““Deguello Motel” – Roger Alan Wade – Simple, brilliantly-written country song that is impossible to skip through.”
“Entertainer of the Year – I don’t normally consider a Hall of Fame member for a current title, as those guys don’t play out a lot, but there is one that still playing 10-20 times a month. When he does play, he mesmerizes his audiences with HIS songs. He has an immense following and it shows at every performance. They just can’t get enough of Roger Alan Wade. He is as humble as they come, super-talented, and is a true entertainer in every sense of the word. Actually, I wrote a column (click here) awhile back about the magic in the stage floor. (Be sure and come back to this column if you go to read it!)”
“The Poetic Life of Roger Alan Wade: Inspired, Grateful and Very Young”
"The first time I heard old Roger…..Nickel back and Ce-low didn’t mean a damn thing to me!"
“Roger Alan Wade is an American treasure and one of the greatest songwriters we have.”
“I’m happier now than I’ve ever been in my life. But I’m basically the same as I’ve always been, I’m just not drunk or wired. I was a functioning drunk, and I could have continued on and got by with it because you use it as a crutch. You use your music as an excuse to get by with it. “I’m a musician, I’m a writer so I can do this.” I was just so so fortunate, because I could have gone on as a functioning drunk, and never experienced the joy I have now in my life, and never got artistically to the point where I am now. Before the possibilities were limited, and now they’re limitless, and that is so exciting. Now I got no excuses.”
"I will put the songwriting of this album up against any. Bring your classic 70′s Texas songwriters, bring the best from BMI’s stables." Deguello Motel is THE album from Roger Alan Wade, the one that brings him out of the shadow of being Johnny Knoxville’s cousin or a writer of silly songs, and puts him in the company of people like Guy Clark and Townes Van Zandt as a premier songwriter. It may have taken Wade 30 years to get here, but however long it was going to take, Wade, and the world, are better for it. Two guns up. Five stars. 9.7 on a 10 scale.