Roger Girke is a road tested guitarist, singer and writer who has performed over 5,000 career live shows, concerts and festivals in addition to numerous recording sessions and multi-artist releases.

Roger's career began performing in rock bands in the eastern PA/NJ area, eventually joining the legendary Philadelphia area roots rock band Pickins (Capitol/Ariola), followed by many years of touring and recording with Sharks (Elektra), Robert Hazard (RCA), and many other notable artists. 

Since 2000 roger has released 5 CD's and has regularly performed at blues festivals, clubs and concerts throughout the Mid-Atlantic. In that time he has also recorded and performed with Gary Allegretto (Los Angeles, CA), Sam Cockrell (Chicago, IL), Jimmy Pritchard (DE) and most recently Mike Guldin (PA).

The Roger Girke Band was a top 10 finalist in the 2009 Memphis, TN International Blues Challenge as well as receiving top tier Independent CD finalist awards* in the 2005 and 2009 International Blues Challenge, a part of the Blues Foundation. 

Roger' s full length CD releases include: 

  • Roger Girke and The Funkytwisters – “We Got The Funky Blues” Teletone 2001
  • The Roger Girke Band – “My Baby Loves That Stuff” Teletone 2004 "Top 5 Self-Produced CD" 2005 International Blues Challenge* 
  • The Roger Girke Band – “Shake It” Teletone 2008 “Top 6 Self-Produced CD” award, 2009 International Blues Challenge* 
  • Roger Girke – “Piece Of Work” RG3Records 2013
  • Roger Girke and The Wandering Souls - "Silver Lining" Teletone 2017
  • A *NEW* 14 song release is fully recorded and in post production and will feature over a dozen well known Mid-Atlantic/East coast musicians with Roger in a diverse roots and rockin' blues recording. A 2024 release is planned on all platforms with CD's and download cards avail online and at all live events. 

Special thanks to Gary Bodner for the fantastic main site photo, taken at The Sellersville Theatre, April 2021.


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