A mere five days, is in no way enough of a time lapse to be fully recovered after such a devastating loss.Luckily for myself, along with every other person who was blessed to attend the show, Roger did not cancel his performance at the Mohawk.
As I mentioned earlier the show got off to a bit of a rocky start, the artists on prior to Roger Sellers is a group by the name of “Technicolor Hearts”.Due to some array of technical difficulties their set lasted a mere fifteen minutes. As one would expect the crowd became a bit uneasy as an awkward silence vibrated throughout the crowd. Could this be the turning point along this downtrodden path? Stage manager, Josh Siebert, set up Roger’s equipment including everything from drums to cymbals to his Boss RC-50 with utter perfection. The lights dim, the crowds’ anticipation vibrates through the humid Austin air, as Roger steps onto the stage he turns on his system. Well damn, this turning point was merely a detour, back to the unexpected. Booting up his system, Roger is faced with the fact that none of his pre-recorded loops are there. All that he had prepared for his set tonight has disappeared into some obscure black void. Could this possibly be his breaking point? Will he give in to defeat, or confront this reality, creating something entirely fresh off the dome?
And what a dome this gentleman has.
It is a rarity for music to take on such an unreal facade. Let me explain this feeling, it’s when your hairs stand on end, you feel the wind glide along your skin, bumps rise as shivers creep down your spine. No longer are you listening to uninvolved music, but the melody illuminating with the artists emotions, are coursing through your veins. Roger Sellers faced innumerable challenges leading to the epic night where he shared the stage with Tobacco. Without a second thought he persevered through it all, valuing every minute out of every moment, making each one entirely worth it. All of the emotion from the past few days had transcended into a musical performance that will live with me forever.
I’d like to give a special thanks to Roger Sellers for giving a beyond stellar performance.
Learn more about Roger Sellers and listen to his music by checking out his pages!