"Father, friend, recovering electric guitarist..."
Rodger celebrates small town South Jersey roots with emotionally charged lyrics and simple acoustic guitar.
In late summer 2010, after years as a lead guitarist for a pop rock band, Rodger put-down the electric guitar and dusted-off an old acoustic guitar starting on a path to find his own voice. The journey began by performing at numerous open mics where he was mentored by many veterans and soon developed a style as unique as the artist himself. Rodger performed his first solo acoustic show at a sold-out Tin Angel in Philly in November 2010. By summer of 2011, Rodger had opened for many local bands at venues such as The World Café Live, The Legendary Dobbs and the Record Collector. His popularity continued to grow and by September 2011, Rodger showcased at the critically acclaimed Dewey Beach Music Fest. As a great finish to a tremendous year, the live recording of "Mischief" was nominated for Best Song on WSTW's Hometown Heroes.
In January 2012, Rodger embarked on his long overdue Moment of Truth – title track for his first solo record to be released in May of 2012. The recording features music written over many years and captures what is felt deep in his soul. Moment of Truth is a full studio album including familiar songs such as Every Time as well as recent material such as Afterlife and Blind. Recorded in the unparalleled live room at Philly Sound Studios, Moment of Truth captures the genesis of a singer/songwriter. Solo but never alone; Rodger sings of the struggles of life and the desire to lead his own way after so many years of following others.
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