Oral History Information
Roger Smith began playing the piano and singing in church at an early age, quickly falling in love with the way people reacted to the music he performed. He was introduced to the Hammond organ thanks to a friend from school whose uncle was the legendary Jimmy McGriff. Jimmy shared his love of the Hammond with young Roger and started a spark that led to a long and successful music career. Roger has worked with such artists as Freddie King, Leon Russell, Joe Cocker, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, and Tower of Power!