Roger and Christy are a married team who met in 1999 through their mutUal friend, Grammy winning producer, Bill Bottrell, at his Northern California recording studio. Roger was finishing work on the Shelby Lynn’s “I am Shelby Lynn” recording and Christy was in the middle of recording “Blue House.” They have been together ever since then abnd have made a lot of music and 2 children. They all relocated from Mendocino Ca. to Fairhope Al. in 2013.
Prior to their meeting, California native Christy was a life long musician and artist, working in the San Fransico Bay area. Her all girl band “Frida’s Circus,” was a top attractionon the alternative music circuit and worked with popular acts like Jerry Garcia Band, Michael Franti and Mickey Hart to name a few. She is also a accomplished oil painter who has had many art showing throughout the country. Her most recent band “ROGERWOOD,” plays from California to the Mobile surroundings, with their base out of Fairhope Al. She has made four studio albumns and is working on her fifth.
Roger actually grew up in Mobile and lived in Alabama and then Tennessee until meeting Christy. His love for music and the guitar led him to become a lifelong guitar builder as well asstudio and tuoring musician. He started building guitars at the age of 13 and worked for many years at Gibson in Nashville. He has made custom guitars for many professionals including George Harrison, The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, Roy Buchanan, Gary Moore and many many others. His playing can be heard on recordings by Sheryl Crow, Neil Diamond, Jewel, Alicia’s Attic, Kim Richey and others. He is currently the owner of Fritz Brother’s Guitars in Fairhope that specializes in his brand and the Kay Vintage reissue guitars. He also is a master luthier specializing in restoration and repairs of instruments.
He performs locally with Christy and ROGERWOOD as well as Rondale and the Kitcats and the Leavin Brothers.