Nominated for 8 Grammys for his production and performing work in the recording industry, Rogers has been immersed in the blues and roots scene and performing professionally since the ripe age of 13. This longtime Northern California resident picked up a nomination for the prestigious W.C. Handy Award in the Best Instrumentalist Guitar category for his release Slideways which hit #3 on the Billboard Blues chart. In addition, Rogers' recently co-wrote the song Gnawin' On It on Bonnie Raitt's Silver Lining, for which she was nominated for a Grammy in the Best Female Rock Vocal Performance category. Rogers is also featured on Sierra Center Stage 1, the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company-sponsored television series which seeks to bring exposure to underexposed American Roots and World musicians.
This CD includes special guest performances by pianist Phil Aaberg, harmonica wizard Norton Buffalo, vocalist Shana Morrison and fiddler Tom Rigney. 'I am first and foremost a performer and I have been playing with these players for a long time. It's great to lay it down and not have to bother with the added textures of studio polish - but keep it as gritty and fresh as possible. I also wanted to capture the band at this moment in time and I think we did that,' adds Rogers.