BOBBY LEE RODGERS Releases Exciting New Album SLED on 4/23

Article Contributed by Woody Graber | Published on Thursday, April 18, 2019

Well-known guitarist, singer and songwriter Bobby Lee Rodgers, a founding member and creative force behind The Codetalkers with Col. Bruce Hampton, is set to release his newest solo effort Sled. Filled with New Orleans style Funk mixed with a sprinkling of smooth soulful sounds, the 9-song album will be available for download Tuesday April 23rd on most popular sites.

Sled is a funk charged musical experience that is sure to keep your toes tapping.  Rodgers’ fingers fly across the fretboard creating unique sounds that pour from his Leslie speakers and create the perfect complement to his velvet growl.  From the first song “Invisible Prison” all the way to the haunting mystery of “Body In The Lake,” Rodgers never fails to bring his musical vision to the listener.  He shows his playful side with “California Shorts,” “Surfin’ With The Spy” and “Steve Mcstar” then slips into the politically charged “Electronic President.”  Yet he can still bring the romance with the beautiful tender ballad “U” or greeting a long lost friend in “Long Time.”  And through it all his virtuoso guitar licks carry it all home and tie it all together.

Rodgers fuses rock, funk, jazz and blues into a magical musical tapestry. He was one of the youngest instructors of Jazz Studies with the prestigious Berklee College of Music yet it is performing that absolutely fuels his energy.  Whether playing his originals or capturing sounds of the jazz culture, Bobby Lee Rodgers can truly be called one of the new modern day guitar greats.

Bobby Lee Rodgers newest solo album Sled featuring the Bobby Lee Rodgers Trio will be available Tuesday, April 23rd on iTunes. Spotify and most other download sites.  CDs are available through CD Baby and Bandcamp.  The album was produced for Long Song Records by Rodgers and engineered by Andrew Yeomanson.  The Bobby Lee Rodgers trio includes Bobby Lee Rodgers on guitar and vocals along with the two Brians, Brian Tate on bass and Brian Lange on drums.

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