Roger Girke and the Wandering Souls!

Old Bowie Town Grille, 8604 Chestnut Avenue, Bowie, Maryland

Roger Girke is one funky blues playing, road tested guitarist, singer and writer whose career has spanned over 4,000 live shows, concerts and festivals and numerous recording sessions and releases.

Roger started out performing in the eastern PA/NJ area, eventually joining the legendary Philadelphia area roots rock band Pickins (Capitol/Ariola), followed by tours and recording with Sharks (Elektra), Robert Hazard (RCA), and many others. Since the 90's roger has released 5 CD's with his band and has regularly performing at blues festivals, clubs and concerts throughout the Mid-Atlantic. In that time he has also recorded and performed with Gary Allegretto (Los Angeles, CA), Sam Cockrell (Chicago, IL) Jimmy Pritchard (DE) and others.

The Roger Girke Band was a top 10 finalist in the 2009 International Blues Challenge and also two time top tier CD finalists* in 2005 and 2009 (The IBC is an annual event in Memphis which has been a career launchpad for Keb Mo, Susan Tedeschi, Michael Burks, Eden Brent and many others).