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Born in 1950 in Brighton, England, Roger Hubbard remains one of the UK’s major exponents of the slide guitar.
At the age of 15 he was starting to play at folk clubs in the Brighton area. In 1968, continuing an interest in country and delta blues,
  he started his own club above “The Lewes Arms”  in Lewes, Sussex.Apart from his fellow musicians Sam Mitchell and Dick Wardell, there were
                 guest performances by Jo-Ann Kelly and her brother Dave Kelly, Simon Prager, Steve Rye, Bob Hall, Graham Hine, Andy Fernbach and Tony McPhee.                             
In early December 1970 Roger opened for Muddy Waters at The University of Sussex, Brighton. The venue was the Chemistry lecture hall and organized with the help of  a young sax player John Altman. He also appeared at the 1971 Cambridge Folk Festival  and on the first pyramid stage at Glastonbury the same year.

 In 1972 Muddy Waters was quoted in SOUNDS Magazine as saying,
“Roger Hubbard is as good as any blues guitarist in the U.K. or the United States”.    

His first album Brighton Belle Blues was  recorded in 1970 by Nick Perls for his US label “Blue Goose” which also
included new albums from the legendary bluesmen :  Son House, Sam Chatmon, Yank Rachell and Bill Williams.
Larry Johnson, Jo-ann Kelly, Roy Bookbinder, John Miller, Woody Mann and Graham Hine were also on the label.
 Roger used Roy Bookbinder’s Martin SOM 28 for most of the tracks and his own Levin for the slide tracks.

“..he could be one of the most exciting acoustic guitarists to come along since John Fahey. Whatever he does, he has created in this record
a sort of monument to the full flowing of white blues scholarship...”  Timothy Ferris  ROLLING STONE  February 1972

Nick Perls was a key figure on the American blues trail, rediscovering the likes of Son House and Skip James.
Having played his 1935 National Steel Duolian for many years, Roger also plays an electric resonator guitar made and designed by himself  known as The Hub
His song “Home Lovin’ Man” was recorded by US blues man Eric Bibb on his 2003 album Natural Light .
Roger is currently mixing a new album called 50 Million Miles featuring all original songs .
The re-issue of“Brighton Belle Blues” is also in the pipeline

DISCOGRAPHY
1971 Brighton Belle Blues • Blue Goose Records (re-released Taxim Records1998)
2003 Danger Deep Mud • Deep Mud Records
2007   Out of my Hands • Deep Mud Records
2016   If I Had A Dollar •Deep Mud Records
2017   Live Tracks  •  Deep Mud Records
DUO
1993   Busy Bootin’ (John Pearson & Roger Hubbard) • Taxim Records
BUICK 6 (BAND UK)
1989   Cypress Grove • Taxim Records
1995   Juice Machine • Taxim Records
1997   Foolin’ With This Heart EP • Taxim Records
2008   Live At The Telegraph • Buick Records

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