VINYL MUSIC HALL PRESENTS
2 S. Palafox St.
Pensacola, FL, 35202
Doors 8:00 PM (event ends at 11:00 PM)
This event is all ages
Watch & Listen
Roger Creager is an adventurist; he does not like to sit still while the world passes by. Whether it’s climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa, jumping off his boat to snorkel with wild dolphins, snow skiing in the Rockies, catching tuna 100 miles from shore, piloting his airplane to far-off concerts, spear-fishing around oil rigs, scuba diving coral reefs, surfing in Costa Rica, or playing music through the Italian countryside, he tries to get the most out of what the world has to offer. All of this finds its way into Roger’s music and live shows. His passion for life invigorates everyone around him including his fan base. Those who get hooked on his charisma and high energy come back show after show, year after year, and record after record. Creager’s newest record may be his best work yet.
“Surrender”, released Jan 2012, was produced by Lloyd Maines and marks a “back-to-basics” approach for Roger. As always, Roger creates an interesting collection with songs that are very different from each other and will keep the listener’s attention start to finish. He co-wrote all songs except “Redemption Song”, a Bob Marley classic.
Roger is very fortunate that his music career allows him this lifestyle. But he gives it back by putting his life experiences and his infectious high energy and zeal for adventure right back into his songwriting and performances. Creager may travel the world, but he never strays far from his small-town South Texas roots and his music encompasses all of him.
With a voice most often compared to the perfectly blended country stylings of Patty Loveless, Hope Cassity's hauntingly familiar yet refreshingly unique writing style has always set her apart in music city. A town that consistently fills air waves with sound-a-likes, Nashville has opened it's arms to this one-of-a kind fame-worthy singer/songwriter.
A native of Monroeville, Alabama , the town that sparked pulitzer prize winner Harper Lee's creative writing, it's no wonder Hope's vivid imagery and stories turned to love songs by age fifteen. Armed with the ability to draw lyrical pictures, she taught herself to play guitar by ear after learning only a few chords from a high school sweetheart.
Life caught Cassity by surprise a few years later when a series of unexpected tragedies struck her family. A high school drop-out at the time, she somehow gracefully turned into a college graduate and published scholar and proudly proving that adversity would not stand in her way. She turned obstacles into opportunities in Texas and in 2007 released an independent album titled, "Running in November". The project garnered such a large audience that she played to standing room only shows, was nominated as Dallas Best Female Vocalist, filmed her first music video, had tv placements (Discovery Channel) , radio airplay, and set out on a national tour. Her down to earth nature and powerful stage presence captured listeners of all ages. A loyal Texas fanbase developed but Cassity decided to take the leap to music city.
In 2010, her emotional ballad about her grandmother's battle with cancer titled “50 Years” took off on a journey of it's own. Her lyrics were featured last year in the International “Stand UP to Cancer” Campaign which has support from celebrities such as Jake Gyllenhall and Renee Zellwegger. In 2011, her single "Sweet Southern Sun" featuring Grammy Award winning fiddle player Glen Duncan was chosen in the Top 25 for the Nashville Music CIty Songwriter competition. Cassity was amidst the top 10 finalists in a nationwide songwriter search "Songwriter Serenade" in 2012. Hope was weekly winner for both Skye Idol in Peoria, Az and in Whiskey Idol in Nashville, Tn. Currently, her tunes have been playing in rotation in Alabama, Florida, and on Country Music Radio in the U.K. She’s only been in Nashville a short time, but there is already buzz in the industry. Curiosity is building as she releases her debut country album produced by Gary Jannaman and Rory Rositas of Omni Studios.
The project titled “Like a Movie Scene” stretches from powerful ballads like "The Idea Of You" to playful and flirty tracks such as "Romance Me". Cassity's lyrical honesty stands out among a crowd and is simply refreshing and sincere. In addition, the record was thoughtfully layered with exquisite musicianship. The list of A- List players includes greats like Jeff Roach (Keys- Carrie Underwood) Steve Hinson (Steel- Kenny Chesney), Glen Duncan (George Strait, Faith Hill, Patty Lovelees), Jason Schmidt (Drums & Percussion), Matt Anderson, (Bass) and Gary Jannaman ( Producer and Guitars).