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“The Color Of” By R.W. Roldan Is Selected for BWH Music Group’s ‘On Peace Street’

Updated: Nov 4, 2019

"The Color Of” by R.W. Roldan Is Selected For BWH Music Group’s ‘On Peace Street,’ A Compilation Album Featuring Emerging and Exceptional Independent Artists And Songwriters Sharing Songs About Peace and Social Justice.

(Topanga, California)

About “The Color Of” by R.W. Roldan

“The Color Of” is a song that shines some light on the ignorance and fear that contributes to racism and the judgement of others based on race, culture, religion, gender, sexual orientation, etc.

Boasting an Americana flavor, "The Color Of" provides accessible music and melody to a difficult subject that needs to be discussed in our culture.

“Racism is a cancer on humanities heart.” – R.W. Roldan

Featuring RW Roldan on lead vocals and guitar; Jenna Blake on backing vocals; Max Allyn on guitar, bass, percussion and backing vocals; and Eamon Rylan on pedal steel, lap percussion, and lead guitar, "The Color Of" was produced by Max Allyn.

“What makes the color of a man’s skin a capital crime?” – R.W. Roldan, “The Color Of”

About RW Roldan

R.W. (Ray William) Roldan grew up listening to Elvis, Hank Williams, Rick Nelson, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard and George Jones and has fond memories of his grandfather, a drummer, telling him stories and playing Jim Croce and James Taylor for him.

R.W. had been recording under various band monikers since emerging with his debut album In California Country in 2006. After years of leading the popular ensembles Swing Samurai and Broke Fence (and recording under those names), Roldan, has just released Can You Feel This. Teaming with engineer/producer Max Allyn of The Outpost, the13 soulful tracks provide a deeply emotional experience.

Roldan has recorded with famed musicians like Doug Pettibone (Lucinda Williams), John J.T. Thomas (Bruce Hornsby), Rick Shea (Dave Alvin, Rosie Perez), Bruce Watson (Rod Stewart), Chuck Kavoorus, and Brad Cobb (Tori Amos), David Chamberlain (Roy Buchanan, Manhattan Transfer). Ray's band also includes Mark Hayes (lead guitar) and Luke Hayes (drums).

Roldan's two Swing Samurai albums have received extensive airplay throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia and Australia, and songs from those were featured on compilations with greats like Tim McGraw, Billy Yates and The Bellamy Brothers. In addition, Roldan’s tunes have been top finalists in numerous Song of the Year competitions and in 2007, he won “Top 25 songs CD” for IndieMusiccom. The following year, he scored eleven finalist nominations for “Man of Steel” through the FameGame Effigy Awards.

For more information, please Visit R.W. Roldan's website.

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About BWH Music Group

BWH Music Group works with today’s best emerging independent artists to achieve common goals in sound and artist promotions offering Recording Services, Compilation Releases, Music Public Relations, and National Indie Radio. A sought-after post-production studio for emerging artists, “BWH Music Group has become synonymous with hosting some of the biggest and brightest young stars on their roster.” – Gas House Radio.


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