Roger Creager

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For more than a decade, Roger Creager built a reputation on his distinctive brand of hard-core, rabble-rousing Texas Country music, on his rich, full-bodied voice that can carry a tune for miles, and on his exceptional ability to work thousands of Texans into a rabid frenzy with his voice and guitar, in the great concert tradition of Jerry Jeff Walker and Robert Earl Keen. Along the way, he's been writing some mighty fine instant classics about family heirlooms, fields of bluebonnets, and late night trips to Mexico. Four albums, hundreds of thousands of road miles, and an ever-expanding fan base later, Here It Is has Roger Creager laying his cards on the table with thirteen songs that are arguably his best batch yet. "It's been five years since Iíve put out anything new," Roger says. "So it's five years of evolving and maybe even maturing, although it's still me." Actually, it's more of him than ever. For the first time, he's written or co-written every song on the album. The first single, "I'm From the Beer Joint" plays to Creager's honky-tonk wildcat image informed by his live album, as he declares his preference for independent drinking establishments. "It's not going to change any lives, but it sure is fun," Creager laughs about the sing-along, before turning serious. "But who wants to listen to a whole album of that?" He's aiming for something higher. "I hope there's a song here that penetrates your soul, too," he says, leaning forward. "There's a few that may do just that. I aimed with a shotgun. I really did try to mix it up. There's love songs [Missing You], drinking songs [the aforementioned "Beer Joint"], up-tempo dancing songs [I Love Being Lonesome], groovy little tunes [Tangle Me in You], one about a man who's screwed up and he's driving like hell through the middle of the night to get home [Driving Home]. 'I Loved You When' is my best story song yet. It doesn't even tell the whole story. It doesn't have to. It gives you just enough to know there's a history there. Itís all you need to know." The two catalysts behind the album were Lloyd Maines, the go-to producer who produced Creager's first albums, and Radney Foster, the Texas kid from Del Rio, whose songs and productions have established him as one of country music's most innovative and edgy operators. Radney teamed up with Justin Tocket, a talented producer himself, to co-produce this project. But Roger himself is the biggest catalyst of all. The Corpus Christi native was raised on songs like Guy Clark's "Desperadoes Waiting For A Train" and Gary P. Nunn's "You Ask Me What I Like About Texas" and under the influence of Jerry Jeff Walker, Lyle Lovett, Robert Earl Keen, and Jimmy Buffett, along with Willie, Waylon, Cash, Merle, and even Sinatra. He graduated from college and spent two years in Houston working a 8-5 gig. He finally listened to his heart and moved back to College Station to pursue a life in music. Working without a paycheck was liberating. "I'd always been a slacker," Roger admits, "and I could easily see myself failing in music because I wasn't trying hard enough. So I promised myself that would be one excuse I'd never use. I just got out there and busted my hump." In 1998, he released Having Fun, then blew open the doors two years later with I Got the Guns. The title track, a striking piece about his granddad and his family, became a staple on more than 200 radio stations programming Texas Country Music. Long Way To Mexico and Live Across Texas grew his audience beyond state lines. Here It Is speaks to those broadening horizons. "I was in 14 countries last year," Roger says. "I want to take our music to a wider audience without compromising the integrity of the music. I'm taking some of who I am to where I'm going." "I've always tried to make records where every song is different so I can listen to them over and over again instead of forty five minutes of essentially the same song," he says. With Here It Is, he can do just that. This go-round, he's staying on for the whole ride.
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Average Rating : 0              Total Reviews: 355

Roger Creager  10/14/2004            
I like the cd, before I bought this I only heard a few of Rogers songs but I read the reviews of the album and decided to try it out and its a keeper. He reminds me of old Pat Green stuff. Great songs and the crowd really gets into it which is why I like live albums and they have the artist better songs on them. I like the songs the mention things like Jerry Jeff, Robert Earl Keen, Mexico, dancehalls, broken hearts and drinking but thats just me. Best songs in my opinion are Fun All Wrong, Everclear, You Should've Learned By Now, Love, Things Look Good Around Here and Long Way To Mexico. LA Freeway is a great cover too. So If you're like me and and enjoy great Texas music pick it up. I suggest you listen and preview the songs before buying and see if appeals to you.
Roger Creager  09/27/2004            
c.d. kicks serious ass...just like his a little suprised that this c.d. isnt leading the top seller charts though.
Roger Creager  09/20/2004            
Roger Kicks Ass
His new live cd is abosolutly increadable..seeing him perform live in concert is probally one of the best shows on the music scene..and his music just makes you feel good..when ever i'm down and out i pop in one of his cd's and jam out and it makes the day alot brighter..if you haven't seen him in concert do so you won't regret paying the 10 to 20 bucks to see him...
Roger Creager  09/20/2004            
I love to hate this guy. Every time I hear one of his stupid jams I just laugh. His music is simply ignorant and whoever told him that his photo shoot ideas were good needs to get fired. Roger doesn't look like a person who's ever put a fire arm in to operation. He's a huge poser and his music reflects what a freaking joke he represents in "Texas Music." Please, next time someone's taking a snap shot, choose a pose that doesn't force everyone to stare up your nose or have to see you lounging around in the sunset like a total flaming homosexual. You suck in so many ways. . .it's simply unbelievable!
Roger Creager  09/19/2004            
Thad Hill
If you've heard one, you've heard 'em all
Roger Creager  09/19/2004            
Roger Creager  09/10/2004            
Dave J
Roger is a great example of whats wrong with Texas Music
Roger Creager  09/08/2004            
by curious
i missed the hidden track version of the EverClear song...dang it. what record is it on. is it like a zydeco tex/mex deal or what. i love roger and so does san fran. xoxoxo
Roger Creager  08/24/2004            
Texas Music Junkies
The way a Live CD should be recorded. Roger captures his live show energy, bottles it and presses it on to a cd. It's that good. One of the better live cd's I've heard in a while. Roger does it right!
Roger Creager  08/18/2004            
Texas Music
Fans have been asking for Roger to put out a live cd. The time has finally come. Roger and the band capture the energy that they have on stage every single night. The recording is done very well. Roger sings his best, and treats us with his version of "A Pirate Looks at Forty". This is a super CD. Get one today. We will have our reviews on the CD later in the month. Come by and check it out. Michael
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