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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  11/15/2000            
Brad Posey
Sneed Wheeler's Texas Roadhouse and Roger Creager were meant for each other. It seems as if Roger feels at home which made his second show there great. Roger Creager is more sincere than many musicians out today.
Roger Creager  11/15/2000            
Brad Posey
Sneed Wheeler's Texas Roadhouse and Roger Creager were meant for each other. It seems as if Roger feels at home which made his second show there great. Roger Creager his more sincere than many musicians out today.
Roger Creager  11/08/2000            
Wormy Dog McCoy
Roger Creager 11:00 pm-1:30 am Tell ya what. With the addition of a fiddle player and a keyboardist, Roger Creager has become a six piece band. Almost too much for my 16 channel board to handle. While Roger's band might be outgrowing smaller venues, Roger still knows how to entertain a wormy dog crowd. The mix of electric and acoustic guitar coupled with the fiddle and keyboard gave the show a lot of energy. I know there are those out there who don't like people like Pat Green and Cory Morrow, and if you are one of those people, you probably include Creager. However, even detractors must admit that these artists know how to entertain. Creager is a great entertainer, and if you take the time to go to a show or pick up a CD, you will probably like it. By the way, let's try to keep the reviews on the music. Don't judge lest thee be judged.
Roger Creager  10/20/2000            
Big Mike
Wow, I saw Roger for the second time in Huntsville on the 17th, and I must say that it was one hell of a time. His musical influnce is typical of our genoration Playing covrers form Lou Reed to Billy Joel. Perhaps the most complete concert I have seen in quite some time. Everyone do yourself a favor and check this cat out. You will marvel on his performance.
Roger Creager  10/18/2000            
OleSarge
Whoop!
Roger Creager  10/18/2000            
Brad Posey
I had seen Roger Creager perform twice before this Tuesday and he was incredible. But this Tuesday at Sneed Wheeler's Texas Roadhouse in Huntsville Tx he tore the roof off the building. The energy that was in the building suprised everyone that was in attendance. During his song intitled "Love" which everyone knows ain't what the damn song is about the crowd erupted in dancing, jumping, and even a crowd surfer all while beer was flying everywhere. If you did not go home beer soaked then you must have been in the bathroom during his last two songs. The homemade beer made at the Roadhouse lifted Roger to a memorable level. This concert will be talked about for years to come and will be legendary in Huntsville Tx.
Roger Creager  09/21/2000            
Ben Mathey
I had to wait an extra 4 days for this CD to arrive but it was well worth the wait. When I first got the CD I automatically placed it inot my computer and push play and instantly was impressed. It is much better than his rookie effort, and his rookie effort was pretty damn good. If you enjoyed his first album or love the growing Texas country music scene be sure to pick up this album of this soon to be huge star.
Roger Creager  09/20/2000            
KC
This is selfish but I don't want Roger or any of our Texas singing-songwriting boys to get too big. We loose that intimacy of having them to ourselves here in Texas, seeing shows where there's 200 people (sometimes much more sometimes much less), drinking with them after a show etc... I wish all of them the brightest futures but keep it small and close to home
Roger Creager  09/20/2000            
Michelle Morris
AWESOME,DIFFERENT,SENTINMENTAL,HE HAS TAKEN THE NEXT STEP....ROGER IN VERY SINCERE IN HIS " I GOT THE GUNS SONG" YOU SHOULD TAKE A LISTEN.
Roger Creager  09/17/2000            
David Rice
I went to my first Roger concert this weekend in Austin, and I was just blown away. I loved his CD, but WOW! seeing him on stage was another thing!! He put on an amazing performance... Go see him... You won't be dissapointed!!!
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