Morgan Freeman's Blessissippi Concert at Ground Zero Blues Club in Clarksdale, MS
Mickey opened for B.B. King at Club Ebony in Indianola, MS; he has performed at the B.B. King Blues Festival in Indianola, MS. Mickey performed at the Morgan Freeman “Blessissippi” concert at Ground Zero in Clarksdale, MS in 2012. He is a regular at most blues festivals in Mississippi. Mickey is featured in International and National Blues Magazines such as Rhythm and Blues, UK, IL Blues, Italy, and Big City Blues, US. Mickey Rogers is featured in Living Blues Issue #235 February 2015 with a 5 page story on Mickey written by Margo Cooper.
Mickey is honored with a stone Mississippi Walk of Fame in Greenville, Mississippi he and is featured in the Hwy 61 Museum in Leland, MS Honored by the Mississippi Delta Blues and Heritage Festival " the oldest Blues Festival in Mississippi" Mickey Rogers received the Eugene Powell *Sonny Boy Nelson 11th Annual Award which reads " In recognition of Playing Music in the Mississippi Delta Blues Tradition" - Presented to Roosevelt Mickey Rogers, Jr. by Friends of the Festival. Mickey was named Blues Musician of the Year in 2013 by the Mississippi Blues Society of Indianola, Indianola, Mississippi. Mickey is one of the Mississippi Living Legends artists in the H.C. Porter exhibit.
A current Mississippi Delta Performing Artist!!!
Mickey has been playing Festivals and Clubs in the US and Internationally for over forty years. He with his band the Soul Blues Band play R & B and Blues. Mickey is known for his performance of Little Red Rooster and Can I Change My Mind. When Mickey was a teenager he was playing in bars in Chicago. He played with Howlin’ Wolf when he was fifteen at Sylvio’s Lounge in Chicago. He was so young that Wolf would hide Mickey behind the amps so the police wouldn’t catch him performing underage. According to Mickey his teacher Hubert Sumlin didn't live far from him and his uncle knew him well. His uncle would take Mickey over to Hubert’s to learn how to play. During Mickey’s career he has played with artists like The Jackson 5, Jimi Hendrix, Otis Clay, Hubert Sumlin, Harold Burrage, The Dramatics, Gladys Knight & The Pips, the Temptations and the Chi-Lites. He spent many years on the road with Tyrone Davis and Bobby Rush.