Roger Tincknell has been performing for children, families, and seniors in the U.S., Canada and Europe for over 45 years. His strong, expressive vocal styles, show stopping yodeling and masterful instrumental skills bring a warmth and versatility to his performances. With a background as a classroom teacher and music specialist, Roger has pioneered programs in multicultural, environmental and special needs education and curriculum development.
Roger is a two-time Parents' Choice Award-winning recording artist with numerous albums for children and adults. His extensive repertoire includes original, traditional and contemporary songs presented in a variety of musical styles. Ballads, swing, country blues, bluegrass, and cowboy yodeling are interspersed with American and international folksongs. Roger accompanies himself on guitar, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, Irish bouzouki, Bodhran (Celtic drum), mountain dulcimer, harmonica, Puerto Rican and Venezuelan cuatros, South American charango, Zamponia (Pan Flute), Native American Flute, Latin percussion.and African drums.
"One of the best, maybe THE best interactive music program we have ever had! Roger got both children and parents totally involved. Wonderful music!" Children's Librarian, Orange, CT
"Roger's energy is infectious and upbeat and is enjoyed by all. This is important because our monthly concerts attract seniors of varying abilities, backgrounds, and ages." Director, Amherst Senior Center
"Roger always performs for sold out crowds ...he is one of our favorite performers!" Director, Chatham Senior Center
"Roger integrates MA state curriculum frameworks to his programs. He includes all children in a multi-sensory, interactive musical experience...terrific performer!" Dixie Herbst, Principal, Naquag Elementary School, Rutland, MA
“Roger, your ability to teach about the music that makes America what it is as a nation is truly outstanding!” Mary Gontczaruk, School Librarian, Chicopee, MA
"Each year when we discuss how to spend funds teachers say, 'Just give us Roger!' He has truly become a beloved musician in our community and we never tire of his concerts." Karen Green, CFCE Coordinator, South Deerfield, MA
I can truly say that I have never seen our students -- and even our faculty -- enjoy and become so involved in a performance." Ronnie R. Webster, Monson, MA Jr. Sr. High School
"Roger has played the Iron Horse regularly since its doors opened in 1979. His shows are marked by an engaging informality and have a very broad-based appeal. As much as he lightens the evening with yodels and sing-alongs, he also brings it back home with craftsmanly interpretations of the finest songs in the contemporary folk repertoire. Roger's warmth and good humor make for uncanny audience rapport." Iron Horse Cafe, Northampton, MA
78 Pratt Corner Rd., Shutesbury, MA 01072
Home: (413) 259-1146, Cell: 413-210-0239
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