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Buick 6 Biography
Born in 1950 in Brighton, England, Roger remains one of the UK's major exponents of the slide guitar. At the age of 15 he was starting to play at folk clubs in the Brighton area. In 1968, continuing an interest in Country and Delta blues, he started his own club in Lewes, Sussex, with fellow musicians Sam Mitchell and Dick Wardell. The club later moved to Brighton and featured performances by Jo-Ann Kelly and her brother Dave, Simon Preager, Steve Rye, Graham Hine, Andy Fernbach and Tony McPhee (who was later to form the Groundhogs).In 1971 Roger shared the stage with Muddy Waters, and also appeared on the first pyramid stage at Glastonbury. His first album Brighton Belle Blues was recorded by Nick Perls for his US Blue Goose label. Nick was a key figure on the american blues trail, rediscovering the likes of Son House and Skip James. Having played his 1935 National Steel Duolian for many years, he now plays an electric resonator guitar of his own design, known colloquially as "The Hub", as well as a steel resonator mandolin presented to him by the AMI company of Munich.Roger is currently gigging with his band Buick 6 as well as doing solo and duo work. His song Home Lovin' Man was recorded by US blues man Eric Bibb on his 2003 album Natural Light .