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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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Roger Creager  07/16/2008            
prinefan2000
Karen, you proably have not noticed but this website and these musicians are not about"mainstream radio". This is Texas music, rarely heard on mainstream,and its reassuring to me that people like you don't get it.DA. As for the rudeness do you have a good day every day of your life? If so, you are the only person on Earth who does.
Roger Creager  07/06/2008            
mustang
Karen, I'm sorry.
Roger Creager  06/29/2008            
Karen
Hey y’all, Thanks for being Roger Creager supporters. However, I feel the need to give you an honest review of a show. I have to admit that I am not a native Texan, but I had been assured by all that I needed to see Creager in concert. So, I forked out my money and headed for a show in San Antonio. Creager was alright, but not something that will tear up the mainstream radio soon, so I thought I would be his advocate. However, I was assured that he was a true Texan and one who was proud of his fans so I blindly signed on, only to realize that Creager is a man in a midlife crisis and only out for himself. He even had his father tell me that although Creager appreciated his fans, he would be unable to sign autographs for all TEN of us in line after buying overpriced merchandise ($5 for a coozie and more than four times as much for a t-shirt) because he was too tired even though we had all played along and screamed four times for a video of a yet-to-be-released song, which I honestly cannot remember the title to because it was SO forgettable. Well, I called the radio station that supported his tour to voice my concern only to find out that Creager was TOO GOOD to appear at the radio station and had actually ended up in a fight with the DJ. I’m sad to say that my $140 in pre-sale merchandise and other money offered by the nine among me was too little to draw his attention AND he made his FATHER tell us he wasn’t interested in us, SO I hope that you have NOTHING better to do with your money that support this man who claims he cares about his fans but acts as if he wished we had all stayed home and out of his way.
Roger Creager  04/30/2008            
texas
marisa aka shortie, you are stupid, roger is the coolest performer to ever grace texas music, he always takes the time to talk to me and thank us for coming out and he always puts on a hell of a show. so dont talk mess, u are not the only fan out there!
Roger Creager  04/11/2008            
chitowntexan
This ain't really a review, 'cause there's no CD. I guess since I own all four and they all rock, I'll slap 5 stars on this little message. As a Texpat living in Chicago for the past five years, let's just say I'm really looking forward to you guys getting up here in May. There's gonna be at least one guy in the crowd on May 10 wearing a pearl snap shirt drinkin' 'em down and "singin' along and knew every song [you] wrote!" Get the hell up here ASAP!
Roger Creager  03/03/2008            
Marisa aka Shortie
SO HERE'S THE DEAL..... I got to see Roger in concert in San Antonio at Cowboys S.A. on Feb 16 and had a blast and really enjoyed the show. He had his dad come up on stage to sing, too, and I thought that was pretty neat. BUT THEN.... I got to see Roger the following week on Feb 20 at Wild West Waco. I was so excited about the show because I knew it would be a lot easier to get an autograph afterwards and to get to shoot the sh*t with him, too. MUCH TO MY SURPRISE, Mr. Creager acted like I was chopped liver and acted VERY PUT OUT by the fact that I wanted him to sign the CD I just bought from his merch booth. He didn't look at me, acknowledge the fact that I was complimenting his performances from San Antonio OR Waco, and didn't even smile or say thanks for comin' out to his shows. In my opinion, an artists FANS should be their TOP PRIORITY because without FANS to listen to the music they create, they would be NOTHING! So next time Mr. Creager, I would appreciate it if you would at least shake my hand and thank me for showing up and paying my hard earned money to come see your a$$. *climbing down off of my soap box* -Marisa aka Shortie
Roger Creager  02/25/2008            
Frank Johnson
I just heard the New Trent Willmon album and Roger is on a song with Trent.
Roger Creager  02/04/2008            
Insider
To PDennis: When the RCB plays every night, They use a sound system provided by either the venue, a sound company, or the opening band. At Llano, the opening act provided a PA system that was extremely faulty and was not suited to cover a small back yard birthday party. By the time Creager hit the stage, only one speaker worked and Creager's guys hustled to make whatever repairs they could in order to keep the show going. The PA would simply not work and the owners of the PA were no help at all. It was a piece of crap... and the PA owners were pieces of crap. . . . and PDennis, it was probably your whiny baby a** that slashed the tires that night. I'm sorry that your world sucks so much that you have to be a little bi*** about the one show in 12 years that Creager could not do. FU from the guy that spent all night and next day fixing the tires.
Roger Creager  08/28/2007            
Christie
Call me for free Roger Creager passes (817)313-0766.
Roger Creager  06/22/2007            
May
We saw Roger in Concan, TX. He is the best live performer I've seen!!!! He really knows how to work the audience, plus he's easy to look at!
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