Credited as being “one of Cincinnati’s best known and most successful songwriters” (1), and “one of Cincinnati’s most treasured singer/songwriters” (2), Roger Yeardley has crafted a unique organic fusion of American sounds from the country, blues, rock and jazz genres. He is known for his “witty and penetrating” (3) lyrics.
Roger’s CDs ‘Sheepless in Cincinnati’, ‘Communal Effort’, and ‘The Same But Different’ received critical acclaim and worldwide airplay. ‘Sheepless’ was chosen as an essential Cincinnati recording, reflecting the blues-rock scene in Cincinnati (4). Recorded in Cincinnati and Nashville, the 3rd CD features appearances by guitarist Bill Kirchen (of Commander Cody fame), and Nashville pickers Chris Casello and James LaRitz. Roger’s songs have been on several volumes of the “Greatest Indie Artists in the World” international compilation CD series and several local compilations have included his music. His song ‘This Space Reserved’ was featured on the Music Choice cable TV channel. His songs have appeared in movies, including “Mr. ID”, starring Ami Dolenz (daughter of Monkee, Micky Dolenz). The song Rise & Fall of the Blues appeared in the major motion picture, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning.
Roger has performed on the same bills with artists like the Cowboy Junkies, Peter Frampton, and Little Charlie and the Nightcats. You can find Roger performing in varied venues from coffee shops to festivals, from Cincinnati to Chicago to Hong Kong, as well as live on radio and TV. He performs solo and in duos, as band leader, and sideman.
(1) Jim Knippenberg (Cinti. Enquirer) (2)Michael Milton (Everybody’s News) (3) Rick Bird (Cinti. Post) (4) Larry Nager (Cinti. Enquirer)