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About the Band

Three albums into an epic fourteen year ride, the Shane Rogers Band continues to evolve and grow their unique West Texas sound.

Shane Rogers grew up in the small West Texas town of Canyon, just south of Amarillo. Like the wind and rain that shaped the nearby Palo Duro, the song-craft of Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, and Merle Haggard cut and fashioned Shane's soul with stories of honky tonks, hard living, and bad women.

After eight years in the Marine Corps, Shane returned to West Texas. He painted homes with his father during the day and worked as a bouncer at a local club by night. The house band would invite Rogers up to sing a few tunes on occasion, and eventually asked him to join as lead singer. Since then, Shane has opened for acts like the Cross Canadian Ragweed, Pat Green, Jason Boland, and the Blue Oyster Cult.

The Shane Rogers Band has released three albums since 2003. The latest album, “Betrayed” came out in 2013. “Dixie” opens the album with Shane’s smooth tone and southern rhythm. The song blends country and rock, ending in a wailing guitar solo employing killer pinch harmonics and pentatonic scales. It is a commentary on southern life, with stories of hard living and a deep rooted love for tradition.

“A Song About a Train” comes next, and changes the pace with a failed love as the main antagonist. It is a heartfelt, up-tempo ballad about moving on, staying the course and becoming a better man in the process.

Journey through "Betrayed" with Shane, share in his run-ins with crazy love, lost love, found love, and experience a whole range of emotions that evolve with each successive track.

Shane Rogers

Vocals

Thomas Walker

Lead Guitar / Harmony

Kevin Bruce

Drums / Harmony

Shane Rogers’ voice just has the perfect balance of country and blues. It feels like he can take just about any song to either place. Maybe he cuts every song with two different arrangements: a country standard version and a bluesy gospel. Then he figures out how to merge the two into one. The short choppy guitar licks on “Betrayed” almost make it feel like a duet. They’re just as sorrow and down & out as Rogers’ country croon.

- Thomas D. Mooney, New Slang