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PETER ROLLER – an evening of acoustic music

July 25 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Guitarist – Roller is a performer of many Roots guitar styles, a kid from suburban NJ who wound up as the main accompanist for one of the last of the early Southern bluesmen. As a working musician, he is currently performing in settings that range from acoustic and electric blues to French chanson to Soul-Jazz organ trio to Jamaican rock steady to bluegrass and country rock.
Teacher – A retired college professor devoted to teaching guitar students to play a variety of styles including: bottleneck and lap slide/Dobro, acoustic fingerstyle, blues and roots-rock electric guitar.
Composer – A composer of music with influences from ragtime blues, Hawaiian slack key and steel guitar, bossa nova, R&B, and the American fingerstyle guitar tradition. Roller currently has original Soundtrack pieces in the European shows: Monty Don’s American Gardens & Hiking in the Alps Foothills.
Author/Scholar – With a PhD in Ethnomusicology focused on ethnic and popular musics of North America: published the only book documenting U.S. amateur garage bands in generations from the late 50s through the 90s; presenter on music topics at festivals, colleges, bookstores, cultural centers and in documentaries.


July 25
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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bar centro
804 E. Center St.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53212
(414) 455-3751