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Roy Rogers (born July 28, 1950, Redding, California) is an acclaimed American slide guitarist and record producer from Northern California. He was named after the singing cowboy, Roy Rogers. Rogers plays a variety guitar styles related to the Delta blues, but is most often recognized for his slide work.
In the 1980s Rogers was a member of John Lee Hooker's Coast to Coast Band. Rogers produced and/or played on several of Hooker's best-known albums, including Boom Boom, Mr. Lucky, and the Grammy-winning effort, The Healer.
Rogers has worked as a sideman for a diverse spectrum of artists including Linda Ronstadt, Sammy Hagar, Bonnie Raitt, Zucchero, John Gorka and Ramblin' Jack Elliott. 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 chart for "Top Blues Albums."
Rogers has a brawny way with a lyric, and his command of slide styles is as extensive as anyone's.