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Roger Ridley

Las Vegas, United States

Roger Ridley and his music embody everything that music is: soul, perseverance, and talent. He has often been called “the voice of God” by the other street musicians on the 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica, California. His dedication to his audience was clear, traveling from his home in Las Vegas, Nevada to his spot in Santa Monica every Saturday and giving his best performance before returning home that night. It was Roger’s performance of "Stand By Me" that sent Playing For Change off on its mission to connect the world through music by adding other musicians to his recording.

How we met:

One day while walking down the promenade, Mark heard Roger singing “Stand By Me” in the distance. He ran to witness the performance and realized that Roger’s voice, soul, and passion had to be shared with the rest of the world.

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