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Payin' Dues: Roy Rogers

The slide guitarist on pushing the envelope and working with John Lee Hooker

Named after the singing cowboy, slide guitarist Roy Rogers, born in 1950 in Redding, California, is perhaps best known for his work with John Lee Hooker – he was a member of Hooker’s Coast To Coast Band and produced four of his albums including 1989’s The Healer. He also produced Ramblin’ Jack Elliott and co-wrote Gnawin’ On It for Bonnie Raitt. His new solo album Into The Wild Blue is all about “pushing the envelope”.


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