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Musician. Singer. Songwriter. Comedian

Original, versatile and funny, this life long musician and former touring stand-up comedian plays a unique blend of rock, blues, jazz and country.  Heartfelt and soulful, he keeps even the most serious songs real with improvisation and a healthy dose of humor. 


Rog is currently in the studio

Presently... On a studio binge and having fun!  I've got about 30 songs I'd like to record. Some are funny songs about doctors, lawyers, aging, wine drinking. Some are darker like a new song about gun safety.  And there are songs about people, places, and love that straddle the line between humor and pathos.


And ongoing...  Always custom writing songs for festivals and special events that combine the serious and the funny!