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James 'Buddy' Rogers / Press

“Rogers offers a mixture of folkish, sensitive love ballads. “You Belong” and “By My Side” could easily be tracks from one of Eric Clapton’s solo projects.”

“James has rounded up a brilliant recording, with an elegant final production by James himself, which clearly shows he is an artist who has forged himself after many years in the blues world. GREAT.”

“James himself is an excellent guitarist with a pleasant voice. In addition, also a singer/songwriter qualities placed in the spotlight on this CD.”

“By My Side has a razor-sharp set of rocking blues that show Rogers to be a talented guitarist and a strong vocalist.”

“By My Side features 10 originals showing Rogers to be a strong song writer to go along with his top notch guitar and pleasing vocals.”

“James’ clean guitar lines are a real pleasure to hear and the album repays repeated listening.”

“This guitarist, singer, songwriter, has a hit on his hands. Buddy’s playing is fabulous. Never too much, always just right.”

“Rogers’ recent CD, By My Side, is a razor-sharp set of rocking blues that show him to be a talented guitarist and a strong vocalist.”

Graham Clarke - Friday Blues Fix Blog

“James Buddy Rogers album 'By My Side' is well worth investigating.”

“By My Side, from James "Buddy" Rogers is strong! Rogers vocals are soulful and fitting.”

“A nice varied album with blues, rock and pop influences.”

“James “Buddy” Rogers writes, plays, And sings his blues straight from the heart. “By My Side” comes from a bluesman who’s been around, and who’s sho’ nuff here to stay!”

“His latest album "By My Side" proves James 'Buddy' Rogers is more than the average talent. Not only as an excellent guitarist but equally as songwriter.”

“A blistering set of guitar based blues here from a truly talented player. Some fine and fierce blues in these grooves.”

“A seasoned guitar veteran on the blues scene, you can hear his maturity by not overplaying, but selecting his notes carefully and letting each song breath nicely. James ‘Buddy’ Rogers is proving to be a blues powerhouse, making his music truly worth a spin over and over again.”

“The title track, “Can’t Get You Off My Mind”, “Goin’ Down” and “Hell To Pay” are top notch blues rock offering and I’m sure the Juno Awards will be knocking at his door again.”

“Rogers is a solid guitarist and vocalist...and a top-notch songwriter.' By My Side' is a keeper and the "Real Deal" One of those albums that has that timeless quality that will never grow old. Give it a listen. You will not be disappointed.”

“Rogers is a great singer and plays the guitar with so much talent and good taste.”

“'By My Side' is a hit album!”

“JBR brings a very beautiful new album 'By My Side' out. The album is very pleasant on the ears and has a good variety of tempo's and types of songs.”

“Definitely worth checking out James 'Buddy' Rogers. We had to listen again to repeat the great album!”

“One of those works in which it is not bored for a moment with pieces neither too short nor too long.”

“When white boys in west Canada get the blues, some sound like the got them on the west side of Chicago. And they get nominated for every award in sight when they really get those guitar slinging blues.”

“Rogers is in fine form with his three kings guitar style and his solid vocals. Rogers’ ability to set relationship stories to catchy tunes might just get him noticed again at awards time.”

"Nominated for Blues Album"

2016 Fraser Valley Music Awards

“Nominated for 2014 Maple Blues Awards 'New Artist or Group of the Year'”

“Nominated for 2013 Blues Blast Music Award 'New Artist Debut Release'”

“Nominated for 'Blues Recording of the Year' - 2013 WCMA Awards”

“Buddy’s Walk simply smokes right out of the gate”

“James "Buddy" Rogers has paid his dues, and it shows.”

“James 'Buddy' Rogers could be qualified as a dream made true. James is an able musician gifted with a fine style and, the most important thing, he attracts audiences.”

“My Guitar’s My Only Friend might be his third album, which often is the peak for a rock band, but it seems like a beginning. ”

“With the new year just just about five weeks away, it shouldn't be much longer than that before we'll be hearing about the 2013 Blues Music Award Nominations and it wouldn't shock me in the least if I saw "My Guitar's My Only Friend" by James "Buddy' Rogers as a nominee in the Best New Artist Debut Category.”

“With passion and vigor, the debut album from James 'Buddy' Rogers shines a new light on the blues, and the exposure is bright, illuminating one of Canada's hottest young blues exports on the scene today.”

“This is some high caliber Canadian blues ! Johnny Zee co host of Rollin & Tumblin with the blues on www.cfcr.ca Sakatoon's community radio station!”

Johnny Zee co host of Rollin & Tumblin - www.cfcr.ca Sakatoon's community radio station!

“One of the first things that will catch your attention on "My Guitar's My Only Friend", is James "Buddy" Rogers extraordinary Guitar playing, which comes from over 25 years of playing ...”

“Tone to the bone and phrasing from Blues heaven, James “Buddy” Rogers delivers with a sweet voice and a big bounce!”

BillieBoy Lucas (CHLY 101.7FM) - James Buddy Rogers - My Guitar's My Only Friend

“... the guitar playing is top notch modern blues. The whole band is strong, but this is Rogers’ album and he is the star musically.”

“Blame It On The Blues, another swing style blues has a real nice groove and Rogers demonstrates his abilities as a singer and player to be reckoned with.”

““If I wasn’t a huge fan I’d have never produced his album. Buddy’s blues guitar ranks with the very best.””

Tom Lavin - Powder Blues

“I had to get to Pat's Pub in Vancouver, to interview James “Buddy” Rogers and check out his band's show. Both were great! Well worth the rushing around. I met James carrying his Kinglsey amp into the bar. The highlights for me were when they played their originals, or Rogers' channelled Jimmie Vaughan! I also went to CD Baby and picked up the two James “Buddy” Rogers CDs. At $2.49 USD each, they are a steal, and great discs!”

“Buddy Rogers is a fantastic young blues player”

“A fine guitarist with a good variety of blues and rock tones who swings well and understands playing in the pocket, which is not true for everyone (to say the least).”

Bruce Iglauer - Alligator Records - James 'Buddy' Rogers

“Rogers is a very good singer and guitar player with an excellent group of musicians behind him, something more people are beginning to realize as this disc is climbing well on the Roots Music Report charts.”

“It’s hard not to hear Rogers and think of Albert King. They have a similar liquid funkiness to their playing.”

“If you mixed Robert Cray, Buddy Guy and JW Jones into a blender and took the result down to Antones in Austin , Texas, the result would sound like James “Buddy” Rogers.”