Creager gets off the stage to bond with fans in his new Fiesta Tour
Published: Thursday, February 21, 2013
Updated: Thursday, February 21, 2013 13:02
Roger Creager will perform at Banita Creek Hall at 8 p.m. Feb. 22 with special guest Josh Grider. He’s switching things up on this tour, calling it the Texas Fiesta Tour which he and his band kicked off in January.
“It’s like a typical Roger Creager show with all the things I want when I got to a concert,” he said.
A lot of the fun, interactive inspiration reportedly came from Jimmy Buffett’s concert style. He wants to have more interaction with his fans inside the bars he performs in.
“The first 100 or so people inside the door will get an acoustic show,” Creager said. He will take requests and play songs he wouldn’t play with the entire band later that night.
When asked if he has a pre-show routine, Creager replied, “A little bit. I try to focus on the music before I come out.” Creager’s favorite song to perform is” Late Night Case of the Blues” and the song that means the most to him is “I’ve Got the Guns.”
Though Nacogdoches isn’t his favorite place to perform—Gruene Hall is—he’s toured in Nacogdoches several times. Talking about Nacogdoches Creager commented, “I’ve never lived there but just visiting has been a blast.” He then went on to compliment “the good people and fun college town.”
Not mentioning his first degree in accounting was from Sam Houston, Creager shared that he got his second degree at Texas A&M in agriculture.
When asked if he has noticed a change in his fan base since Josh Abbott and Pat Green mentioned him in My Texas, he said, “I’ve had several people come up to me and tell me that they’re working on that challenge.” The challenge he’s referring to comes from “My Texas,” a song about fun things to do in Texas that people set out to accomplish. Creager’s shout-out says “sang Everclear at a Creager show.”
He said the craziest thing he ever did was “quitting my county job to start a band.” Creager shared “I’ve always wanted to be in the music business.” He’s done a lot of other crazy, adventurous things and met some cool people along the way.
”I’ve met Lyle Lovett who’s a big inspiration of mine.” On top of that he said, “I grew up a huge fan of George Strait; I’ve hung out with him a few times.” As far as who he hasn’t met yet, Creager aspires to meet Willie Nelson one of these days.
When asked about the craziest place he’s ever performed Creager said, “We’ve played on the mountainside in the country in Italy for about 2000 people; none of them spoke English.” Another crazy adventure he’d like to embark on is climbing Mt. Fuji in Japan.
Fan can expect to see another CD from Creager in early 2014. In the meantime anyone can see him perform at Banita Creek Hall Friday. Tickets are on sale at outhousetickets.com and more information can be found at banitacreekhall.com.