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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. Along with fellow musicians Sam Mitchell and Dick Wardell,

the club featured guest performances by Jo-Ann Kelly and her brother Dave Kelly,

Simon Prager, Steve Rye, Bob Hall, Graham Hine, Andy Fernbach and Tony McPhee

(who was later to form the Groundhogs). The club later moved to Brighton.

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

with the late singer, songwriter and guitarist Mike Saunders.                                                                

                                                  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 Blue Goose 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" as well as a steel resonator mandolin given to him by the AMI company in Munich.

Roger also busies himself at his workshop where he has given new life to antique funiture including some old guitars,

recently re-discovering the 'Duco' finish applied to the National and Dobro steel bodied guiars of the late 1920s and 30s

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His song "Home Lovin' Man" was recorded by US blues man Eric Bibb on his 2003 album Natural Light .

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Roger is currently mixing a new album called "50 Million Miles" featuring all original songs with the same crew as on the

"If I Had A Dollar" album including the violin playing of Geoffery Richardson and Pete Shaw on bass fiddle on a few of the tracks.

A new solo blues album called "Live Tracks" will be available before too long.

The re-issue of "Brighton Belle Blues" is also in the pipe line.

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Discography
Solo:

1971   Brighton Belle Blues • Blue Goose Records (re-released on CD. Taxim Records 1998)

2003   Danger Deep Mud • Deep Mud Records
2007   Out of my Hands • Deep Mud Records

2016   If I Had A Dollar • 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