2012 Artist Lineup

Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers

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Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers have not only redefined what mainstream radio would have the public believe “Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers (RCPM) are proof that the crazy, reckless, restless, swaggering soul of American rock is still burning a hole in the night skyguitars blaze, quake and quiver, drums slip, thud and thunder with killer melodies and hooks and the occasional reggae or mariachi rhythm laced through the middle to keep it all honest and interesting.” β€” Paste Magazine Roger Clyne doesn’t like serving the musical version of junk food. “I like to put a little more heart into my cooking than that,” Clyne said. For over a decade, Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers have avoided unnecessary additives, preservatives and sugary substances that may initially be satisfying, but ultimately provide no sustenance. Instead, they have been serving up nothing but uncompromised, unadulterated, pure rock-n-roll. RCPM have stuck to their credo of letting art lead commerce by mixing relentless guitar licks, four part harmonies and thought-provoking lyrics. Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers have released six consecutive albums that have debuted in the top 10 on Billboard’s Internet Sales chart, the first independent band to ever accomplish that feat. Two of those albums, 1999′s Honky Tonk Union and 2004′s Β‘Americano!, debuted at #1. That streak of creating timeless rock music continues with RCPM’s long awaited sixth studio album, Unida Cantina. Roger Clyne, guitarist Jim Dalton, drummer PH Naffah and bassist Nick Scropos are renowned as one of the tightest, most exciting live acts on the road today. Over the past year, The Peacemakers have toured the U.S. several times over, traveled south of the border to play in Mexico and completed their first ever tour of the United Kingdom. The energy between the band members, experience and comradeship shine on Unida Cantina, the most upbeat and collaborative effort yet for the band. “It’s been 3 years since we’ve released a studio album,” Clyne said. “During that time, we’ve incorporated Jim Dalton into RPCM and he brings a unique magic to our chemistry. It took some time to know ourselves again. It’s always a challenge to remain consistent without being predictable; to create something novel, but not novelty; to appreciate success without becoming complacent. With “Unida Cantina,” we took our time and poured our hearts into it. Now that we’re ready to share it. it’s almost a rebirth for me.”

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