Terry Jones Rogers and Scott Nienhaus began their long association in 1993 after both relocated to Nashville,TN at the urging of their mutual friend Michael 'Supe' Granda of The Ozark Mountain Daredevils. Nienhaus and Granda had become friends in their home state of Missouri, when Scott's group 'Acousticity' toured with 'The Daredevils' as their opening act, soon leading to 'Acousticity' working with Nicolette Larson as her band.
Rogers and Granda became friends when they worked together in the classic group 'The Byrds' with original drummer Michael Clarke. Terry was invited to join the newly reformed group by Clarke in 1988 after becoming friends in Hilton Head,SC, and was fronting the band when Supe came on board. Soon after Granda's inspired introduction, Rogers invited Nienhaus to join his newly formed group 'The Byrds Celebration', after Michael Clarke's untimely death in December of 1993. In early 1994, Rogers & Nienhaus began working with 'The Byrds Celebration' along with Byrds alumni Skip Battin and Gene Parsons, as they embarked their first tour of Europe, including Germany, Switzerland, France and The Netherlands.
In 1995, Rogers & Nienhaus released 'The Rogers/Nienhaus Band with Skip Battin' "Empty Room", recorded at Music Masters Studio in St. Louis,MO, leading to many European tours as an acoustic duo in support of this project. Numerous cafes and clubs in Amsterdam and other parts of The Netherlands, and 'The Anker' in 'Interlacken,Switzerland were favorites and always included many return engagements.
Living in Nashville,TN provided many opportunities for the duo, including The Ryal Macaws, which featured Rogers & Nienhaus, along with Supe Granda, Vince Barranco, and world renowned fiddler, Vassar Clements.
After Skip Battin retired from touring in 1997, Michael Curtis joined The Byrds Celebration along with drummer Tim Politte and continue to tour the US, Europe and South America. Also, with the addition of Michael Curtis, come some Curtis Brothers classics, like "Southern Cross" recorded by CSN, and "Blue Letter" recorded by Fleetwood Mac. Don't miss an opportunity to catch this truly great band, as they transport their audiences back to the hey day of the 60's and 70's!!
Now living in the St. Louis Metro area, Rogers & Nienhaus have become local favorites, with their fiery performance and pristine harmonies, as well as national and international engagements. Michael Curtis and Tim Politte often join Scott and Terry in intimate club settings as well as special concert performances around St. Louis, and sometimes old friends like Supe Granda of The Ozark Mt. Daredevils, and on occasion Rusty Young of Poco, drop in for a special show. So keep your eyes on our web site for news of shows and special guests and events!!
Scott, Terry and Supe Granda in 2011 revived their old group, The Real Macaws and have recorded and released a new CD titled "STANDING ALONE" with Terry Jones Rogers, Scott Nienhaus, Tim Politte and Michael Supe Granda....along with special guests, Rusty Young, John Mondin and Jim Manley!!
Madison Thorn Photography
Once again Rogers & Nienhaus have been in the studio, at Music Masters in St. Louis, with the members of YOUNGER THAN YESTERDAY, Terry Jones Rogers, Scott Nienhaus, Michael Curtis and Tim Politte, and have completed a long awaited CD, that was released on May 31st of 2013 at the historical Wildey Theatre in Edwardsville,IL!!!! Even a tornado couldn't interrupt their performance for more than a few minutes, as YOUNGER THAN YESTERDAY completed the show totally acoustic for their sold-out crowd!!
photo ~ Chuck Sheets
Rogers & Nienhaus, along with former bandmate, Karen Crawford, also appear on the Poco tribute CD, titled, 'Down to the Wire', released in 2008, on Paul Cotton's label. Scott Nienhaus can also be heard singing and playing multi-instruments on Pat Liston's, of Mama's Pride, first solo CD, 'Blue Mist', and Rogers, Nienhaus & Crawford also appear on Pat's 2nd solo CD, 'Dreamer'.
In August of 2011, Terry Jones Rogers, Scott Nienhaus and Tim Politte appeared with Pat Liston at the world famous Sheldon Concert Hall for the Liston Family Affair, continuing their long association with Pat Liston and Mama's Pride. Look for more of this in 2013!!
Tommy Martin, Tim Politte, Pat Liston, Dickie Steltenpohl, Scott Nienhaus, Terry Jones Rogers
photo ~ Madison Thorn
photo~ Rachell Kolodsiejski Brazil 2011