Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Teaching private lessons since 1972, over 1000 students taught!
Blues, Blues History, Song Writing, Recording
Roger Hurricane Wilson
The Allman Brothers Band, Roy Buchanan, Les Paul, BB King
Playing professionally since 1972
Just released 20th CD
blues, acoustic/electric, blues/rock, americana, fingerstyle, hybird-picking
Veteran guitarist accomplished in electric and acoustic guitar from age nine in 1963. He originally owned and operated the Roger Wilson Guitar Studio in Buckhead from 1973 to 1985. Traditionally influenced by Blues, Rock, Americana, and Folk. Currently performing as an electric guitar driven trio, and solo acoustic performer. Presenter of guitar workshops nationwide, with personal and online guitar instruction. In addition to teaching and broadcasting, he also spent many years working in the Atlanta radio market, as well as ten years at CNN. He has been performing, touring, recording, and writing fulltime since 1995. He has been a resident of Cobb County and Kennesaw since 1981.
February, 2018 Present – Guitar Instructor – Music & Arts – Marietta, GA
February, 2013 – 2018 – Guitar Instructor – Ponier Music – Marietta, GA
April, 2013 – Present – Serving on the Advisory Board of The Georgia Music Industry Association.
2008 – Present – Bluebird Café – Nashville, TN. Featured songwriter appearing regularly at the Sunday Night Writers’ Night.
2009 – 2010 – Willie “Big Eyes” Smith Duo Tour - Toured nationally as a duo on acoustic guitar and vocals with he's late 2011 Grammy winner, and legendary long time member of the Muddy Waters Band. Released one critically acclaimed live CD in 2012.
2009 – Present – Watch & Learn, INC., FreeGuitarVideos.com - Online guitar instructor currently appearing in approximately 45 online video guitar lessons to a national and international clientele.
2008 – Present – Judge – International Blues Competition – Memphis, TN – Act in capacity to judge whenever possible in this annual global competition spearheaded by the Blues Foundation.
2006 – Present – 1000 Trails Campgrounds - Currently involved by performing solo acoustic guitar/singer/ songwriter shows at the nationwide RV park network.
2003 – Present – Blues In The Schools - Currently deliver guitar and blues history clinic's in schools, as well as libraries, community centers, and blues festivals.
1992 – Present: Roger “Hurricane” Wilson – Kennesaw, GA: Recorded twenty plus CD’s since 1994, and has toured extensively across the U.S. and parts of Europe in clubs and festivals as a solo artist, and with a band. Has opened for such acts as B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Little Milton, Magic Slim, Hubert Sumlin, John Mayall, and many other national touring acts.
1998 – Present – Bluestorm Records/ Brux Music Publishing – Kennesaw, GA: Owner and Operator of an independent nationally distributed record company and BMI affiliated publishing company, and recognized BMI affiliated songwriter.
1983 – 1992 – Roger Wilson & The Low Overhead Band - Atlanta, GA: Fronted a three piece guitar driven trio mainly in Georgia and regionally around the southeastern U.S. Opened for such acts as Stephen Stills, Three Dog Night, Little Feat, Restless Heart, Wet Willie, and the Marshall Tucker Band. Released 1 studio recorded commercial cassette tape in 1990.
1978 – 1983 – Roger Wilson Band – Atlanta, GA: Lead and performed as 4 piece band around Atlanta, GA as well as the southeast. Released 1 commercial LP record album in 1979.
1973 – 1985 – Roger Wilson Guitar Studio – Atlanta, GA – Owned and operated this brick and mortar business full time in 2 locations over twelve years. Instructed over one thousand students in various guitar styles including theory, ear training, improvisation, flat pick, and finger style. Presently operate the same business name in an online capacity.