Roy Rogers (born July 28, 1950, Redding, California, United States) is an American blues rock slide guitarist and record producer. He was named after the singing cowboy. Rogers plays a variety of guitar styles related to the Delta blues, but is most often recognized for his virtuoso slide work.
In the 1980s Rogers was a member of John Lee Hooker's Coast to Coast Band. Rogers produced four John Lee Hooker recordings- "The Healer", a Grammy winner, "Mr. Lucky", "Boom Boom" and "Chill Out." He also produced two Grammy nominated recordings for Ramblin' Jack Elliott entitled "Friends of Mine" and "A Long Ride". Roy also co-wrote "Gnawnin' On It" which was nominated for 'Best Female Rock Vocal for Bonnie Raitt', a long-time friend and collaborator.
Rogers has performed and/or recorded with for a diverse spectrum of artists including Linda Ronstadt, Sammy Hagar, Bonnie Raitt, Zucchero, John Gorka and Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Elvin Bishop, Carlos Santana, Steve Miller, and Ray Manzarek. Since 1980, Rogers has also fronted his own trio, The Delta Rhythm Kings. In 2003, Roger's own Slideways reached number 3 on Billboard's 'Split Decision' also charted in 2009. chart for "Top Blues Albums." He has also been nominated for 'Best Blues Guitar Instrumentalist" by The Blues Foundation. Other awards include those from France and Australia with long-time friend Norton Buffalo. His most recent release is his second collaboration with The Doors co-founder Ray Manzarek entitled 'Twisted Tales' which was released on Chops Not Chaps Records in 2013. His releases have been received worldwide, as he has been touring Europe, Brazil, Australia, and Scandinavia since 1982.
Rogers has a brawny way with a lyric, and his command of slide styles is as extensive as anyone's.
- San Francisco Blues Festival