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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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Roger Creager  06/24/2006            
Big City Hick
Grab a drink and leave the TV off.You are about to drift away on a vacation to Texas at its' finest.There are few live albums that can compete with this one.You will not skip a single song on this cd.More talent than most main stream artist.This will be a long career!
Roger Creager  06/07/2006            
Shannon
I think Roger Creager is AWESOME!!! I have seen him 4 times and I love him and his music!
Roger Creager  05/30/2006            
ellen
Roger is a class act. I am a little shocked to hear about hear walking off stage. I would really like to know why roger you didn't at least say something to the crowd. I am a true creagerhead. We planned our wedding around his concert at Gruene Hall and my entire wedding party was able to get down to his music Gruene Hall style. We put up posters and try and see 8 or 10 shows a year, close to home and some farther away. His music is great and I would love to just sit down and have a beer with the guy. Life it too short to sweat the small stuff.
Roger Creager  05/26/2006            
PDennis
I was present at the Llano Crawfish performance of Roger, I too was totally shocked at his unprofessional manner. I do believe he thinks he is made it big. WRONG! The audience did not care about his sound mans MAJOR screwup...they were ready to party. Instead, Roger was a baby and walked off the stage. People that were not even there have changed their minds about him after hearing about his performance!
Roger Creager  05/24/2006            
SallyMaye
I love..love..love Roger Creager and his music is true Texas music. I can't wait to see him and all the other bands at Robert Earl Keen's TX. Uprising in Corpus Christi, Tx.!!!
Roger Creager  05/22/2006            
chad
By far the best performer I have ever been to, and that includes all types of concerts. I recommend him to anyone who doesnt know what texas country is, he will make you have fun at his concert!
Roger Creager  05/17/2006            
Tannie Low
Roger is definitely one of the greatest Texas country singers. I've heard his music for most of my life and still love it today. He's a great guy, loves his fans, and is very devoted to his music.
Roger Creager  04/26/2006            
LCO
In reponse to his recent live show at Llano Crawfish Open. Roger played 3 songs then left for a half an hour to let the sound guy work stuff out, came back played 2 more and walked off without a work. So the sound was terrible, Could have at least found 1 halfway decent mic and played acoustic. I like Rogers music but will never pay for another concert again. This is Texas not Nashville, your not a rock star. Your fans made you and you disrespected the people who paid to see you play. Left without even a word or a thank you to the audience.....Pathetic
Roger Creager  04/04/2006            
Brian
Roger is the man. By far the best performer I have seen. He writes great music, and knows how to interact with every single fan, through and CD and in concert. Live performances are a million times better than a studio CD, and Roger shows you why right here.
Roger Creager  03/25/2006            
kman
awesome writer and singer, i get drunk to his music
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