The artistic style of Roger Sellers is widely accessible. Imagine folk-dance-americana-electric-symphonic fusion, where Philip Glass, Sufjan Stevens, and Joanna Newsom all groove to late night ambient house music in George Martin's living room.
Roger Sellers paints vivid aural landscapes where his multiple-layered instrumentation pierces through the terrain like musicological formations, as they compile higher and higher. Compelled by the splendor projected, you, the listener climbs to the top of Roger's finely crafted mountain, where you are met by the enlightened composer. Just as you catch your breath, Roger takes your hand and shows you his panoramic view; at that moment you absorb the deepest beauty that inherently waits within Roger Sellers' profound concept.
Instruments are easy in his hands, and he literally plays them all. Guitar, banjo, mandolin, bass, bells, organ, piano, drums. From one-man acts, to a full band, Roger Sellers' live performances sweep his audiences clean from external focus- until the attention is solely paid to him. Similarly, in the studio, Sellers plays the engineer, producer, director, composer, and lyricist.
With three self-produced albums of professional quality under his belt at the young age of 25, Roger Sellers' songs attest to the erudition of his musical training and confidence as a master of recording. The newest release, "Primitives", is scheduled to be released onSeptember 30th, 2014 under Punctum Records. As well as recording, Sellers has also mastered the art of live performance, touring the US and playing at festivals like SXSW, Fun Fun Fun Fest, Psych Fest, and Utopia Fest.
Roger Sellers celebrates the release of Primitives in Austin, TX on September 27th at Cheer Up Charlies with a full tour to follow in October!
09.27.14 - Austin, TX @ Cheer Up Charlies (Album Release Party)
10.02.14 - San Marcos, TX @ Tantra
10.03.14 - Corpus Christi, TX @ The Nasa
10.04.14 - San Antonio, TX @ Sprouts (Block Party)
10.05.14 - Houston, TX @ Rudz
10.06.14 - Midland, TX @ Kamiposi Art Gallery
10.07.14 - Albuquerque, NM @ Burts Tiki Lounge
10.08.14 - Centro, CA @ Strangers Bar
10.09.14 - Los Angeles, CA @ Los Globos
10.10.14 - San Francisco, CA @ Amnesia
10.11.14 - Monterey, Ca @ Pierce Ranch Vineyards
10.12.14 - Eugene, Oregon @ Sam Bonds
10.13.14 - Portland, OR @ Valentine's
10.16.14 - Fresno, CA @ Warnors
10.18.14 - Santa Barbara, CA @ Punctum Records Showcase
10.20.14 - Las Vegas, NV @ Bunkhouse
10.22.14 - Marfa, TX @ El Cosmico
10.24.14 - Fort Worth, TX @ The Boiler Room
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