Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers
Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers has combined his twin passions for words and music into a multifaceted career as a musician, author, and teacher.
A grand prize winner of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, he plays kinetic folk rock, combining vivid imagery and storytelling with masterful band-in-a-box guitar playing.
He also leads Dead to the Core, a collective of singer-songwriters and acoustic musicians celebrating the music of the Grateful Dead, and has released a video series teaching his acoustic arrangements of classic Dead songs.
Rodgers is the founding editor of Acoustic Guitar magazine and author of The Complete Singer-Songwriter and the multimedia guide Beyond Strumming.
A “renowned guitar teacher” (Boston Globe), Rodgers has been a staff instructor at Ashokan Acoustic Guitar Camp and Lamb’s Retreat for Songwriters, and for over a decade he has taught courses on songwriting and creative nonfiction writing at Syracuse University.