After 50+ years of playing, performing and speaking, Roger has garnered a wealth of experience in MANY diverse settings! He has maintained an active music career through the decades, been a song writer, record producer, session player, recording artist, school program presenter, motivational speaker at conferences, conventions and events, book writer, businessman and construction company owner.
As he stepped "back" into this new season of performing and speaking after taking more or less a ten year break from the sometimes grueling demands of the road, many have asked the question, "So what is it that you are REALLY doing on this new "adventure!?" Well for one...he and his wife Gwen are looking forward to renewing past friendships plus meeting new ones. It's a journey of excitement and wonderful expectations! Hope to see you "Out There...Somewhere!" LOL! God Bless!"REMEMBER THE MUSIC" CONCERT: (FUN FOR EVERYONE!!)
"Armed" with just his signature white guitar and his voice Roger Cooper can immediately capture an audience with his own unique style of musical performance. In his "Remember The Music" concerts, he incorporates classic hits from the 60's and 70's such as "American Pie", "Turn, Turn, Turn", "Cat's in The Cradle", "Old time Rock and Roll"; "Sweet Caroline" and many other songs; Country favorites like "Don't Laugh At Me", "Little Girl" "You're Gonna Miss This", "Don't Blink", "I'm From The Country"; (and many other tunes!), plus he shares some of his own original music, timeless hymns and contemporary worship. Whatever he sings know this...a Roger Cooper concert will be full of fun, music, and above all, a focus on the important things of life...our families, our friends and our faith!
This concert is a perfect fit for community events, rodeos, county fairs, conferences, churches and many other opportunities!"THE JESUS JOURNEY CONCERT": (A PERSONAL BACKGROUND)
Both Roger and his wife were some of the first "Jesus People" in Kansas...a label that was given to them because of the impact that the "Jesus Revolution" had on their lives in the early 70's! As a musician, Roger always loved music...all kinds of music to be exact! But when the new "Jesus Music" appeared on the scene, he realized a great opportunity to use his musical talent to share his new found faith...and to prayerfully impact his generation! Thus began the "Jesus Journey" (as Roger calls it!)...and a subsequent life of making music! He began doing concerts and festivals with some of the early "Jesus Bands" and artists such as Love Song (The house band for Pastor Chuck at Calvary Chapel in Costa Mesa, Ca.); Mustard Seed Faith; Daniel Amos; Barry McGuire; 2nd Chapter of Acts; Larry Norman; Andrae' Crouch and The Disciples, Petra, Resurrection Band and many others! While Roger's music and popularity grew as he was recognized as one of the first Jesus Musicians in the area, the demand as an emerging artist began to come to the forefront of many....thus began the touring and performing throughout the mid west and on both coasts! He was fortunate to sing at Calvary Chapel on numerous occasions and became friends with Pastor Chuck Smith and Greg Laurie. Hence, his passion for "Jesus Music" stemmed from the impact of the Jesus Revolution!
So....at a Jesus Journey Concert, Roger shares not only songs from that era, but takes folks on a journey through the decades of the Jesus Music to the present time of worship!! It is an inspiration to all and allows folks to experience songs that were birthed in the Jesus Movement and how the music impacted and helped form our modern worship of today. From singing precious and cherished hymns plus the "Jesus Music" of the past...to the contemporary worship of this day, this concert is one that will truly touch the heart and prayerfully encourage others to enjoy their own "Jesus Journey"!
This event is a fun time going down "Memory Lane"...and will be a great opportunity for churches. conferences, festivals, community programs and other venues to share in!