Violet's Blues Productions presents
Roy Rogers & the Delta Rhythm Kings
September 16, 2017 at 7:30pm
Mady Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Dunlop St. W.
The 2000's have been a VERY productive recording period for Roy, greatly expanding his collaborations with other artists, as well as his own solo recordings. In 2002, he recorded a last album with Norton Buffalo titled Roots of our Nature. In 2004 he released his first-ever live recording of his own band, featuring some very special guests (the video of which became part of the PBS TV series, Music Gone Public). The self-released Everybody's Angel was recorded with Shana Morrison who toured with Roy extensively in the early 2000s. In 2006 he collaborated with Reidar Larsen for a release in Norway of The Crossing. In 2009 he recorded Split Decision for Blind Pig records. Roy then teamed up with Ray Manzarek and their joint efforts produced three recordings in eight years – Ballads before the Rain, Translucent Blues and Twisted Tales. Starting out as a duet, they soon formed a band together and toured throughout the U.S. and also in Europe. Their collaboration and friendship has been wonderfully captured in a documentary film to be released in 2017. Roy's latest release Into the Wild Blue (June 2015) proves he and The Delta Rhythm Kings are at the top of their game. Look for a collaboration (Stringshot) in 2016 featuring renowned Brazilian guitarist Badi Assad and harpist/violinist extraordinaire Carlos Reyes.
Tickets are also available in person at the Mady Centre Box Office or by phone at 705-739-4228.