Terry Jones Rogers
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                           a Tribute to The Byrds
Recorded live in Nashville,TN       Turn, Turn, Turn
Recorded live in Nashville,TN        Tambourine Man
Recorded live in Nashville,TN        8 Miles High

                NEW WEBSITE.... http://byrdscelebration.com
 Terry Jones Rogers was invited to join The Byrds when they reformed in 1988, by Michael Clarke, who met Rogers in Hilton Head,SC. This led to a long association with The Byrds, as he fronted the group on it's national and international tours.


 This line-up included Michael Clarke, Skip Battin, Carlos Bernal, Jerry Sorn and Terry Jones Rogers. John York replaced Bernal on the 2nd half of a national tour, but departed after only a few months, flying home to be with his expectant wife. At this point, Skip Battin stepped up to the bass position, as he did in his former stint with The Byrds. This 4 piece line-up of Michael Clarke, Skip Battin, Jerry Sorn and Terry Jones Rogers then embarked on their first extensive tour of Europe, as The Byrds featuring Michael Clarke. This line-up continued to tour until Michael Clarke's untimely death, in December of 1993.

     In early 1994, Terry Jones Rogers and Skip Battin                     formed  The Byrds Celebration, along with newcomer Scott Nienhaus, who had been introduced to Rogers by their mutual friend  Supe Granda of The Ozark Mountain Daredevils, and Ron Gremp, also a member of The Daredevils.

   When Gremp returned to his gig with The Daredevils, Gene Parsons agreed  to reunite with his old "Byrds' mate Skip Battin, and   The Byrds Celebration embarked on their first European Tour in 1994.



                                        **** Press ****

"The excitement on the stage and the excitement of the crowd connected and fused and the band was called back for three encores. All of the magic and electricity was there on
Daytona's Main Street just as it was in the 60's on the Sunset Strip in L.A. proving the music and the sound and the message are timeless.
The Byrds Celebration is an entirely proper name for this band, for in this celebration of the music there is as well a
celebration of an identity and signature which is a vital part
of the heart of America itself!!" 
William Graham Carrington ~
author of ~
"Cowboys with Chrome Horses"
Daytona Bikeweek

"Michael Curtis, Terry Jones Rogers, Scott Nienhaus and Tim Politte, put out nonstop four part vocal harmonies flawlessly throughout their entire show. These four musicians are
carrying on the strong tradition of the music of  The Byrds in
the most professional manner, and to hear these guys perform these songs is a pleasure not often available in today's music world!!!"
T.P. Douglas~Granger Fest

At the end of this 1st tour of Europe for The Byrds Celebration, Gene Parsons left to work with Fender Guitars, designing guitars with his patented Stringbender mechanism, that he had designed for Clarence White. Vince Barranco, a very talented session drummer in Nashville,TN, replaced Parsons, performing with The Byrds Celebration, as well as playing on The Rogers / Nienhaus Band CD 'Empty Room'.

  After an automobile accident involving Vince Barranco, Tim Politte, who had worked with Scott Nienhaus in his band, Acousticity and with The Nicolette Larsen Band, joined The Byrds Celebration. This line up continued to tour, until Skip Battin retired from touring for health reasons in 1997. Michael Curtis, who had played extensively with both Michael Clarke and Gene Clark, as well as being a member of Crazy Horse, joined The Byrds Celebration, bringing with him some Michael Curtis classics like "Southern Cross" recorded by CSN, and "Blue Letter" recorded by Fleetwood Mac.

This line-up of Terry Jones Rogers, Michael Curtis, Scott Nienhaus & Tim Politte are truly a 'not to be missed' act, and will be the highlight of your event!!!
YOUNGER THAN YESTERDAY will transport you back to the golden age of the 60's and 70's....get ready to Rock!!!

YOUNGER THAN YESTERDAY has just released a new CD on May 31, 2013 @ The Wildey Theater in Edwardsville,IL to rave reviews. Find more info on www.byrdscelebration.com

   Estudio M      Sao Palo, Brazil    May 2011
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