LATEST NEWS:


October 2017

Mike & Me

My good friend Michael Lombardi and I have just released a new ballad called Bulletproof Butterfly. Mike is a professional actor, best known for his co-starring role in the hit TV series “Rescue Me.” He’s also a singer/songwriter and the two of us began working and writing together a couple of years ago. We wanted to keep things very simple and real here, so we started out by revamping a few of his original songs and recording them with just vocals & acoustic guitars. This first single can be heard on the Music Player of this site, and is now available on iTunes.

Mike is also a featured singer in my new band and performs with us live. For listings of upcoming shows click on LIVE in the left column.  

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/bulletproof-butterfly-feat-roger-filgate-single/id1273002496


September 2017

Make A Wishbone

I had an unexpected surprise when I ran into my boys from Wishbone Ash at a friend’s party last night! They're here in the States touring and had the night off. So, after some fun jamming and great food & drinks, Andy Powell and his bandmates Mark Abrahams and Bob Skeat invited me to join them onstage for a song next weekend at Daryls House in Pawling, NY., on Sunday, October 1st, which, of course, I will – come on down if you can! 

http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=7489075&pl=daryl


September 2017

Many Thanks!!

Thank you to everyone who joined us at the festival and made it a big success!! It was great to see all of you and reconnect with so many friends & fans – and meet new ones as well! We’re looking forward to doing it again next year!!


September 2017

The Final Countdown

...roll the Geico commercial.

We’re looking forward to a fun day of live music & celebration on Sat, Sept 16th! This event is open to the public – donations are appreciated and can be made online or at the gate. Gates open at 1pm – festival kicks off at 2pm – my band will be performing at 7pm. We'll see you there! 

https://www.facebook.com/roxburystation/ 


August 2017  

Click link for directions and more information:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/roxbury-station-music-fest-tickets-36499100793


July 2017

Roxbury Station Music Festival

Saturday, September 16th 2pm

  Live Music  -  Food  -  Fun!

This is an outdoor concert open to the public being held on the grounds of our studio, Roxbury Station (rain or shine). My band will be performing with featured singer Michael Lombardi, along with a variety of other great bands and musicians throughout the afternoon & evening. This is lawn seating only, so feel free to bring folding chairs, blankets, coolers. Food trucks will be available. A large tent will cover the lawn seating area and stage in case of rain. Gates open at 1pm - hope to see you there!

Click link for more details and to make a donation:

 https://www.facebook.com/events/709192305934465/


June 2017

Roger Filgate Band

Well, after a very long seven year hiatus from performing with last my solo group, I’ll finally be hitting the stage again soon with my new band. In early 2016 I started kicking around the idea of putting something together once again. Then, I slowly and quietly set my sights on finding the right people to work with – and eventually – I did!

Joining me for the ride this time are friends/bandmates; Joseph Burcaw (formerly of Black 47) on bass, Chuck Mills on keyboards & rhythm guitar, and drum duties will be shared between Ed Lange (from my last solo band) and Brian Duke – depending on schedule availability. They’re all great guys and great players and I’m fortunate to have them on board. Our set list will include instrumental songs from my solo albums and we’ll also have special guest singers joining us on stage to try out some new original music with along with a few cover remakes. Featured guests will include my friends; actor/singer Michael Lombardi from TV’s “Rescue Me” fame, and vocalist Abby Layne.

We are all having a lot of fun with this group and we’re looking forward to performing live!

Click on LIVE in the left column for listings of upcoming shows.


April 2017

Yes!

Congrats to my boys long, long overdue.

http://www.rollingstone.com/yes-give-hilarious-profane-rock-hall-of-fame-speech


March 2017

Tequila Talkin'

Here’s one that I’d actually forgotten about! I was hired to play guitar on this track by singer/songwriter Lisa Bouchelle back in 2011. Having just been re-released on a new EP, it’s out there once again and picking up some momentum now. The single was produced & mixed by engineering great Mike Rogers. He and I were also recording a couple of new songs with Chubby Checker in NYC right around this same time.

Only the Tequila Talkin’ is a fun country/pop tune that’s made for radio and features a vocal duet between Lisa and Blues Traveler front man John Popper, who also lends his legendary harmonica talent to the track.

http://interview-with-lisa-bouchelle-hittin-the-scene


Februaury 2017

Introducing...Abby Layne

Meet my friend Abby. She’s a versatile singer with a fantastic voice. We first met a couple of years ago through my friend John Alper – the two perform together locally here in CT. John’s an excellent songwriter and he & I have been co-writing songs for Abby along with new friend, musician, Tom Dobson. Recently, John & Tom did a great job recording several of these songs, which are now being featured on the Fieldhouse/BMG website: https://fieldhouse-music-abby-layne

Abby’s website: http://abby-layne-music


September 2016

Sold Out!

All CD copies of Worlds Within have been sold. This album is officially out of print, but will remain available in digital form on iTunes (Apple Music), Amazon, Spotify, etc.


June 2016

20th Anniversary 

It was exactly twenty years ago this summer that we recorded and released the Wishbone Ash album ‘Illuminations’. Where did the time go? Well…it went! To this day, there are different versions of the album offered from various labels. However, I still have a number of original Illuminations CD’s that were gifted to me by Renaissance Records – the bands U.S. record label back in 1996. These discs are from their very first pressing that year and remain as if in a time capsule; brand new & sealed in cellophane – nearly impossible to find anymore.

Since I don’t need to keep all of them, I’ve decided to sell some of the CD’s privately through this site. Here’s an opportunity to own a perfectly preserved slice of Wishbone history!

Click link for pricing and more information. http://illuminations/wishbone_ash_cd


May 2016

Blast from the Past

A box of unopened Blast Room 'Rock is Dead' CD's, found in the vaults of the record label, was just returned to me. This album has been out of print for many years, so it was quite a surprise when they showed up! These are the very last CD copies left of this album.

Click link to buy: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/blastroom


March 2016

Roxbury Station

New name - new design - and now triple the space! Our newly updated studio ‘Roxbury Station’ now offers an expansive 3000 sq.ft.of space for unlimited musical creativity. World class recording, song writing & production, music lessons, artist development, voice overs, master class series, and much more. The studio is a professional work environment, stocked with the latest state-of-the-art technology, both digital & analog, set in a beautiful serene country setting.

Click link to view pics: http://roxbury_station/


February 2016

Tommy Emmanuel


I had the pleasure of hearing this guy live in NYC recently. For those of you who don't know who he is - it doesn't get any better than
this...http://tommyemmanuel.com/


July 2015

New Solo Release: Pink Flamenco

My latest instrumental track 'Pink Flamenco' is now available. You can hear it on the Music Player, and read about it on the Discography page. Click the Listen/Buy Music page to buy from iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, CD Baby, etc.

             


[ Update: June 28, 2015 ]

I have just learned of the very sad news that Chris Squire passed away last night. What an amazing legacy he leaves behind ~ R.I.P. ~

May 2015

Chris Squire

Prayers and best wishes to legendary Yes bassist Chris Squire, as he undergoes cancer treatment. One of the greats and a true gentleman...


March 2014

Welcome to my new website!

I wanted to start out by thanking my friend Leon Tsilis for doing such a great job as webmaster of my last site, which he created & operated for the past five years. We first met back in the 1990's during my time with Wishbone Ash and we've remained good friends ever since. Leon worked for MCA Records back in the '70s and Wishbone was one of the many bands he promoted for the label. Even after I left the group he was always a great advocate of my music, and still is. When I told him that I wanted to shut down the old site and create a new one that I could run myself, he was not only cool about it, he offered to help out however he could - many thanks, my friend.

I also wanted to acknowledge some of the music journalists from around the world who have reviewed and recommended my material over the years. So, a special thanks to: Scott Itter, Ryan Sparks, J.T. Garrard, Robert Silverstein, Willie G. Moseley, John Heidt, Barry Cleveland, Alan Taylor...and anyone else I forgot to mention.

But, mostly, I want to thank all of you who have been, and continue to be, supportive. I'm very grateful and appreciative of the fact that there are people throughout the world who are interested in my music.

These days my goal is to simplify things wherever I can, including here, and now with technology being what it is, I figured it was time to give this a try. I'll keep updating the site as things happen - RF.


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