Ryky Rogers was born on November 15th, 1988 in Abilene, Tx and was raised in various places in Texas, where his interest in music started at a very early age. “My Dad was in a rock band, so I was always surrounded by music. I spent many days and nights at Dad’s rehearsals, listening and learning. It seemed only natural that I would become a musician.” Although Ryky was primarily self-taught, he did learn many of his chops from his Dad’s drummers… John Kingrea, and Dion fink were two drummers instrumental in Ryky’s development as a drummer. Ryky began as a young teen, playing in various bands, mostly as a metal drummer. He quickly became known in the Abilene, Tx area for his fast footwork on double bass, and was nominated for Drummer of the Year in 2010 in the West Texas area. At the age of 16, Ryky took a temporary job as the drummer for his Dad’s band 3 Shades Blue, an original Southern Rock power trio. Ryky had such a chemistry with the band that they decided to make it a permanent position. Ryky held down the groove for 3 Shades Blue untilthe bands retirement in July of 2017 playing all over Texas, including notable shows, such as an opening slot in front of greats like Rick Springfield, Blackberry Smoke, Candlebox, and several others. Along with other bands SeVIIn, Farewell to Fools and studio work Ryky stays busy playing more than a hundred engagements per year. Ryky’s biggest influences are Lamb of God drummer Chris Adler, The great Mike Portnoy, Nicko McBrain of Iron Maiden, Sean Kinney of Alice in Chains, and non drummer influences include Frank Zappa, Queensryche, Maiden, Pantera; and Bleu Edmondson, Stoney Larue, and many more from the Texas/Oklahoma red dirt genre… find him on Facebook and Instagram Ryky exclusively uses Soultone Cymbals and Diamondback Drumsticks