Roger “Hurricane” Wilson

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October 2016

Legendary Blues Guitarist, Singer & Songwriter

Roger “Hurricane” Wilson will be joining us in October as one of our Artists-in-Residence.  We are excited to have Mr. Wilson working with the PSE students in their music classes.

Mr. Wilson has served in many roles over the course of his expansive career in the music industry.  He has worked not only as a musician, but also as a singer, songwriter, record label owner, educator, DJ, and music journalist, among other roles.

The consummate music fan himself, Mr. Wilson’s life has been marked by music from his earliest memories.  His musical influences read like a Who’s Who of modern music history, including:  Elvis, the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Aretha Franklin, The Doors, and The Allman Brothers, among many, many others.  He is truly a musician’s musician.

Mr. Wilson started playing guitar at the age of nine.  His professional career started in 1972 and in 1978 he started the Roger Wilson Band.  He was given his famous moniker, “Hurricane,” in 1993 by his soon-to-be producer for his reputation for blowing into town along with his experience of living through  hurricane Donna in 1960 as a child.

Over the years he has played with many legendary musicians, including:  Les Paul, Stevie Ray Vaughn, BB King, Buddy Guy, Taj Mahal, and Edgar Winter.  He has released 14 albums, and his most recent one, Live at the 2015 Rentiesville Dusk ’til Dawn Blues Festival, was released earlier this year.

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