|Roger Girke BLues Organ Trio
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Since 2013 Roger Girke has been collaborating – recording and performing with a new and exciting lineup – the RGB Blues Organ Trio.
The RGB Blues Organ Trio presents a new twist on the Blues/Jazz Philly Organ Trio format and features two of Philly’s best organ trio practitioners – Bill Schilling (organ) and Glenn Ferracone (drums)
The R in the RGB Blues Organ Trio – Journeyman guitarist/singer/writer Roger Girke has played over 3,700 live shows with Slim Pickins (Capitol/Ariola), The Sharks (Elektra), Robert Hazard (RCA), indie artists Gary Allegretto, Sam Cockrell, Richard Bush, Shea Quinn/Jeffrey Gaines, The Limits, Jimmy Pritchard and for the past 15 years Roger has leading The Roger Girke Band performing festivals and venues in the Mid Atlantic states and beyond. Roger and his talented bands were three time International Blues Challenge finalists (top 10 in 2009). Since 2001 Roger has released four critically acclaimed CD’s receiving accolades from writers, broadcasters, fans and promoters worldwide.
The G in the RGB Blues Organ Trio, drummer extraordinaire Glenn Ferracone is a Grammy nominated producer/engineer/drummer and in addition to recording and participating in literally thousands of projects Glenn has also recorded and toured with international organ greats Joey DeFrancesco, Papa John DeFrancesco and international superstar Joe Cocker. Roger and Glenn began work together a number of years ago and in 2013 recorded and produced Roger’s 4th CD release - Piece of Work.
Finally the B in the RGB Blues Organ Trio is Philadelphia organ great Bill Schilling. Bill is a an amazing multi-instrumentalist – having previously played guitar with legendary organists Jimmy Smith and Jimmy McGriff and world wide phenomenon Grover Washington, Jr. For the RGB Blues Organ Trio Bill brings his huge talent covering all the bases – bass and organ in the true organ trio tradition! Bill’s dual hand dexterity, groove and superb note choices move audiences everywhere.
The RGB Blues Organ trio presents a swinging blues-centric reading of original and classic tunesin the organ trio format. Live shows tell the tale – audiences have been mesmerized with this new lineup foot stomping, dancing and grooving is unavoidable. Additionally twelve burning tunes have been recorded March/April 2014 slated for a RGB Blues Organ Trio Summer 2014 release. Another stellar multi-instrumentalist, Tam Sullivan (Washington, DC) joined the trio for these recordings playing Fender Rhoads, Wurlitzer and Acoustic piano and can also join the band on select live performances.