NEW ORIGINAL SONG "THE SPARK" on the Original Music page!
NEXT PERFORMANCES: Helwig Summer Series Concerts 2014:
Excited to be providing pre-concert entertainment for Helwig Winery this summer! Great people, great food, great times and, of course, great wine!
Jul 12th – Little River Band
Aug 23th – Parrotheads “#1 Jimmy Buffet Celebration"
Sep 13th – Pablo Cruise
Sep 27th – Gregg Rolie “Santana & Journey Hall of Fame”
The menu above gives access to my creative alter egos: musician and song writer, performer and philsopher. Listen to my Original Music on the menu above, and learn about my new CD of originals, "The Ghost Inside". I love to play the old great rock and roll tunes of my life and share it with others with my classic rock one-man-band show, aka the Rock Minstrel. Finally, Philosophy is my greatest passion. and the selection above sends you to a site dedicated to that subject.
My recorded songs are performed by a virtual "one-man-band", where I arrange the song, sing and play all the instrumental parts on multiple tracks, engineer, record, mix and master it. And promote it here! You can hear the results on the "Original Music" page. My material tends toward meaningful lyrical expression and melodic composition. Most of my newest songs have a strong spiritual side as I reach for the heart of Jesus every day. Given that, I am a rock guy at heart, and my tunes reflect the diversity of this great art form (my latest song, "Take a Deep Breath" is playing now, pause button at bottom of page), including many of my spiritually influenced songs. I really don't know how to characterize my original music, so you will just have to take a listen for yourself.
I am also a professional performing musician, specializing in classic rock. The "Rock Minstrel" page will give you more info about this fun and rewarding part of my life. True to form with my original music, I perform as a one-man-rock&roll-band, playing "rock for the ages" with my keyboard backing me up. Many consider my singing voice my greatest strength, but I have specialized in performing the guitar heroes of the past (and present), including Jimi Hendrix, Carlos Santana, Eric Clapton, Billy Gibbons, John Fogerty, and many others. I also play keyboards, and pay tribute to Michael McDonald, Elton John, and yet others. I play the music I love, and love the music I play, and try to make these great songs live again in every performance by playing them from the heart. I have a complete sound system, professional lighting, and love to entertain and have a good time with fun loving people! Having a party or other social occasion in NorCal? Classic rock? Contact the Rock Minstrel!
Learn about Michael's new spiritual philosophy book, "The Truth About Truth". This idea has profound implications to our minds, hearts and lives.
Be a Blessing!
Michael Dean Rogers