Michael Roe

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Michael Roe
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Background information
Born (1954-10-12) October 12, 1954 (age 61)
California, United States

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


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]



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 a bonus 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) (digital download single)
  • 2014 - .....And a Phrase or Two (part of a two disc set packaged with Gimme a Kickstart... by The 77s)


  • 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 - Soul Lift: 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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