Roger Wallace

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades: 1990s 2000s


Knoxville, Tennessee, USA. Rural country singer-songwriter Roger Wallace originally played harmonica and sang in a series of blues and rock bands as well as working as a specialist blues DJ. However, in 1994 he moved to Austin, Texas, to pursue his first love - country music. He initially took a job at Antone’s Records as a radio promoter and worked as tour manager for Teddy Morgan. Wallace found it difficult to break into the local music scene, until linking with guitarist Jim Stringer at his Sunday night country club. He also worked with Teri Joyce, playing guitar and duetting as part of her Teri And The Tagalongs backing band. Eventually he began to secure his own gigs, as he honed songs derived from the traditional, unabashed style of Randy Travis or George Strait. His 1999 debut album highlighted Wallace’s warm, inviting baritone. Several accomplished Austin musicians contributed, including Stringer, Lisa Pankratz (drums), Elena Fremmerman (fiddle)...

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