By the time Roger had turned thirteen he had already played his first gig. Performing alongside his father and uncle, he would be forced to wait in the kitchen between sets because he was too young to be in the bar. It was an excellent opportunity to learn his chops though and it left him with a passion to be a musician.
Currently Roger is covering mile after mile on the Fred Eaglesmith bus where he is the band's electric and pedal steel guitar player. On the Eaglesmith bus, Marin has once again found himself learning his chops, though this time as a songwriter. Sharing 210 square feet with fellow singer/songwriters Fred Eaglesmith and Willie P Bennett has finally paid off. In fact, co-writes with both will appear on his debut CD "Roger Marin".
The CD, which is also produced by Marin, features 12 tracks giving insight to the mechanics and road warriors he was raised with. Marin is no stranger to the rough men and tough lifestyle he writes about. A mechanic himself, he has spent his fair share of time masked in grease and has even been known to crawl under the Eaglesmith bus on occasions when it breaks down.
These days Roger has his own travel plans to arrange though. With the release of "Roger Marin" he will be touring with his own band (Phil Bosley on bass and Rod Standish on guitar and Matt Keighan on drums).
The 27 year old has worked with the likes of Willie Nelson, Junior Brown, Del McCoury, and Delbert McClinton.
While Roger's fulltime job is backing the songs of others he has recently changed gears from sideman to frontman.
It's not just the miles under Roger's shoes that measure how far he's come.
Check out the artist's website:
1. Worn Out Soles
3. Bachyard Mechanic
4. Bar of Broker Hearts
5. Gettin' Over You
6. Whiskey In Jars
7. Thankful For You
8. I Ain't Crazy
9. The Miles Back Home To You
10. Broken White Lines
11. It Breaks My Heart