary Davis’ Hesitation Blues, which features a sweet solo by Phil Thompson on clarinet. Robin’s full octave range is tested with the gospel oriented It’s a Blessing and the Ma Rainy influenced Hip Shakin’ Mama. Husband and lead guitarist Tony Rogers truly shines and fuels the “back-porch” tracks on the resonator guitar and Mark Stallings on piano keeps this musical train enjoyable beyond expectations.

Robin and Her Hot Band represented our Charlotte Blues Society in this year’s International Blues Challenge in Memphis and competed against ninety-eight musical acts. Robin’s talents and electrifying stage presence rose to the challenge and was voted as one of nine finalists for the ultimate round of competition. The esteemed panel of judges quickly realized what the Charlotte region has come to treasure.

Visit Robin’s website and plan an evening out to catch one of Charlotte’s most talented and hardest working acts. Robin’s infectious smile is representative of the fun she enjoys on stage and always translates into an enjoyable evening for all parties on both sides of the stage. - Pomona Music

"Voted Best Female Vocalist ~ Best of Charlotte 2004"

"Rogers has been a blues staple in our neck of the woods for quite a spell now and her pipes can give even Bonnie Raitt a run for her money. She can also blow a mean harp and, along with husband/guitarist Tony Rogers, performs as a duo or with full band. Regional music stalwart Jim Brock produced and played drums on her solid new effort, Crazy Cryin' Blues. Whether singing the classic "Hesitation Blues," gospel-blues tunes or innuendo-laced hot blues, Rogers is consistently effective." - Creative Loafing

"Robin Rogers - Crazy Cryin' Blues"

One of the great joys of reviewing albums is when a new performer turns up that is both talented and enjoyable to listen to, and this set from North Carolina based, Robin Rogers is just one of those. Earlier this year this album of twelve titles, won an award at the Memphis International Bues Challenge for "Best Self Produced CD and the producer Jim Brock certainly has done a great job. There is an interesting mix of acoustic and electric music where Rogers takes all the vocals and plays some pretty sharp harmoncia on a number of the tracks. The material, chosen with great integrity, includes titles from Skip James, Memphis Minnie and Rev. Gary Davis making this disc both intriguing and entertaining. The much-recorded title "Hesitation Blues, " from the legendary Rev. Gary Davis starts this very well balanced set off on a high note and this is the first time that I have heard this song performed with a group including clarinet and piano - and it really works! - Blues in Britain


"Time For Myself" CD (2001)
"Crazy Cryin' Blues" CD (2004) Won "Best Self-Produced CD" Award from the Blues Foundation's
International Blues Challenge 2005
"Fins, Chrome and the Open Road" (2005) 95North


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Newly signed, 95North Records recording artist, Robin Rogers, is definitely an emerging blues & roots musician to keep your eyes on. With an incredible voice, bluesy harmonica chops, this singer/songwriter can offer up the duo along with guitar/dobro virtuoso and singer, Tony Rogers or the trio with upright bass player, Kerry Brooks. She offers a heapin' helpin' of "Robin Rogers and Her Hot Band," with the addition of piano and drums. Robin has performed live with blues greats like Shemekia Copeland, Tommy Castro, Carey Bell, Bob Margolin, Cephas and Wiggins and many more. Robin has two cds to her credit which were self-produced over the last three years, "Time For Myself" (2001) and "Crazy Cryin' Blues" (2004) which won the "Best Self-Produced CD" award from the Blues Foundation in Memphis TN, during the International Blues Challenge 2005. Prizes for this award include national airplay on XM Satellite Radio and the Music Choice Digital Cable Channel. In 2003, she won the Charlotte Blues Society's Talent Contest in the band category and competed in Memphis as part of the International Blues Challenge 2004 against bands from all over the world and was one of only nine bands to make it to the final round. This year they won the right to return to the Memphis International Blues Challenge 2005 and competed as a duo having won first place in the Charlotte Blues Society's acoustic division. Robin's latest project was writing "Caddy Daddy" for her new label out of the Boston area, 95North. The cd compliation is entitled "Fins, Chrome and the Open Road" which is a tribute to the Cadillac automobile and was produced in conjunction with General Motors. It features other major blues/roots artists such as Kim Wilson, Charlie Musslewhite, Little Milton, Maria Muldaur, Jim Lauderdale, Jimmy Hall (Wet Willie), Rory Block and David Maxwell. It was released nationally in 2005 and made it to the top 20 on the Americana Airplay Charts. She is currently working on her new cd which will be released on 95 North Records' label in January 2006.