Roger Lee Coleman II, also known as Rog The Guitarman, is a guitarist from a small town in Eastern Kentucky called Greasy Creek. Roger began playing guitar at the age of 13, playing at local bluegrass jams, festivals, school dances and talent shows in the area. After graduating from high school, he began to pursue music as a career, playing in many different country, rock and bluegrass bands in the tri-state area and all over Kentucky. He began college at Morehead State where he had a banjo scholarship and was the banjo and guitar player for the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music (KCTM). During that time, Roger joined the Kentucky Opry and was part of the staff band until 2007. He was also the musical director for the Kentucky Opry Junior Pros.
Since he began playing the guitar, Roger has been honing his skills in the hope that he would one day be able to tour the country, play professionally and make a life out of music. Since 2008, he's been doing just that, playing lead guitar for country music artist Justin Moore. Since joining the band, Roger has also played on Justin's albums, recording number one hits including "Lettin' the Night Roll" and "Point at You."
Roger is preparing to release his first album titled "Ear Candy.' The guitar album features five of Roger's original songs, which draw from the guitarists from many different genres and eras he's been influenced by. His greatest musical influences include Elvis and his guitarists Scotty Moore and James Burton, Flatt & Scruggs, Ralph Stanley, Jeff Beck, Larry Carlton, and Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarists Steve Gaines and Gary Rossington.
Roger, who lives in Hendersonville, TN, currently tours with Justin Moore, plays his own shows in the greater Nashville area and records for many other artists.