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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Roger Creager  05/23/2001            
When I first saw Roger Creager at the Surf Club, I didn't know who he was--but soon after I bought both his CD's and they're both awesome! Give in to your deepest desire and set the whole damn world on fire!!! =)
Roger Creager  05/07/2001            
Casey Mack
I have been to at least more than ten concerts of Roger's from the Golden Light in Amarillo, to the Tap in College Station, to the Surf Club in Corpus and not once was I disappointed. Sara Sampson, I dont know what you were thinking about that night but it certainly wasnt the music. Roger gets into his songs almost but not as much as Pat does. Roger tries and tries to put on a good, ENTERTAINING show and every time he does the job just fine. So next time you go to a Roger show, get up front, open your eyes and ears and listen to him a little bit better!
Roger Creager  05/02/2001            
Rogers Cd is awesome. I love it. Can't wait to see a live show.
Roger Creager  04/24/2001            
Sara Sampson
I was with some friends the first time I heard Roger play live. He tries to come accross deep in his music but in fact he is quite the opposite. Needless to say I was very bumed by his performance and his personality.
Roger Creager  03/28/2001            
B Burchette
The only thing better thatn buying his two CD's is seeing him live. I have only had the chance to catch him twice, but it was worth the drive. "having Fun All Wrong" is the epitome of why Texas country is gaining popularity. Where Nashville has chosen to commercialize itself to the point where each song sounds the same, Roger has shown that country music doesn't have to fit into a certain sound. His mix of Bluegrass and Rock just hits the spot. "I Got The Guns" is a solid sophomore effort that should establish Creager as one of the top artists in Texas. If you get a chance, go see him, and buy his CD's. But as Roger shoots to stardoom, lets hope he hangs on to the sincerity and sentimentality that makes him so real.
Roger Creager  03/01/2001            
C. Boles
An excellent entertainer and show. He and his band are awesome!!!
Roger Creager  02/03/2001            
I agree, track 8 kicks ass. #1 is also incredible, the whole damn cd kicks ass.
Roger Creager  01/31/2001            
Roger is one the best up and coming stars to come out of texas in a long time, you better get out an see him or pat green, they will go nashville, it's just a matter of time!
Roger Creager  01/14/2001            
well roger does it again. another great cd with both funny and serious songs. i reccomend track 8
Roger Creager  01/10/2001            
erin morris
i love roger he is like soo freakin awesome and im only 17 and i love his music he kicks ass there is nothin like sitin back w/ a nice cold beer listenin to fun all wrong thats the way to go!
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