Roger "Hurricane" Wilson
Roger "Hurricane" Wilson, Kennesaw, GA
Genre: Blues Rock
“This guy plays some great blues!”
“Roger “Hurricane” Wilson is of tomorrow’s blues generation”
“Not since seeing Luther Allison have I experienced such energy from any other artist”
…Sam Veal, Springing The Blues Festival - Jacksonville Beach, FL
“I was there on both occasions … once when Roger stood toe to toe and held his own with Stevie Ray Vaughn, and the other time with Albert Collins.
2015 - Oklahoma Blues Hall of Fame Inductee
2006 - Jacksonville Beach Key to the City presented for Blues in the Schools and Hurricane Relief.
Roger Wilson was born in Newark, New Jersey and his first guitar lesson was in January 1963 at age nine. Having played professionally since 1972, he started the "Roger Wilson Band" in 1978, which opened for both Albert Collins, and 38 Special, before breaking up in 1983.
Wilson had a parallel career in broadcasting, undertaking weekend work at the local AM radio station, WGUN, a job which lasted for 12 years. In 1986, he obtained full-time employment with CNN that lasted a decade. Roger has toured the world performing with his band and also solo. In 2006 while attending the “Springing The Blues” festival in Jacksonville Beach, FL, Roger was given the Key To The City for his participation in Blues In The Schools in Jacksonville area schools and hurricane relief. Roger is also a blues DJ and has been involved with the nationwide Blues in the Schools Program. With over forty years of teaching guitar lessons to beginners and advanced players alike, along with over twenty CD’s on the market, Roger “Hurricane” Wilson has made his own mark on the music world and currently resides in Kennesaw, GA.
If you like guitar driven blues rock, fluid and intricate finger style guitar picking, and emotional , you are at the right place. With over forty years of teaching guitar lessons to beginners and advanced players alike, along with over twenty CD’s on the market, Roger “Hurricane” Wilson has made his own mark on the music world. The legendary Les Paul once said about Roger “This guy plays some great blues.” Atlanta treasure Francine Reed stated that, Roger “Hurricane” Wilson is a force to be reckoned with.” With over a million miles under his belt, and having shared the stage with such notable artists as B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Hubert Sumlin, Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, Charlie Musselwhite, and many more, Roger “Hurricane” Wilson is just getting started.