Randy Rogers Band Are ‘One Big Happy Family’
The Randy Rogers Band have spent much of the last 15 years on the road, now drawing crowds that rival the size of those that come out to see some of the biggest acts in country music. The band’s guitarist, Geoffrey Hill, says that the secret to their success has far more to do with their personalities than with musicianship.
“We’re one big happy family,” Hill tells The Boot. “We actually do get along really well. We have a great crew, and obviously we’ve had the same five guys in the band for 14 years now.”
“We’ve even had the same bus driver for over 10 years,” Randy Rogers interjects. “Think about that. Bus drivers come and go.”
But those relationships are hard work — and, sometimes, they can matter more than talent.
“I feel like being the absolute best musician on the road is not always the most important thing,” Hill says. “Being with people you can get along with is really, really, really important. If you can’t get along with somebody, it doesn’t matter how good you are on guitar.”
The group has never taken a large amount of time off, and with the recent release of their latest record, Nothing Shines Like Neon, the RRB don’t plan on staying home any time soon.
“People ask us all the time, ‘Are you tired of it? Does it get old? Does it get mundane?’” Rogers reveals. “There’s still things left out there for us to do. And every record that we put out, it seems like we get a little bit further down the road or to a different plateau. The music business is a bunch of staying in the same place for a long time. So hopefully we’ll just jump up to that next level.”