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Roy Rogers & The DRK with Special Guest Carlos Reyes
February 16, 2014
Sunday, February 16
8pm $25 advance / $29 day of show
Premier seating + Meet and Greet $49
PREMIER SEATING + MEET and GREET tickets: Yoshi's will provide seating in the first two rows for the performance. The Meet and Greet will be one hour before the performance (7PM) and will take place in the club.
Roy Rogers has been covered by hundreds of national and international media for the last four decades as he has toured the globe receiving unanimous acclaim for his stellar performances and recordings. He has appeared on PBS, CNN, Late Night with David Letterman, Austin City Limits and many more national programs. Recent projects include a new CD with the late Ray Manzarek (The Doors) and a DVD shot for PBS which will be used for PBS pledge drives nationwide.
"Can the day get any better? Well yes it can and Roy Rogers proved it. Guitar Player magazine said, "That's not a slide on Roy Rogers pinky, it's a time machine. With it Rogers transports you to the Mississippi Delta's past and future." No matter if he picks up his Martin 016 New Yorker six string or the Gibson 12 string Dobro made in the mid-'60's, Rogers has no equal. Slide music just can't get any better or cleaner. Rogers was the only act of the festival that we watched the entire performance. " ~ Tim Richards, Tampa Bay Blues Festival
Considered one of the world's top practitioners of modern Slide Guitar, for over 30 years he has performed to thousands of festival attendees in the U.S., Canada and abroad - including this past year in Norway, Denmark, Brazil and Italy. Stunning audiences, raising roofs and delivering blistering performances Roy and his band, The Delta Rhythm Kings, are consistently named a favorite at festivals and special events with their fine tuned contemporary approach to live performance.
With eight Grammy nominations as producer and performer, and three W.C. Handy Award nominations as Best Blues Guitar instrumentalist, Roy's reputation is stellar and clear. With the current release of Rogers' 'Split Decision' - this recording was played on hundreds of radio stations nationwide, hit the national 'Living Blues' chart, received national and international high marks and featured on Blues Deluxe program syndicated on over 100 stations.
Carlos Reyes recording artist, producer, engineer, harpist and violinist-- has been breaking musical barriers since his first public performance at the age of five. Born in Paraguay South America. He began his musical education at the age of three and a half on the violin. A few years later, his father, a musical and national hero in Paraguay, dared young Carlos to learn the complicated 36 string native Paraguayan harp. Being called a child prodigy at an early age he took his fathers challenge seriously, Carlos purchased his first harp for $50.00 when he was just ten years old. Two weeks later, he earned a double encore and $250.00 at his first professional harp concert. Since then he has taken the Harp and it’s music to new and ground breaking levels. Continuing his musical education, at an early age Carlos eventually learned to play many different instruments including Guitar, Bass, Mandolin, Keyboards, as well as mastering the use of a variety of electronic devices and special effects.
Carlos's first album, “The Beauty of it All”, was on the Top-Ten Contemporary Jazz charts in Billboard Magazine for over 15 weeks. His solo harp collaboration on Sugo records titled “Harvest Moon”, has received rave reviews since it’s release. His latest recording entitled “Children of the World” and “Sesto Senso”have recently been released in Europe and have had great response at radio. Soon to be released will be two more CD’s that until now were only available in Europe. He has backed such artist as Chuck Mangione, Bill Evans, Clark Terry, Pat Travers, MC Hammer. He was also invited to share the stage with the TV Giant Merv Griffin.The producer of Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin… The Legendary Narada Michael Walden, ---he has shared the concert stage with such great artist from Craig Chaquico, The Crusaders, The Rippingtons, Roy Rogers to Charlie Daniels, Wynona Judd, Clint Black, Willie Nelson, John Handy, The Doobie Brothers, Rocker Steve Miller and many more.
Carlos currently has new CD’s soon to be released. A group effort featuring Carlos’s astonishing mastery of the Violin and Harp and a third solo harp endeavor. Along with an international musical reputation, Mr. Reyes has amassed a large enthusiastic Bay Area following always wondering what new surprise or style of music he’ll bring to the stage. His charismatic personality and outstanding musical talents are a potent combination with which he performs an extensive and entertaining repertoire. The Bay Area is proud to claim Carlos Reyes, as one of its most favorite and talented artists