Michael Roe

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Michael Roe
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Background information
Born (1954-10-12) October 12, 1954 (age 64)
San Jose, California, U.S.
Genres Christian alternative rock, rock
Occupation(s)Musician, singer, songwriter, record producer
InstrumentsGuitar, vocals
Labels Exit, Lo-Fidelity, Fools of the World
Associated acts The 77s, Lost Dogs
Website www.michaelroe.com

Michael Roe (born October 12, 1954) is an American, singer, songwriter, and record producer. He is a member of the band The 77s.

The 77s is an American rock band consisting of Michael Roe on vocals/guitar, Mark Harmon on bass guitar, and Bruce Spencer on drums.

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Career

Although he has released several solo albums since the mid-1990s, Roe is primarily known as the lead singer and lead guitarist for the Christian alternative rock band the 77s. [1] In addition to releasing albums under the moniker 7&7iS, he has recorded several instrumental albums with bandmate Mark Harmon. Roe is also a founding member of Lost Dogs.

Christian alternative rock is a form of alternative rock music that is lyrically grounded in a Christian worldview. Some critics have suggested that unlike CCM and older Christian rock, Christian alternative rock generally emphasizes musical style over lyrical content as a defining genre characteristic, though the degree to which the faith appears in the music varies from artist to artist.

Lost Dogs

Lost Dogs are an American musical supergroup formed in 1991, comprising vocalists, songwriters, and guitarists from multiple Christian alternative rock bands. Their current lineup includes Terry Scott Taylor, Michael Roe, Derri Daugherty and Steve Hindalong. The original lineup included Gene Eugene, who died in 2000. The band's eclectic blending of folk, blues, country, and rock has been characterized as "a sort of CCM equivalent to the Traveling Wilburys". The band released their debut album Scenic Routes in 1992 as a one-time collaboration.

Discography

Mark Harmon (musician) American musician

Mark Harmon is an American record producer, songwriter, and bassist, best known for his work with the rock group The 77s.

Fools of the World is an independent record label in Sacramento, California that was founded in 1996 by the American rock band The 77s.

Terry Scott Taylor American musician

Terry Scott Taylor is an American songwriter, record producer, writer and founding member of the bands Daniel Amos and The Swirling Eddies. Taylor is also a member of the roots and alternative music group, Lost Dogs. He is currently based in San Jose, California, U.S.

With The 77s

<i>Ping Pong over the Abyss</i> 1982 studio album by The 77s

Ping Pong over the Abyss is the debut album of The 77s, released in 1982 on the Exit Records label.

Exit Records was an independent record label founded in 1982 and run by Mary Neely, a veteran of the music business and a host of several national rock and roll radio shows, including Rock Scope. The label folded in 1987.

<i>All Fall Down</i> (The 77s album) The 77s album

All Fall Down is the title of The 77s' second album, released in 1984 on the Exit Records label.

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References

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