John Scott-Young, Zach Sims
Kansas City, MO, 64111
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Roger Jaeger is a singer/songwriter/instrumentalist based in Nashville, TN.
After a long journey spanning two continents, discovering heartache and joy, enduring sickness and healing, laying down dreams and picking them up again, he is preparing to release his full-band debut album, "Beacon." As his first release since 2004, it has been a long-time coming. The songs stay very true to Jaeger's own life experiences, dealing largely with brokenness and recovery.
Substitute teacher and guitar instructor by day and performing musician by night, Jaeger is in the process of recording songs for his long-time-coming second full length album, to be released sometime this fall. He released his first solo project, "Sunrise" in May 2004, and has put out several demos since.
This Tulsa native began writing songs and performing at the pimple-faced age of 13. He shortly thereafter recorded his first album, "Hollow," with a band called Swept, which received some local radio play and saw regional success. The band dispersed shortly after opening for Skillet in 2002. Roger then hit Tulsa's coffeehouse scene, adopting a more acoustic sound. He continued until 2004, when he moved to Nashville to attend Belmont University. In 2005 he left Belmont and moved to Pune, India, where he studied sitar and Indian classical music.
"Roger has an amazing sensitivity in his songwriting which is equally complimented by his outstanding live performances. He has a deep brooding way with words and uses a fascinating array of broken chords and guitar tunings to lay the foundation for his hauntingly-beautiful melodies. Watch this guy, he's making all the right noises!" -Rob Greaney, Dragonfly Arts and Music