Hailed as one of the most exciting live acts on the road today, Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers are musical beacons of the Southwest fueled by witty and insightful lyrics, crunching guitar riffs, and a dynamic rhythm section. RCPM are the only act to release seven consecutive studio albums to land on the top 10 of Billboard's Internet Sales Chart, two at No. 1, all released on a 100% independent record label.
Dubbed the "Springsteen of the Southwest" by the Asbury Park Press, Roger Clyne and his guitar have toured around the world over his 20-year career, starting with The Refreshments. The seminal Tempe, AZ band made big waves in the '90s both on college and alt-rock radio as well as MTV with the songs "Banditos" (with the infamous chorus, "Everybody knows that the world is full of stupid people") and "Down Together" as well as writing the theme for TV's King of the Hill. More than 20 years later, Clyne and Refreshments drummer PH Naffah, along with bassist Nick Scropos and lead guitarist Jim Dalton keep the songs of The Refreshments alive, while adding to their own ever growing musical legacy.
RCPM's new album, Native Heart, was produced by Grammy winner Steve Berlin and mixed by Michael Brauer at Electric Lady Studios in New York City. "I just let ‘Native Heart' flow from the person I've become through my music. ‘Americano!' was about the cost of empire for a nation and an individual heart; ‘Sonoran Hope and Madness' was my folk-punk-rock eco-warrior treatise, but ‘Native Heart,' I didn't come up with a statement of intent. I just let it unfold."