Foghat: 1975 -1992, 2005-Present
Birthday: September 13thBand Affiliations:
Randy & the Radiants (Memphis Stax Musicians)
Roger Earl's Foghat
Background"I guess I started playing music when I was about 7 or 8 years old. I began with piano, tried trumpet and then moved on to drums. I stuck with that for about three years, but I wanted to be out front, so I took up the bass. It was the best of both worlds. I played in some local Connecticut bands that did pretty well. One in particular, Swan, turned out some great players. Like Bobbi Torrello and Joe Kelly who went on to play with Johnny Winter and Ike and Tina Turner. We toured the country and had a great time. Then in '75 I joined up with Foghat and I've been rockin on and off with them since then. Playing in a great rhythm section just can't be beat, because you gotta capture the groove, or nothing else counts. Over the course of the last 30 years, I have achieved a wide range of styles and capabilities. I've been fortunate enough to work fairly extensively with some of the world's best players covering a range of styles including blues, rock, country and R&B."
Today"I live in the greater Philadelphia area with my wife and 14 yr. old son. When I'm not out with Foghat, I play with some great local musicians. I'm also having the time of my life mentoring my son's middle school rock band, Comic Book Heroes."
Musical InfluencesJames Jameson, Barry Oakley, Larry Graham and Willie Dixon "I place a strong emphasis on capturing the right groove for whatever type of tune I'm playing. You've got to lay the road down before you can drive on it."
Performance ExperienceSignificant live performance experience, averaging 150- 200 shows per year in venues ranging in size from nightclubs to stadiums.
Performed live with Foghat for MTV's first full-length concert video.
Recorded well known live broadcasts, such as "Live from the Chicago Amphitheater" and "The King Biscuit Flower Hour."
Opened and closed shows with everyone from Aerosmith to ZZ Top.
Featured in numerous videos and live and recorded television broadcasts and special events.
Played withMuddy Waters, Willie Dixon, John Lee Hooker, Elvin Bishop, Johnny Winter, Leslie West, Rick Derringer and The Memphis Stax Musicians, to name a few.
Toured withAerosmith, Beach Boys, Blue Oyster Cult, BTO, Heart, J. Geils Band, Journey, Kansas, Lynard Skynard, Molly Hatchet, Ted Nuget, Outlaws, Joe Perry Project, Queen, REO Speedwagon, Rush, Bob Seger, Styx, Sweet, Van Halen, Johnny Winter, Whitford St. Holmes, ZZ Top, and many more.
|Night Shift 1976||LIVE 1977||Stone Blue 1978|
|Boogie Motel 1979||Tight Shoes 1980||Girls To Chat 1981|
|Buck Dharma 1982||Best Of Vol.1 1991||Best Of Vol.2 1992|
|King Biscuit 1999||Decades Live 2003|