Roger Rocks on Rails:
Growing Bolder releases a one of a kind docu-concert recorded on a train trip. It's an intimate, personal, historical, musical treasure from a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legend.
Roger's Commentary to "Rocks on Rails":
See what he has to say about this truly unique video.
Inside the Folk Den:
Growing Bolder brings you the first-ever inside look at Roger at his home recording studio. You see the process from beginning to end as he records a song for his Grammy-Award-Winning Folk Den Project.
Draggin' 'Cross the USA:
Growing Bolder releases a video of Roger playing a little-known gem he performed for astronauts at NASA.
1967 Film Discovered: Eight Miles High:
Growing Bolder releases a movie shot by Roger himself. He explains the fascinating story behind this lost gem from an era gone forever.
Rock Hero/Eco Warrior:
Determined to reduce his carbon footprint, McGuinn buys an electric scooter. But watch as he comes up with a way to take it completely off the grid.
Rock Hero On Ice:
Know any other rock hall of famers who can make ice from the sun?
Roger In Studio with Dolly Parton:
Dolly covers a Byrds classic and invites Roger to listen in.
GB's Marc Middleton provides an eye-opening overview in a musical conversation with Mr. Tambourine Man on his amazing career.
Roger Stays Connected:
No doubt about it, McGuinn loves technology. And he's clever enough to come up with ways to make it work for him. Watch what he can do with a cell phone and a laptop.
The Childhood Gift That Changed Music History:
The amazing story of how the transistor radio changed Roger's life and led to some of the greatest music in rock history.
Exclusive Interview, McGuinn Breaks Wrist:
He had to cut short his tour, undergo surgery and be placed in a cast. He tells Growing Bolder how it happened.
The Boss and the Byrd:
When Bruce Springsteen's tour came through Roger's hometown of Orlando he surprised the crowd as the two performed on stage.
Roger's Priceless Photo:
Why this memento from the very birth of the Byrds means more to Roger than any other piece of memorabilia.
Roger on the Growing Bolder Radio Show:
Listen to him tell the incredible story of the Byrds and play some of his most cherished hits.
McGuinn Bio From Growing Bolder: Roger founded the Byrds in 1964. The group's first single, "Mr. Tambourine Man," was #1 worldwide and helped make both the Byrds famous. McGuinn and the Byrds released 13 albums and turned out one hit after another including "I'll Feel a Whole Lot Better," "Turn, Turn, Turn," "Eight Miles High," "My Back Pages" and "You Ain't Going Nowhere."
Fueled by McGuinns virtuosity and curiosity, the band helped create both folk rock and country rock. After disbanding the Byrds in 1973, McGuinn began a solo career and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991.
Since 1995, Roger has been releasing free original recordings of traditional folk songs for download on his Folk Den Project. If you're into podcasting, you can also download them (for free!!) at iTunes under podcasts.
Roger and his wife Camilla have their own label- April First Productions. They have released three projects on April First. Camilla describes all three:
1. Limited Edition, 2004 -- folk, blues and rock 'n' roll. One of my favorite tracks is the tribute to George Harrison -- "If I needed Someone." We recorded it in Nashville with John Jorgenson and Stan Lynch. Both of these wonderful musicians recorded with Roger on the first Byrd's box set and "Back From Rio."
2. The Folk Den Project, 2005. This was one big project. Roger wanted to celebrate 10 years of The Folk Den. It's his favorite project on mcguinn.com where he posts a traditional folk song each month for free download in order to help preserve the music. While mixing the 100 songs of this four CD set at Roger's side and proof reading the 40-page booklet at the Summit Road Studios in Parker, Colo. , I thought we might be nuts. Who was going to care about 100 folk songs? It turns out. A lot of people. Even Rolling Stone called it "...near perfect."
3. Live From Spain, 2006. Every Saturday morning when we're at home, we commit ourselves to creative Saturdays. Roger records and I usually work on the blog. One Saturday, I decided that a real creative thing to do would be to clean my desk. In the process, I found the master from a show in Spain. It was recorded for radio broadcast so the quality was exceptional for a live recording. I took it to Roger thinking we might use it for the APAP conference. He put it on and as I was walking out of his studio, I stopped in my tracks. It not only had a good sound, it was an unusual show. We decided to press it for the fans who have been asking me for a copy of Roger's concert. Roger's shows are all slightly different, but this one will bring back the memories.