James Buddy Rogers
Location: AMERICA NORTH: Canada: British Columbia
Influences: BB King, Freddie King, Albert King, Johnny Watson, Robert Cray, Jimmie Vaughan
Recorded at ’The Blues Can’ in Calgary Alberta. ‘Everytime’ is a LIVE BLUES recording. Raw, rough and dirty. This album consists of 5 songs, all original and written by Rogers. Recorded right off the board with every mistake. ‘Everytime’ brings three new unreleased songs and two previously released songs.
Everytime showcases a blues power trio and gives you a feel for Rogers as a guitarist, singer and songwriter. Backing up Rogers are Slammin’ Mike Wedge on bass and Mike Woodford on drums.
In 1995, at the age of 19, Rogers teamed up with former B.B. King bassist Russell Jackson and began a tour that lasted five years. Based in Kansas City, they played an endless string of clubs, concerts and festivals sharing the bill with Canned Heat, Sam Taylor, The Holmes Brothers, Elvin Bishop, Kenny Neal, Katie Webster and countless others. In 2000, Rogers started his own band and played blues clubs across Canada and Europe. Rogers opened and performed with various blues artists such as The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Dave and Phil Alvin and many more. When he wasn’t working under his own name he appeared on US tours and recordings with many other blues acts.
James ‘Buddy’ Rogers’ main influences on guitar – Johnny Watson, Jimmie Vaughan and the three Kings – plus years of being a blues road warrior have helped shape him into a well-seasoned blues guitarist. James ‘Buddy’ Rogers; his music is here to stay.
2018 Fraser Valley Music Award - Winner 'Blues Category'
2017 Western Canadian Music Awards - Nominated for 'Blues Artist of the Year'
2017 Fraser Valley Music Award - Nominated in the 'Blues Category'
2017 International Blues Awards - Nominated for 'Best Contemporary Blues Band'
2017 International Blues Awards - Nominated for 'Best New Artist'
2017 International Blues Awards - Nominated for 'Best Blues Song'
2016 Fraser Valley Music Award - Nominated in the 'Blues Category'
2014 JUNO - Nominated for ‘Blues Album of the Year’
2014 Maple Blues Award - Nominated for 'New Artist or Group of the Year'
2013 Blues Blast Music Award - Nominated for 'Best New Artist Debut Recording'
2013 Western Canadian Music Award - Nominated for 'Blues Recording of the Year
“James "Buddy" Rogers has paid his dues, and it shows.” - Dennis Barker (Crossroads Blues Society)
“James 'Buddy' Rogers could be qualified as a dream made true. James is an able musician gifted with
a fine style and, the most important thing, he attracts audiences.” - Vicente Zumel La Hora Del Blues
1. PUDDLE JUMPER 3:43 J. Rogers, SOCAN
2. COME BACK TO ME 5:31 J. Rogers, SOCAN
3. EVERYTIME 4:17 J. Rogers, SOCAN
4. CAN’T GET YOU OFF MY MIND 3:58 J. Rogers, SOCAN
5. ALL I NEED 4:16 J. Rogers, SOCAN
JAMES ‘BUDDY’ ROGERS - Guitars, Vocals
SLAMMIN’ MIKE WEDGE - Bass
MIKE WOODFORD - Bass
Produced by: JAMES ‘BUDDY’ ROGERS
RADIO CONTACT - KBA Awardee 2016
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