Darrell Elmer Rodgers has been writing and performing songs in his own unique folk-blues style for 40 years. His songs reflect the life and times of so many of his generation that some call him "The Bard of the Baby Boomers". He calls himself a Folk-Blues Philosopher.
His voice is deep and rich and his words witty - like hearing Johnny Cash vocals of John Prine lyrics. Yet, he has style all his own.
Born in Virginia, he has lived in Utah, California, and now Arizona. He is a Vietnam Era veteran (US Navy - at sea and in Iceland), a survivor of both marriage and divorce, a proud Father and Grand Pa, and a Baha'i.
Darrell Elmer Rodgers tries to remain always in good humor though some days are better than others. He likes to say: "Comedy is funny stuff to make you laugh, but HUMOR is laughing at stuff that ain't funny."
In 2008 he met bassist Rick Heyman and together they recorded his "Plain and Simple" album containing 13 of his many songs. It's available via http://darrellsongs.com (both by download and on CD). On his website you will also find "Woodstock Generation" his latest full album and "Six Songs from Tucson" featuring The Darrell Elmer Rodgers Trio, which includes drummer Michael Parker. The trio has performed throughout Arizona and has appeared many times at the Tucson Folk Festival.
More songs to come....(working on TWO new albums!)