Rockin' Roger - Bass

When not playing with China Cats, Roger plays a range of styles on electric and upright bass, He has performed or recorded with Everyone Orchestra, David Nelson, Frank Wakefield, Michael Kang, Stu Allen and Mars Hotel, Melvin Seals, Mark Karan, Chris Berry, Aaron Redner, Jason Crosby, Henry Kaiser, James Nash, David Gans, Sunshine Becker, and Rob Barraco. He currently performs in several Bay Area projects including Painted Mandolin (with Matt Hartle, Larry Graff, and Joe Craven). 

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San Jose Mercury News:
“Every time The China Cats play a song, it’s a new experience. We’re not playing the 1973 version of the song or the ’79 or the ’92 version. We’re playing the 2017 version of the song," Hartle said. "On these tunes, anything can happen. There are certain things that are specific, and certain things that are wide open to interpretation. It’s never about going back. It’s always looking to the present moment that we’re having."

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March 13, 2020
Toot's Tavern
Crockett, CA

Check out video of the 2nd set of Melvin Seals with the China Cats at the Sweetwater 2/23/2018:


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March 20, 2020
Michael's on Main
Soquel, CA