Roger Clyne

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Roger Clyne
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Background information
Birth name Roger Meade Clyne
Born (1968-01-13) January 13, 1968 (age 49)
Tucson, Arizona
Origin Tucson, Arizona
Genres Rock
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter
Instruments Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica, Kazoo
Labels Emma Java
Associated acts Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers
The Refreshments
The Mortals
Gin Blossoms
Dead Hot Workshop
The Railbenders
Notable instruments
Fender Telecaster

Roger Meade Clyne (born January 13, 1968) is the lead singer, primary songwriter, and rhythm guitar player for the American rock band Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers. His previous bands include The Refreshments and the Mortals.

Clyne and the Peacemakers (also known as RCPM) released their seventh full-length studio album, "The Independent", on April 29, 2014. Clyne's musical career has spanned close to two decades, including several hits with the Refreshments and penning the theme song for the TV show King of the Hill. Clyne also wrote and recorded the victory song for his hometown Major League Baseball club, the Arizona Diamondbacks, entitled The D-Backs Swing.[1]

Much of Clyne's music throughout his career revolves around life in southern and central Arizona. He was born in Tucson and grew up in Tempe where he balanced life as a suburban kid while visiting his grandparents' ranch in southern Arizona. There, he rode horses, herded cattle and fixed fences. As a youth and young adult, his frequent trips south of the border to Mexico have influenced his music. Clyne attended college at Arizona State University, where he played with several bands.[2] Several concerts including RCPM's annual show in Rocky Point, Mexico raise money for charities based in both Rocky Point and Arizona.[3]

He owns his own tour bus, nicknamed "The Stallion" and tours all over the United States every year.

Clyne's other interests include his own brand of tequila, named Mexican Moonshine.[4]

Roger lives with his wife, Alisa, and their three children, Otis, Ruston, and Lily, in Tempe, Arizona.[5]


Roger Clyne and The Peacemakers at Saint Rocke in 2015

Cultural Impact[edit]

In the 2011 novel Donations to Clarity by Noah Baird (Published by Second Wind Publishing), two characters were named after Roger Clyne- A newscaster 'Echo Clyne' and her cameraman 'Roger'.[6]



  1. ^ "Arizona Diamondbacks Ballpark Music". Major League Baseball Advanced Media. Retrieved 25 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Artist Biography: Roger Clyne". Retrieved 25 April 2014. 
  3. ^ Jordan, Lauren. "Q&A: Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers". The State Press. Retrieved 25 April 2014. 
  4. ^ Hwang, Kellie. "Rocker Roger Clyne unveils Mexican Moonshine". The Arizona Republic. Retrieved 25 April 2014. 
  5. ^ Hwang, Kellie. "Rocker Roger Clyne unveils Mexican Moonshine". The Arizona Republic. Retrieved 25 April 2014. 
  6. ^ "Donations to Clarity". Retrieved 25 July 2012. 

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