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Ron Rogers & The Wailing Wind Announce Release of New CD

23 May

Ron Rogers & The Wailing Wind Announce Release of New CD

It’s been two years since Portland, Oregon, singer-songwriter-guitarist Ron Rogers and his musical sidekicks, the Wailing Wind, released their acclaimed Country & Eastern CD, but for fans of Rogers’ raw and edgy musical tales of the gritty side of life, the wait will be worth it.

Rogers is set to release Ron Rogers & the Wailing Wind on August 6, 2013 – 12 songs that set a new standard of Roots/Americana/Texas roadhouse music.  He’s well steeped in the solid songwriting traditions of rock, blues and country, but applies a strong working-class sensibility and rough-and-tumble imagery to his lyrical craft. His are songs of protest, of pushing back against the establishment, of hard-working hands, and of making the best of a bad situation.

“To get to this recording,” says Rogers, “we’ve continued over the last couple of years to do what we do best – play live, rehearse, record. Songs come at me from all sorts of different directions. I’ve got a band that’s good at grabbing what I’ve got and laying it down without much fuss. It’s all about storytelling to a cool beat and electric guitars. It’s about as much fun as you can have standing up.”

Some of Portland’s finest and well-seasoned musicians make up the Wailing Wind – Dave Grafe on pedal steel guitar, Don Campbell on bass and vocals, and drummer Chris Bond. Since the release of Country & Eastern, the quartet has become tighter than a rusted lug nut and hotter than a habanero.

Rogers’ sixth CD was recorded in his Portland studio and adheres to his love of analog recording. The disciplined songwriter and journeyman engineer is a master at capturing the live feel of a nightclub or concert stage in the studio setting. He saturates recording tape with the passion and inspiration of single-take performances, preferring mood and feeling to note-for-note perfection.


Rogers has also announced the following tour dates:

Friday June 7th Landmark Saloon, 6 pm to 8pm Portland ,OR

Saturday June 8th O’Connors Vault, 8pm to 11pm, Portland, OR

Friday June 14th Fort George Brewery 7pm to 10pm, Astoria, OR

Friday July 5th Landmark Saloon 6pm to 8pm, Portland,OR

Saturday July 13rd Sandy Arts & Crafts Festival, Sandy, OR

Saturday July 20th Trout Lake Inn, Trout Lake Washington

Friday August 2nd Landmark Saloon 6pm to 8pm Portland, OR

Saturday August 3rd O’Connors Vault 8pm to 11pm Portland, OR

Nitro Rewind: NJ & Bristol

11 Jun

Following each NHRA event, John Force Entertainment puts out this internet based show recapping the past race and looking forward to the upcoming NHRA event. These shows feature the pro Top Fuel and Funny Car teams including John Force of course,
with interviews, photos, race footage and updates on the points standings. They also include information on the next ESPN2 broadcast and encourage fans to tune in.

Nitro Rewind plays on NHRA’s You Tube page, as well as This is a relatively new show so they are still in
the process of fine tuning it, but they’ve enjoyed spotlighting different teams, and hope to give the fans some entertaining content in between race events. Feel free to share this link with any friends and family and we hope you enjoy!

Alabama Chrome : World Debut

02 Jun