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"I started my first rock band with my brother on drums, pounding out twangy surf tunes in the basement..."
Name: Peter Roller
Born: 1954, Springfield, NJ
First band: The Roundabouts, first gig at the 6th grade talent show, Summit, NJ 
Next band: The Other Side, played for Junior High School dances, Summit, NJ

Many years later:

  • B.A. in Music, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA 
  • M.A. in Ethnomusicology, Indiana University
Currently:
  • Assistant Professor of Music, Alverno College, Milwaukee,WI 
  • PhD candidate in Ethnomusicology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Musical Experiences:
  • Accompanist for country blues singer & mandolin player, Yank Rachell, 1980s
  • Blues Mandolin Man, Yank Rachell, Blind Pig Records, 1986
  • Played guitar and steel for Paul Cebar & the Milwaukeeans, late 1980's/early 1990's
  • That Unhinged Thing, Paul Cebar & the Milwaukeeans, Shanachie Records, 1995
  • Played blues and R&B with singer/harmonica player, Steve Cohen, late 1990's to present
  • Duo Personality, Kanie Records, 1997
  • My dobro piece, "Rancho Mirage", included on Masters of Acoustic Guitar, Narada Records, 1998