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Read the Boston Globe profile on JPR’s Grateful Dead guitar workshops, and watch the video here.

More recent press…

About the Music

“Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers’ songs ring true and new. Spot-on work from an American wordsmith.”—Patty Larkin

“Deft commentary…a call to be ornery but sympathetic—cautionary but optimistic.”—Kenneth Pattengale, the Milk Carton Kids (more)

Folk music with a serrated edge A magical blend of storytelling, driving flattop guitar, and earthy percussion.” —Andy Ellis

“JPR may be the quintessential acoustic singer-songwriter, but he colors with a full palette of folk, rock, blues, and soul.”—NYS Music (more)

“There are musicians…and then there is Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers. With an already impressive résumé that includes a John Lennon Songwriting award, being a founding editor of Acoustic Guitar magazine and a regular contributor to NPR’s All Things Considered, Rodgers still passionately works to move his chosen art forward.”—WCNY Connected

“Having come to appreciate the art of songwriting while living in Nashville, I realized the difference between a writer, an artist, and an entertainer. Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers is one of those unique talents who manages to embrace all three. Unlike so much of pop culture, the lyrics to his original music clearly come from his heart and soul; his mastery of the guitar is a work of art; and his attentiveness and interaction with the audience is warm and genuine.”—Mark Kaufman, Evening of Story & Song, Fernandina Beach, Florida

Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers sure can play the music—listen to his ‘Stella Blue’ and you’ll know what I mean. Better still, he can teach it.”
Dennis McNally, author, A Long Strange Trip: The Inside History of the Grateful Dead

About The Complete Singer-Songwriter

“A great source of inspiration… Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers takes you through all of it—from the fun stuff to the daily grind. And the insightful quotes from working songwriters give you a true sense of belonging.”—Ellis Paul (more)

“There’s a whole lot of fun in this book for a song lover. I prescribe it for the layman, the budding writer, the veteran songmaker who needs a goose, and any touring/recording troubadour who just wants to talk shop and keep company with their own.”—Ani DiFranco

“A lucid, well-written, fact-stuffed work. If your dream is to be a songwriter, and if ever a book could help you realize that dream, this is the book.”—Bruce Cockburn

“Jeffrey’s conversations with songwriters over so many years have resulted in the most creatively valuable book on the subject.”—Ben Harper

“Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers…jumps right inside the essence of songwriting to the point where you will possibly wonder how the author knew the intimate details of your creative process.”—Muse’s Muse

A well-thought out, thorough, reader-friendly, practical, and useful guide, worthy of inclusion in anyone’s songwriting library.”—David Roth

About Rock Troubadours

“Rodgers is a masterful interviewer, and this collection is a good source of both musical ideas and glimpses into the creative process of some of the most influential musicians of our time.”—Dirty Linen

“Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers cuts through the BS to get the nitty-gritty about what makes these artists tick. It’s that rare book that truly illuminates the creative process.”
—Blair Jackson, author of Garcia: An American Life