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JBR Nominated for THREE International Blues Music Awards

Nominated for three 2017 International Blues Music Awards

* Best Contemporary Blues Band * Best Contemporary Blues Song (Change) * Best Independent Blues Contemporary CD

Change was written about the divide happening in Maple Ridge surrounding the homeless situation. Oddly enough I wrote this song 20 minutes before my studio session and it's now up for 'Best Contemporary Blues Song'.

Cheers to the blues!


Dustin Harder
Dustin Harder  (11 months ago)

That's awesome how it sometimes all works out eh. Congrats James and team.

Nominated for 2014 Juno Award 'Blues Album of the Year'

Yesterday I flew to Toronto for the 2014 Juno Nominee press release party. Had a great time and met a bunch of cool new people! http://junoawards.ca/nominees-2014/

Vote for James 'Buddy' Rogers & Tom Lavin at the 2014 Maple Blues Awards!!

Vote for James 'Buddy' Rogers & Tom Lavin


Categories: - James 'Buddy' Rogers - 'New Artist or Group of the Year' - Tom Lavin (Producer of James Buddy Rogers new CD) - 'Blues with a Feeling Award - Lifetime Achievement'

New Artist Or Group Of The Year: Group or individual, new to the national blues scene, who has made considerable advances artistically and/or commercially during the eligibility period. The nominee should be performing under its/his/her name on a regular basis and must not have been nominated in any Maple Blues Awards category previously. The award recognizes the group or individual.

** James Buddy Rogers was also a nominee for the 2013 Blues Blast Music Awards in Chicago and the 2013 Western Canadian Music Awards in Calgary. James also won the 2012 BLEWZZY for 'Best Blues CD'.

2013 Blues Blast Music Award Voting NOW OPEN

Voting for the 2013 BBMA is now open. You can vote until August 31, 2013. James 'Buddy' Rogers latest CD 'My Guitar's My Only Friend' was nominated in 'NEW ARTIST DEBUT RELEASE' category. You can vote for James for FREE at http://www.thebluesblast.com/bbma/2013/vote.php

You do not have to vote for every category unless you want to. Thanks for your support!

2013 Western Canadian Music Award Nomination!

June 18th, 2013 our latest CD was nominated for 'Blues Recording of the Year' at the 2013 WCMA Awards - read more at http://breakoutwest.ca/2013-wcmas/

2012 Best Blues CD

Earlier this year our new CD was voted #2 Blues CD in Canada on Blind Lemon Charts. Just in from the USA we won the Blewzzy Award for Best Blues CD of 2012! http://www.mary4music.com/Intro.html

Thanks to everyone for their support! More music to come. 'stay tuned!'

- James

Saturday Feb 16 Powder Blues & James Buddy Rogers SOLD OUT

Happy to announce another sell out with my good friends 'The Powder Blues'. We have a show coming March 30 at the Cascades Casino. Check the shows for more info!

New CD - My Guitar's My Only Friend Available Now!

You can grab your copy of the new CD and a T-shirt at www.jamesbuddyrogers.com or grab some MP3's on iTunes at http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/my-guitars-my-only-friend/id557967755

Thanks for the support!

Cheers to the blues. James B Rogers

My Guitar's My Only Friend - CD Release!

Available September 15, 2012!

Recording Update!

I will be in the studio next week before I head out on the road to get another step closer to finishing the CD. Things are sounding great and it is a honor to spend so much time in the studio with Tom Lavin & Ken Burke. Blue Wave Studio is an AWESOME place to record and mix. There are samples of rough mixes currently on my Reverbnation page of what we have been up to for this record, my Youtube channel has produced nearly 100,000 views on videos featuring rough mixes from this CD. Once the mastered mixes are released I will be posting samples of the entire CD for everyone to check out. I really hope everyone digs this CD as much as I do. Until next time .. Cheers to the blues! - james