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Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers

Arizona-bred singer/songwriter Roger Clyne first made a name for himself while fronting the Refreshments during the post-grunge heyday of the '90s. "Banditos" was the quartet's biggest hit, an invitingly cheeky pop anthem that splashed the group's Southwestern-tinged music across mainstream and college radio during the summer of 1996. True national success fell short for the band, however, and the Refreshments called it quits in 1998 after two albums on the Mercury label. Clyne retreated to his Southwestern abode in Arizona to reflect, found himself tinkering around with Americana and Latin influences, and began playing acoustic shows around his hometown of Tempe. Soon, he and several veterans of the local scene grouped together as Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers.

Embracing his reflective side, not to mention his country influences (which had made themselves known on the Refreshments' sophomore album, The Bottle & Fresh Horses), Clyne molded a new musical creation. He, along with former Refreshments drummer P.H. Naffah, ex-Dead Hot Workshop guitarist Steve Larson, bassist Danny White, and ex-Gin Blossoms guitarist Scott Johnson, introduced a twangy hard rock on 1999's Honky Tonk Union. Released on the band's own label, Emma Java Recordings, the album debuted in the Top Ten of the Billboard Internet Sales charts (the Peacemakers would repeat this feat with their subsequent five releases, making them the only independent band to ever do so). Shows throughout the Southwest and Mexico kept the band busy -- busy enough to issue a top-notch live album, Real to Reel, in fall 2001.

Clyne took his lyrical poetics a step further for the band's second studio effort. Sonoran Hope & Madness, which was released in February 2002, combined a sultry mix of country and folk while sifting through Clyne's visions of nature encumbered by human recklessness. Americano followed in 2004, featuring a slimmed-down band (Johnson had since left to join the reunited Gin Blossoms) whose rugged take on heartland rock had grown steadily more cohesive since its late-'90s debut. Following those recording sessions, White left the group to pursue work as a Nashville producer and was replaced by former Gloritone bassist Nick Scropos.

The new lineup immediately hit the road, and the band released one of its more raucous shows as Live at Billy Bob's in 2005 before issuing the Four Unlike Before EP the following year. No More Beautiful World, which toned down the band's rollicking style in favor of mariachi beats and humorous narratives, was released in 2007. That winter, the Peacemakers decamped to Mexico to write and record a wealth of material in eight straight days. Daily video installments broadcast their efforts on the Internet, allowing the group's audience to watch the eight songs take shape. Turbo Ocho collected the resulting tunes (along with three others) and was released in the spring of 2008, marking Larson's last appearance with the group. Guitarist Jim Dalton replaced him in early 2009, and the new lineup unveiled itself on the road, touring heavily for two years before releasing Unida Cantina in 2011. ~ MacKenzie Wilson & Andrew Leahey, Rovi
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The first time i heard Americano! OMG . Hope to experience them live.
jhjarvis44
RCPM, here's to life. Best band you never heard of and the best show you will ever attend.
baldaldo
Shouldn't Hoodoo Gurus be a similar artist? Both rock.
This band cranks. Keep it up PH...donkey kong on the drums.
The best live band in the world. Cant wait to see them again next week!!
ecarlson44
DO NOT MISS THIS SHOW...UNREA L LIVE!
OMG dont miss their show !!!
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Saw these guys in Scottsdale, AZ for the first time a couple of weeks ago! immediately hooked!
artmonaghan7
Best honest to God Rock and Roll band out there. They personify Independent Rock spirit. Greatest live show on the planet. Both heart and soul are left on the stage after every performance.
MY FAVORITE BAND....THEY KILL IT LIVE
Really really wish they had tracks from Honky Tonk Union and Sonoran Hope and Madness on Pandora. Some of my favorite songs are on those albums
Is it just a coincidence that Down Together by The Refreshments has a line that says: We can put on ripped up clothes/ and pretend we're Dead Hot Workshop?
Larson was good, but the band is actually better with Jim Dalton. Great band; lots of fun!
a.menninger
I miss Mr. Larson as theguitar player...
Been with these guys since the beginning! They are the best live show around and still manage to put out good quality albums every few years! Keep it up Roger!
They stole the show at Denver Day of Rock.
tiffanycarpe n t e r 2
Hands down the best live performance I have ever seen! True talent and a great time! I will be seeing them for my second time in Albuquerque this week!
rgosselin02
Saw RCPM open for Cowboy Mouth a few years ago. It was an awesome show...ended up spending all my beer money on RCPM cds!
shut up txvs1400!
socalrhoda
RCPM has a new album coming out next month ( April 2011) !!! "Unida Cantina" Check it out. My absolute favorite band to see live. Lost count how many times I've seen them.
valeriel79
I remember a long time ago hearing about there being a Refreshments / D e a d Hot Workshop sort of rivalry. I tried googling it, but couldn't find anything. Obviously not too big of a rivalry if Steve Larson ended up in RCPM.
thevanman552
They were just here in Ptown on Nov 12. It was my 5th show with them. Roger is one of the best live performers ever. He has a great band and a true love for being out there. The crowd sings every lyric. Excellent stuff. Go see him if you get a chance, you will not be disappointed . Here's to life.
They have been previewing a song or two from the next album at their summer 2010 shows. Sounds good. New guitarist is Jim Dalton from The Railbenders.
txvs1400
according to their latest podcast, an early 2011 release.
im not sure if there will be another album. steve larson left the band and there is a legal battle going on as far as i know.
kingsfan77
When's the next album coming out. I've been watching them since before honky tonk union came out.
elis_comin_k d l
Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers are the most fun I have ever had! I love all their albums, but especially the live ones, because its easy to imagine yourself at their show. If you haven't caught them before, do yourself a HUGE favor and check them out, you will be an instant fan!!
We have been a Roger Fan for years! Great to see in concert and Circus Mexico. Roger bring back the October show we miss it! Here's to life.
amy_onder
Great band to chill out with a couple beers to.
Try Calexico, Giant Sand, Gin Blossoms, Old 97s, Slobberbone, The Drams,...I'l l think of more....I added them to my Roger Clyne station and its good stuff.
I am new to Pandora, and so far love it. I was wondering how we can influence the "similar artist" choices for Roger Clyne. I am not trying to start a "I hate your favorite band" thread, but want to keep it more positive - can you think of some popular artists that are similar? I was introduced to Fastball and Cross Canadian Ragweed here, and really like them. But not so sure about the more mainstream groups - Counting Crows, Weezer, Tom Petty. Who would you choose?
I'd say that's a pretty fair biography, except no mention of the fierce following (unless you deduce that's how they managed such impressive independent sales...). I mean, we - the rabid cult following of the Peacemakers - are CRAZY. This band is special to those who are familiar with them. Very special. Spooky special. And those are the intangibles that a fair bio should include, eh?

And yes - get yourself to Rocky Point each spring and fall, you won't be disappointed !
RCPM offers a good, quality blend to my often times trite music collection. He writes brilliant lyrics and aptly melds the Mexican influence into his music.
I highly recommend you pack your sandals and a toothbrush, and head to Circus Mexicus! Head down to the bay and get ready for a weekend of great rock! Great times are had by all and I promise, you'll be back!
I've been following this band since their early days in Tempe. They continue to grow and entertain. They are a great live show if you ever have a chance to hear them.
The best band the "nobody's heard of"!
I agree that he is a gerat songwriter, but have you heard of josh ritter?
Roger Clyne might just be the last, great American songwriter.
This is quite simply the best band in America today.
shore62
Taking up where Roger's previous band, The Refreshments left off. Outstanding power pop/alt-coun t r y .

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