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North Carolina native Trip Rogers has been entertaining audiences on the east coast of the US for most of his life. A guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, and entertainer by trade and passion, Trip seamlessly moves among many musical genres with his trademark high energy, skill, and humor.
Trip has performed Celtic music for over fifteen years (including the Celtic rock band Stirling Bridge), and his musical resume includes everything from southern rock to blues.. The story-laden songs of Scotland, Ireland, and Appalachia, are brought to life by Trip’s vocal styling, and vibrant guitar style, and dynamic stage presence.
Neil Anderson is a multi-instrumentalist best known as a founding member of NYC-based Seven Nations, America's groundbreaking Celtic Rock powerhouse and the band that kicked off the "kilt-rock" genre in the US in the mid-90’s.
Neil has performed and toured internationally with many of the top artists and groups in the Celtic genre including Paddy Keenan (The Bothy Band), Brian McNeill (Battlefield Band), Black 47, Stuart Cameron (Ashley MacIsaac/ Crash Test Dummies), and Grammy Award-winners The Chieftains. He appeared as a featured or supporting artist at every major Celtic festival in North America over a 20-year career as a musical road warrior.
Neil retired from the music business in 2015, but he’s proud to come out of retirement to support his old friend, Trip Rogers.