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September 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm$10 – $15
So what would bring someone to call Roger Salloom “America’s best unknown songwriter”?
Well first you need to get to know Roger a little better…
Roger Salloom was in the center of the 1960s San Francisco psychedelic scene, playing the Fillmore with Santana, Van Morrison, BB King and Procul Harum. In the 1970s he moved to Nashville to pursue songwriting, then disappeared for 20 years to raise a family as a single parent and draw a syndicated cartoon.
Imagine Jack Kerouac, John Belushi, Lord Buckley, Lenny Bruce, The Diggers, and throw in Leadbelly, Jimmy Reed, Lonnie Johnson, Geoff Muldaur, Dan Penn…all rolled into one person, and you have a glimpse of this poet, singer-songwriter. Salloom performed with The Band, Steve Forbert, Doc Watson, John Prine, to name a few.
A cross between blues, roots, Americana, country, and soul, Salloom always speaks from his heart. He has a self-deprecating, humorous, everyman quality, mixed with a powerful sensitivity and depth of character.
Roger’s music appeared on the Grammy Ballot in 16 categories in the last 3 years.
“Superb” Rolling Stone Magazine
“…The writing talent of Dylan or Guthrie… musical genius…hilarious and tragic, kindhearted and careless, all the complexities of a real human being.” IMDb
“A hybrid of Dylan and McCartney” Kevin Matthews, Fufkin.com
Roger Salloom’s voice quickly suggests a comparison to early Bob Dylan, but it’s this vet’s penchant for telling a great story that puts him in the same category. Time Out New York
“…the most seductive singer ever to seduce these jaded ears.
He’ll massage your worries into next week.”
“A musician’s musician, if you like John Hiatt or Rodney Crowell, you’ll like Salloom.” City View, Des Moines Iowa
Roger’s hit video, Don’t Let My Country Wash Away, on Facebook and at this writing sits at over 264,000 views and with all sites in consideration it is at a total of about 275,000. The same song has another 100,000 streams on Spotify, iTunes, Apple et al .
Roger has about 400,000 streams of various tunes on Spotify, Pandora et al