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Robin Rogers

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Robin Rogers is an American blues singer.

Music has been Robin Rogers’ consuming passion ever since her days as a teenaged street singer.
In the mid-nineties she got involved with the Charlotte Blues Society. Shortly after that, she met and married fellow musician and Blues lover, Tony Rogers. They performed as an acoustic duo, with Tony playing guitar/dobro and Robin on harmonica and percussion. It wasn’t too long before she was heard by producer/musician, Jim Brock and was asked to do a CD which was released in 2001 entitled “Time For Myself” a contemporary Blues record which contains six originals penned by Robin and Tony.

She was finalist in the Blues Foundation’s International Blues Challenge in 2004 and won the following year’s “Best Self-Produced CD” Award for her sophomore album “Crazy, Cryin’ Blues”.

In 2008 Robin signed with Blind Pig, and her debut release for the label, “Treat Me Right”, was issued in June of that year.

At age 55, and with the release of her second strong release for the Blind Pig Records label, Robin Rogers should be celebrating a successful pinnacle of her career as a blues singer and harp player. But, just a short time before the album appeared in stores, complications from the hepatitis C she had contracted more than two decades ago put her in the hospital, where an inoperable cancerous tumor was discovered in her liver.

Robin Rogers passed away on Friday, December 17, 2010 at her Gastonia, North Carolina home at the too-young age of 55 years.

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  • WilliamNl

    R.I.P. Robin Rogers :( Unlike the worlds of pop and rock, the blues music community is a small one, with artists supporting and collaborating with each other on a regular basis. When one of their community gets sick, blues artists and fans alike gather together to help out; this closeness makes it all the more tragic when blues music loses one of its own. Sadly, we have to report that blues singer Robin Rogers passed away on Friday, December 17, 2010 at her Gastonia, North Carolina home at the too-young age of 55 years. Rogers had been fighting liver cancer for the past few months, even as her critically-acclaimed 2010 album Back In The Fire was making her a star in the blues world. This week Rogers received a well-deserved Blues Music Award nomination as "Contemporary Female Artist of the Year." Source: http://blues.about.com/b/2010/12/19/blues-singer-robin-rogers-r-i-p.htm

    25 Dec 2010 Reply

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