Monday, May 21, 2012

New Portrait Illustration: Roger Salloom (Musician/Songwriter)

Roger Salloom, 2012. By Travis Simpkins

     The phrase, "America's Best Unknown Songwriter", which is often used to describe him, fits Roger Salloom well. I first became acquainted with his music after reading an article in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette a few years back, promoting a show he was doing in town. Since then, I have become a great admirer of Roger's work. He is an amazing, witty, friendly guy with an inspiring story (starting out in the 1960's, then returning to music after a 20 year hiatus). His albums are musical gems that run seamlessly from the first track to the last. Roger writes engaging songs that bring about a direct musician/listener communication that is seldom accomplished with such beautiful simplicity and elegance. His life and work were documented in the recent film, So Glad I Made It: The Saga of Roger Salloom. America's Best Unknown Songwriter.

     I have immense respect for Roger as a person and as an artist. I'm glad this portrait met with his approval.

Roger Salloom- "In the Snow"


Roger Salloom- "La Te Da"


Roger Salloom Live


Salloom, Sinclair & the Mother Bear circa 1968


Trailer for the Documentary: So Glad I Made It: The Saga of Roger Salloom. America's Best Unknown Songwriter


Documentary about Roger Salloom

For more info, visit: http://www.rogersalloom.com/