"The Dudeboy" Rogers from the Horse's Mouth...
It was the mid-1980's and Brad Rogers was in the
middle of life's hardships while being disillusioned by life and
his career in media. His frustration with depression and self-abuse
was an internal entertainment of sorts that seemed to amuse only
him. In his pursuit to turn over the cracked, dried leaf he called
life, Brad took his twenty year love of music that he had expressed
through slappin' the skins on his drum set and decided to teach
music of John Prine and Kris Kristofferson helped comfort him
during this time. He was amazed that these two men could be as
miserable as himself and have so much in life at the same time;
realizing this common ground led to inspiration. This time of
inspiration allowed Brad to journey within down a dusty, lonely
trail that helped him see an internal ability to capture his life
in words existed. His life as a "Song-Slinger" began,
and Brad Rogers became "The Dudeboy". With a
passion for American-roots music and a new obsession with the
guitar, Brad "The Dudeboy" Rogers started writing songs
that emulated the men and the country he loves.
However, the past wasn't so easily dropped off
at the nearest reality check depot. A need for speed and high
performance cars led to a wake up call for "The Dudeboy"
as he skillfully, yet narrowly escaped Johnny Law via a 100mph
chase through town. He knew his need for speed had to go and a
new focus must be determined. Replacing street racing for music
he sought his rush through a different method, writing songs.
With a focused, determined drive to make his music
a priority and a new found supply of adrenaline at his disposal,
"The Dudeboy" began to grow as a songwriter.
The writing process became an emotionally charged process that
was reminiscent of his days of street racing. His other passion,
history forced him to learn as much as he could about American
music. Through this process he familiarized himself with the cultures
and people of America.
the years since "The Dudeboy" came alive, many
distractions and realities have slowed and swayed the process
of growth. Without hesitation and with new vigor, "The
Dudeboy" has moved forward at a solid gallop. Now an
established songwriter, a respected and well-rounded professional
and being a true "Sponge" of life has allowed "The
Dudeboy" to step up to the table and serve a hearty plate
of Americana-music that is as unique as the sunsets are varied.
Brad refuses to bend to the will of the "Nashville"
music processing plant. The self-described "Unhomogenized
Country" is what Brad "The Dudeboy" Rogers
delivers in his Song-Slingin' Americana music. A glimpse into
the past, and a little insight to the days visited long ago is
what Brad "The Dudeboy" Rogers has to offer those
willing to pull up a chair and listen.
Like a hot wind blowing across the dry valley
floor, Brad "The Dudeboy" Rogers will be a sight
for sore eyes as the dust clears for a musical journey and experience
like no other.
Brad "The Dudeboy's" Rogers is not suitable for
airplay on Nashville controlled radio stations!