Country, Bluegrass & more!
Roger has over 40 years of playing, teaching & exploring acoustic music of all kinds. He teaches guitar, mandolin, fiddle, ukulele & bass in many styles. His expertise lies in acoustic Americana/roots music, i.e. folk, Country, Bluegrass, Traditional Jazz, Blues, & other styles. Known for his relaxed, genuine teaching style, he can inspire yet not be intimidating.
Roger won 1st place in the National Flatpick Guitar Championship in 1979, placing in the semi-finals on mandolin as well.
Many of Roger's lessons have been published in guitar Player Magazine. One was selected for the book, "Licks & Lessons from the World's Greatest Guitar Players & Teachers". He has written & recorded for many PBS nationally televised, award-winning documentaries.
Join Guitar Cafe for Live Music throughout the week! They offer a special dinner menu along with our regular menu selection on evening events. Every Monday 6- 8 pm is “G.A.S.” ~ the Great American Songbook with the music of the 20’s, 30’s, 40’s & 50’s celebrated by the dynamic duo of Mick Nicholson & Ray Wood. Alternating Wednesday's they offer a Gypsy Jazz Night with the Sinclair Swing Group and the next Wednesday is a Blues Review with Karl Moffitt and Al Alto both 6-8pm. Friday's we have Open Mic 7-9 pm and Saturday evenings are invitational performances with their instructors showcasing their work once a month and local talent highlighted on other Saturdays.