Roger Creager

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  04/19/2007            
Great Musician, Great Talent, Awesome show. Hands down the best live performance I've been to. Keep up the great work.
Roger Creager  03/20/2007            
Are you kidding me? A greatest hits cd...Roger needs some new material...I love his old stuff and his live shows but I've been waiting for that new album forever it seems like...Roger you are the s**t...I know when it does happen to come out it is going to be awesome!!!
Roger Creager  03/20/2007            
Love Roger, especially his live shows. If you haven't seen him in person, you're missing out. He is due for a new cd though. He played one new song at the concert I went to a couple of weeks ago, great song-can't wait for it to be on an album. I asked him after the show when his next album is coming out and he shrugged and gave that "You've got as good of an idea as I do" look. It's been 4 years since his last cd with new material came out and I'm sure as hell ready for another one. Nothing but love for Roger though.
Roger Creager  03/17/2007            
roger needs to come out with a greatest hits cd
Roger Creager  03/06/2007            
Roger is the Sh*$#! I saw him open for trent willmon at the longhorn in manhattan. When trent came out I wanted him to go back and just let roger play all night.
Roger Creager  12/08/2006            
nobody loves his job more than roger creager. enough said.
Roger Creager  09/21/2006            
i def saw roger this weekend at the gatorfest in Anahuac and he was awesome! i had tha best time!
Roger Creager  07/23/2006            
I saw Roger Creager last night at Gruene Hall. It was awesome! He totally knew how to work the crowd and the music was wonderful. Everybody was right up on the stage and dancin' and singn' along. He's definetly worth seeing again!
Roger Creager  07/08/2006            
Roger Scratchin' Creager!!! this album rocks!!! nothin can duplicate my state pride like roger cregaer when he sings about gruene hall, canyon lake, and the guadalupe!!!!
Roger Creager  07/06/2006            
Good Times
I've had tons of fun at his shows. Everyone is in a great mood and into his music. Screw the naysayers....ROGER ROCKS! Even if you aren't into his music - he's easy on the eyes.
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