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Terry Jones Rogers
Terry Jones Rogers grew up in the music rich town of Macon, Georgia, and began his musical journey at 5 years old, as part of his family's gospel group. In 1969, Rogers teamed with local singer-songwriter Mark Heard to form the group, 'Infinity + 3', recording an album of mostly original material in 1970. College years in Athens, GA spawned the band 'Hawkey', opening for Goose Creek Symphony on several occasions. His time in Athens brought him together with Randall Bramblett and Davis Causey, which began a longtime friendship, and led to sharing the stage, opening shows throughout the South.

Terry's new group, Rogers, Pound & Greene, formed in 1973, following his move back to Macon, began opening shows for groups like Foghat, It's A Beatiful Day, James Gang, Earl Sruggs Revue, and many more, becoming a favorite on the college circuit. After Greene's departure in 1975, The Pound & Rogers Band was formed, touring the East Coast through the rest of the 70's, recording at Capricorn Studios under the direction of famed producer Paul Hornsby, at Pyramid Studios on Lookout Mt. with English producer Michael Stewart, and becoming a fixture at the exclusive club, ''Trax' in Manhattan in NYC.


Terry relocated to Atlanta, GA in 1980, and began performing as 'Terry Rogers & Friends', with old Macon friends, Jerry Sorn, Earl Ford, Bill Stewart, Matt Greely, and Billy Burke, all Capricorn Records vets. He was invited to join the reformed group, The Byrds, in 1988, and fronted the band on multiple national and international tours. Rogers relocated to Nashville,TN in 1993, where he was soon introduced to Scott Nienhaus, by their mutual friend, Supe Granda, of the Ozark Mt. Daredevils, which led to a longtime partnership, and an invitation from Rogers, for Scott to become a part of the newly formed 'Byrds Celebration', following the untimely death of original Byrds member, Michael Clarke. This new lineup included Byrds alumni Skip Battin and Gene Parsons, as they embarked on a tour of Europe, in early 1994. After this tour, Scott, Terry and Skip went into Music Masters Studios in St. Louis, with new drummer Vince Barranco, and recorded a CD, titled "Empty Room"  'The Rogers/Nienhaus Band with Skip Battin', resulting in numerous tours of Europe by both 'The Byrds Celebration,and 'Rogers & Nienhaus' to support this project. The 'Byrds Celebration' continued to tour through 2002. This  lineup of The Byrds Celebration, Terry Jones Rogers, Michael Curtis, Scott Nienhaus and Tim Politte, continue to  perform as YOUNGER THAN YESTERDAY~with former members of The Byrds.

A new project with Terry, Scott, Tim Politte and Michael Supe Granda, called 'The Real Macaws,  released a new CD in early 2011, recorded again at Music Masters Studios in St. Louis. Rusty Young of Poco fame also appears on 2 songs, including a reprise of Terry's song "Hell Has Returned to Frogtown".

In 2012 a new CD project began with the members of YOUNGER THAN YESTERDAY, Rogers, Nienhaus, Curtis & Politte, recording their original material as well as a song written by Gene Clark, but never recorded by The Byrds. This project  also includes one of Terry's  songs, "Pirates", a featured song in concerts by The Byrds featuring Michael Clarke and previously released on a bootleg recording out of Germany in 1990. This self titled recording was released on May 31, 2013 with a concert at the historic Wildey Theater in Edwardsville,IL. The sold-out house were treated to a completely acoustic performance after power was knocked out by a tornado 5 songs into the show!!

Terry's songs are published through his BMI publishing company, Ryal Macaw Music, including one motion picture credit, to date, in the sci-fi movie "Frogtown II", with his song "Hell Has Returned to Frogtown", recorded at Paul Hornsby's Muscadine Studios in Macon, Georgia.

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