Roger Hodgson – Episode 185

Roger Hodgson, Supertramp, Breakfast in America

Matt Bailey Welcomes Former Supertramp Front Man Roger Hodgson

Roger Hodgson is perhaps best known as the former lead singer and songwriter for the band Supertramp. He composed the group’s biggest hits, including “Give a Little Bit,” “The Logical Song,” and my personal favorite, “Take the Long Way Home.” All of those pieces are from Supertramp’s best-selling record, Breakfast in America, which one two Grammy awards. The aforementioned songs and more are linked here:

Breakfast in America,” “Give a Little Bit,” “Take the Long Way Home,”  “The Logical Song,” “Dreamer,” “It’s Raining Again,” “School,” and “Fool’s Overture” 

Departing the group in the 80’s, Hodgson devoted time to solo projects and his family, ending his touring career in the late 80’s. He returned to touring the late 90’s, and it seems he hasn’t stopped-at least not for long-ever since.

Tomorrow, July 13th, Roger launches his 2018 North American tour with dates in our region, starting with a concert in Philadelphia PA. He’ll be in Sunbury, PA on the 14th, Lancaster, PA on the 15th, and a date in North Bergen, New Jersey on July 18th. For tickets to those dates and other dates in the US and Canada this summer, click the link above the dates below to be taken to the tour page on You can also follow him on Twitter and Facebook @RogerHodgson. Check out his Instagram, and watch more live performances on YouTube.

This brief but wide-ranging interview covers everything from Hodgson’s songwriting process, to how his self-care helps preserve his iconic voice, considered by most to be one of the best voices in music. Music is Hodgson’s service, and it shows.

Rodger Hodgson North American Tour:
(Please click here to buy tickets to all dates)

Jul 13 Sugar House Casino, Philadelphia, PA, USA SOLD OUT
Jul 14 Spyglass Ridge Winery, Sunbury, PA, USA 
Jul 15 American Music Theatre, Lancaster, PA, USA
Jul 17 Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis, MD, USA SOLD OUT
Jul 18 Bergen Performing Arts Center, Englewood, NJ, USA
Jul 20 Les Grandes Fetes TELUS in Parc Beausejour, Rimouski, Canada
Jul 21 La Fete du Lac des Nations Festival, Sherbrooke, Canada
Jul 24 Humphreys Concerts by the Bay, San Diego, CA, USA
Jul 25 The Pacific Amphitheatre, Costa Mesa, CA, USA
Jul 27 Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino, Coarsegold, CA, USA
Jul 28 Snoqualmie Casino, Snoqualmie, WA, USA

Matt Bailey wishes to thank everyone for their well wishes, love, and support while he stepped away for heart surgery. After a ridiculously fast recovery, Matt is back where he belongs: At the microphone, working to bring you the best guests and conversation anywhere!

Please forgive occasional brief moments of silence on the call in today’s show.