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 I’ve 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. It’s 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  02/19/2004            
I loved "Having Fun All Wrong", couldn't wait for his next album. "I Got The Guns" was a bit of a disappointment, but still, it had a few good songs on it. I was hoping he would rebound with his 3rd album...he didn't. I think I've probably bought my last Roger Creager CD, there's too many new Texas artists sprouting up all the time to spend my entertainment dollar on CD's with only one or two good songs.
Roger Creager  02/18/2004            
This guy is great! If you enjoy Texas Music - buy his cd's!
Roger Creager  02/07/2004            
Good voice ... but sorry, man, you go to hell if you ruin a Billy Joe Shaver song.
Roger Creager  02/06/2004            
Brad Skorka Jolly Fox DJ Huntsville, TX
This review is long overdue from me, I've had the album for months. It makes me sad to see some of the bad reviews on this website for this album. I will forgive these poor souls for not understanding what really good production sounds like. There are so many new sounds on this album. I believe that of all the artists in the Texas country genre Roger has the voice that stands out. You always know its him. Some may think that this album is commercial. Newsflash: (Roger still writes the songs). If you think its not the Roger style you haven't been to a show in 2 years. Not every song is the "Everclear" song. I'm really happy with this album and the club really likes "Love is so sweet". I am sorry for bashing the bad reviewers like this but you need to listen to the album again at a concert. You might change your mind....................Brad
Roger Creager  02/03/2004            
I am extremely dissappointed with this album. Roger, who are you trying to be...Sinatra, Lyle Lovett? What happened to Roger style? Everyone made such a stink about Pat going mainstream...Roger where are you going? If anyone is interested...I have a Roger Creager CD for sale. It is like new...only been played twice!
Roger Creager  01/21/2004            
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Roger Creager  01/15/2004            
Roger is great. We go to all the concerts we can. We saw him in Huntsville about a month ago and it was the best show I have ever seen. His new c.d is great and I would totally recommend buying it! I love The Roger Creager Band!
Roger Creager  01/14/2004            
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Roger Creager  01/13/2004            
I love roger i have seen him in concert dozens of time i recomind this cd or anything by him to everyone
Roger Creager  01/05/2004            
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Robert Earl for the retarded
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