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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  04/26/2005            
Eric from alvin
i have been listening to roger creager since i could rember he is probley one of the better texas country singer out there rright now i would encourge u to get at least one of his cd's
Roger Creager  04/19/2005            
There's So Much More
Good for you Jessica, Iím a fan of Roger as well. You have stepped into a huge world of Texas music. Although I have seen Roger and have most of his music, I believe that you are going to uncover many artists that you will like as well if not more, including their live performances. You will get endless critiques on this site. The best thing to do is dive right in and start trying others out. If you live in New Braunfels area tune to 92.1. Otherwise find your local radio station that covers this scene. That will put a little bit of logic into your expenditures.
Roger Creager  04/19/2005            
Jessica
Roger Creager is my favorite Texas Country artist and the first person I've seen in concert. Since I saw him, I've been hooked and see his shows every chance I get. His energy captures me and I can never wait untill the next concert. His Live album is amazing and listening to it makes you feel like you're actually there. On top of everything, he's an all around nice guy who is more than happy to sign autographs.
Roger Creager  03/27/2005            
gerald from germany
Roger deserves 5 stars: he has a very touching voice, the album is never boring as so much country-albums released recently. the mexican influences are outstaking, the music is produced perfect, the changing between wonderful ballads and faster songs makes this a masterpiece of new country. Dont hesitate to buy it.
Roger Creager  03/05/2005            
Megan
I have seen Roger in concert and loved every second of it! He is an awsome performer! His new live album has worked its way into my favorites list and has not left my CD changer in months.
Roger Creager  02/19/2005            
dwjohnson
Roger Creager is one the up and coming young Texas musicians. He puts on a fun show and has good music to boot. Keep up the good work guys.
Roger Creager  02/16/2005            
Rickey
I don't think I have ever heard anything quite like the sound of Roger Creager! I saw Roger for the first time with Pat Green when they played Blue Cats in Knoxville Tennessee. After the concert I had to buy his "Live across Texas" CD because I loved listening to his music! I can't wait for him to make his way back to Knoxville Tennessee!
Roger Creager  02/15/2005            
rda
awesomeness. is that a word. Rogers live cd is good but his life show is the best. what an entertainer..
Roger Creager  02/14/2005            
Confused
I'm pretty familiar with Roger's stuff. From a previous review, what does "Roger Creager sings about his guns" mean?
Roger Creager  02/14/2005            
Brandon
Now lets calm down here. First, none of your opionions really matter so chill. Secondly, this James feller has some truth. Roger Creager happens to be one of my favorites, along with newcomer Stoney LaRue, Wade Bowen, and Randy Rogers....(new ones at least) Pat Green has left this list because of his new "pop" sound that sucks. But anyways, although I was suprised to hear this guy bashing Roger who is a man of an original, pure, sound and true lyrics, some Texas Music is sadly quickly becoming it's own version of sucky nashville dropouts. But, people like stoney, wade, and roger are saving it. Keep Guy Clark true, and Keith Whitley. These are true song writers. It's the lyrics guys. Remember that. Roger has that.
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