Michael Roe

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Michael Roe
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Background information
Born (1954-10-12) October 12, 1954 (age 59)
California, United States

Michael Roe (born October 12, 1954) is an American record producer, songwriter, guitarist and singer.

Career[edit]

Although he has released several solo albums since the mid-1990s, Roe is primarily known as the lead singer and lead guitarist for the rock band The 77s. In addition to releasing albums under the moniker 7&7iS, he has recorded several instrumental albums with bandmate Mark Harmon. Roe is also a founding member of the alt-country music supergroup Lost Dogs.

In the 1970s, Roe hosted the radio program Rock Scope, which featured music and interviews with a wide range of artists including Bob Dylan, Daniel Amos, T-Bone Burnett, Mark Heard and others.[citation needed]

Production credits include albums by Lisa Phenix, Johnny Reliable, Shadrach, Jason Todd Herring, Matt Nightingale, The Strawmen, Perry and the Poorboys, Steve Scott, First Strike, and Love Coma.[citation needed]

Discography[edit]

Solo[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • 1995 - Safe as Milk (released as a 9-song "curdled" version and a 12-song "uncurdled" version)
  • 1996 - The Boat Ashore
  • 2002 - Say Your Prayers
  • 2009 - We All Gonna Face the Rising Sun
  • 2010 - Michael Roe
  • 2013 - Guadalupe (released in CD and vinyl formats; vinyl format and Kickstarter-exclusive download contains an extra track: "Ache Beautiful")

Live albums[edit]

  • 1999 - Safe as Milk Live: Live at Cornerstone 97
  • 2000 - It's for You (double CD; additional tracks from this 1997 solo tour can be found on The 77s' Late compilation [2000])
  • 2014 - Live in Torrance (released in CD and DVD formats; from the 2009 "Face the Rising Sun" tour)

Fan club releases[edit]

  • 2003 - Roesbuds (released in both cardboard and plastic CD case versions)

Kickstarter-exclusive releases[edit]

  • 2013 - "I Am Born to Preach the Gospel" (Washington Phillips cover)
  • 2014 - Untitled 2-CD cover album

7&7iS[edit]

  • 1989 - More Miserable Than You'll Ever Be (numbered collector's edition box set; features Michael Roe solo tracks and demos/outtakes from The 77s)
  • 1990 - More Miserable Than You'll Ever Be (features Michael Roe solo tracks, demos/outtakes from The 77s' self-titled album, and unreleased material from The Magnets (Michael Roe & Larry Tagg); a remastered version was later re-released under The 77s moniker)
  • 2004 - Fun With Sound

Instrumental albums with Mark Harmon[edit]

  • 1999 - Sleepwalk (authorized bootleg of Unison Music's Daydream)
  • 1999 - Daydream (uncredited on this official Unison Music release)
  • 2002 - Daydream (Fools of the World re-release)
  • 2002 - Orbis

Albums with Terry Scott Taylor[edit]

  • 2003 - All Day Sing and Dinner on the Ground (EP)

Limited edition releases or compilation appearances[edit]

  • 1997 - Demonstrations of Love (Various Artists), "Audrey"
  • 2001 - Soullift: Soundtrack for the Soul (Various Artists), "Mercy Seat"
  • 2002 - Come as a Child: The Andy's Angels Concert (limited edition live concert with Theo Obrastoff, Aaron Sprinkle, and Terry Scott Taylor)
  • 2003 - Come as a Child or Not at All (Taylor & Obrastoff), "Audrey" (extended version)
  • 2004 - Come as a Child or Not al All II: Like an Orange to a Child (Obrastoff & Watson), "No Soul"
  • 2004 - Welcome to the Revolution (Liberty n' Justice), "Change Comes Around" (with Harry Hess of Harem Scarem)

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