Redding California singer songwriter Roger Jaeger has assembled a fine group to play the live version of his latest single, ‘It’s My Time’. There’s a drummer who lays down a steady groove, a pianist who supports the song with ringing, resonant, and broad chords, and an acoustic guitarist whose harmonies blend both beautifully and enthusiastically with Roger himself. His combo is assembled in a brick-walled room, and there’s even a choir in the corner. Jaeger looks every bit an Americana frontman, with his easy-going manner and his expressive, red-bearded face. One thing sets him apart however; instead of a guitar in his lap, he plays a sitar.
But fans of Jaeger won’t be surprised. This American artist is one with a broad global vision. He’s lived in India, and taught songwriting there, too. While Jaeger doesn’t always play the sitar, when he does he ensures it’s integrated into his work with a seamlessness that has become a characteristic of all his music.
Jaeger takes his team to a place close to home for the live recording of ‘It’s My Time’, choosing Blackbox Studio in Redding. Director Chase Smith captures Roger’s mesmerising performance, which showcase his total dedication, his belief in himself, and his songwriting. Everybody in the session is happy to be there, and it shows. They’re taking part in creating a song (and a video) that has a dual purpose as a prayer. ‘It’s My Time’ serves as a heartfelt message from an artist on the precipice of recognition, and one who is determined to get his voice heard around the world.
Watch the video for ‘It’s My Time’ below, and check out Roger’s official homepage for more about this artist and his music.