March 6, 2013
Slide into Langley this Saturday if you’ve got a hankering to hear some Mississippi Delta Blues courtesy of Roy Rogers on his sweet-sounding guitar. The Grammy Award winning artist will appear with the the Delta Rhythm Kings at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 9 at Mukilteo Roasters Café in the Woods in Langley.
Out in the woods off Crawford Road the coffee house always has something brewing, including its roasting room stage where folks can enjoy music among the burlap sacks of aromatic coffee beans. It’s a cool place to see a show and the perfect setting for the likes of Rogers and the Kings.
Rogers is considered one of the world’s premier slide guitarists performing today. His album, “Split Decision,” was recorded with the Delta Rhythm Kings and released by Blind Pig in 2009.
In May 2011, Rogers released a collaboration with The Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek entitled ‘Translucent Blues’ which is also available on Blind Pig which debut number six on Billboard’s charts, and reached number one on the American Roots Rock Chart in 2012.
With eight Grammy nominations to his name, Rogers has gained fame not only for his stellar songwriting, but also as a record producer who has worked for some of greatest blues recording artists of our time, including John Lee Hooker, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott and Bonnie Raitt.
Get dinner, a glass of wine or an excellent cup of coffee and dessert in the café first and then head into the roasting room for the show from 7 to 9 :30 p.m.
Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at Brown Paper Tickets.
Mukilteo Coffee Roasters is at 5331 Crawford Road, off Highway 525 in Langley. Visit Mukilteo Coffee Roasters for more info.
(Pictured at top is Mississippi Delta Blues slide guitar aficionado Roy Rogers plays the Roasters March 9. (Photo courtesy of Roy Rogers website.)