Kendall Rogers

Kendall Rogers is a multi-instrumentalist (piano, accordion, DADGAD guitar, bodhrán) based in Houston, Texas.  A native of Kentucky, Kendall grew up amid rich folk music and dance traditions, with folk influences from all over.  He also studied classical piano, played clarinet through high school and jazz piano in high school and college.  When he moved to Texas, Kendall picked up smaller, lightweight instruments — like the guitar and accordion — to take to acoustic sessions.  Each new thing left an indelible mark on his music, helping him maintain a cheeky social distance from pure tradition.  Eventually, Kendall abandoned his engineering career in favor of playing at folk dance and music events across the US.  So long as there’s life and levity in the music, Kendall is happy to play any time, anywhere, most especially for dancers!