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Nelson
Rogers

From hip-hop beats to Blues, Classic Rock, R&B, Ballads, Country, and Southern Rock, Alternative rock and for his new targeted audience, new Christian & Gospel music. Nelson as vocalist/keyboards and drummer creates a multi-layered storm of sound that floats over the solid bass & drum rhythm section.

Nelson is from Central California and has inherited much of his musical abilities from both his parents, which were both successful professional musicians and songwriters. Do a search of his father "Weldon Rogers"and you will soon realize music lives in the blood, (hereditary)and this is where he came from. Nelson's father was also the guy who was co-responsible for starting the recording career of Roy Orbison.

Nelson's first instrument was drums. He was given his first drum kit at age seven. He practiced 4 hours each day after school while the other boys were playing baseball. At the ripe old age of eleven years old his mother, (Wanda Faye) hired him in her country western band. During Nelson's teen years he joined several rock bands, had a lot of fun playing, but it simply did not pay as well as country music did in that era. It was not long before he found a working Country Rock band by the name of Moonshine Express. Nelson played nite clubs full-time, five nights per week, for years. Soon after, he mastered the drums with a confident and flashy style. Vocally, Nelson started as a back-up singer. Then, he learned to sing harmony. Singing, while playing drums at the same time, was much more challenging and enjoyable for Nelson.

It wasn't long before the band started asking him to sing more and more songs. Most drummers back then did not sing much,if at all. Next, he picked up on rhythm guitar and started writing a few songs. Then, in his early twenties, he took piano lessons from his mother and soon developed and fell in love with that honky-tonk piano sound.

Nelson's first instrument was drums. He was given his first drum kit at age seven. He practiced 4 hours each day after school while the other boys were playing baseball. At the ripe old age of 11 years old Nelson joined the local musician's union as his mother, ( Wanda Faye) hired him in her country western band. During Nelson's teen years he joined several rock bands, had a lot of fun playing, but it simply did not pay as well as country music did in that era. It was not long before he found a working Outlaw Country Rock band by the name of "Moonshine Express". He played nite clubs with the "Dealer's Choice Band" Tues.-Sat. and Sunday & Monday nights he played with anther band by the name of "County Lite".