Tulsa-born, Roger Jaeger made his first trip to India in 2005. Enamored by the welcoming and nourishing culture, and captivated by its music, the Oklahoma native made India his second home where he honed his writing and music production craft, and learned to play sitar proficiently. Roger developed a strong devotion and passion for India, its native people and the arts. Settling in, he became a teacher at The University of The Nations in Lonavala, India where he teaches “Songwriting 101” one or two times annually. Rejuvenated by the life experience and foreign education, he released the album BEACON as a re-entry into the U.S. indie music arena in 2013.
Two years later, Roger followed with his sophomore album titled START OVER (Nov. 2015). His music has since been featured on major television networks including Discovery, MTV and NASCAR to name a few. With musical influences ranging from One Republic and The Fray, to Jimmy Eat World and Coldplay, Jaeger melds his spin of contemporary indie pop music with traditional Indian string and pedal tones borrowing from mysterious, meditative and beautiful compositions traditional to Indian music. His abstract writing and contemplative lyrics bridge together heart-wrenching desperation and mythical ideologies while subtly revealing the songwriter’s gentle and thoughtful character. Jaeger’s adventurous and fervid spirit is woven throughout his music, most notably in the upcoming release of his third album FALL OFF THE EARTH (Nov. 2018). Calm, cool and collected yet, willing to take the leap to “the other side,” Roger Jaeger is the perfect contradiction.