Jamiah Rogers is the son of Chicago guitarist Tony Rogers, and together they performed and recorded as a duo, issuing the CD In the Pocket and appearing on the Chicago Blues Fest in
the same year when Jamiah was merely six years old.
As a teenager, Rogers teamed up with his cousins Jalon Allen and Kenyonte Dilworth (who were younger than he was!) and together they comprised Jamiah and the Red Machine, a power trio of African-American wunderkind cousins from Chicago’s south side who wowed audiences with their slick Jimi Hendrix dominated repertoire.
They appeared on several local TV stations, at the Old Town School of Folk Music, the Taste of Chicago, and other events, and in 2010 they won the Chicago Blues Challenge Youth Award at the Heartland Café. At the age of 16, Rogers issued a self-produced set of all originals titled Takin’ the Stage, which exhibited bright ashes of reggae and funk in the band’s driving blues. Now at age twenty-two, Rogers has released Blues Superman, a high-powered set of funk, soul, R&B, with a touch of reggae.