Exclusive Premiere/Interview: Roland Guerin Concocts New Bass-Centric Genre ‘PROG:FUNK’ By Lauren Leadingham February 16, 2024

Celebrating Mardi Gras week with Roland Guerin’s new bass opus! ‘PROG: FUNK’ is out today via Louisiana Red Hot Records!

"A line, riff, or phrase won’t mean a thing unless there’s heart and feeling to it to make it say something meaningful." Celebrating Mardi Gras week with Roland Guerin's new bass opus! 'PROG: FUNK' is out today via Louisiana Red Hot Records, and premiering exclusively is the video for "I Propose."

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FEBRUARY 16 2024! Guerin has released his new EP entitled "PROG:FUNK" featuring “I PROPOSE, CRUNCH TIME and BRIDGE TO OPEN WATERS", which focuses on society and togetherness.

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GAMBIT MAGAZINE New Orleans' Roland Guerin looks to his past and future on new 'PROG:FUNK' EP

BY JAKE CLAPP Feb 10, 2024

Roland Guerin’s “PROG:FUNK” EP is a bridge between the past and a new chapter for the New Orleans-based bassist, singer and songwriter.

Guerin’s career has led him to learn from many of the greats of New Orleans music, like saxophonist Alvin Batiste, who taught Guerin at Southern University, and a long association with Allen Toussaint. He also played with Dr. John and became the pianist’s musical director in 2017.

That experience can be heard in the songwriting and storytelling on the brief, three-song EP, which is out Feb. 16. It’s bubbling under the surface of the kinetic mix of prog rock and funk, a unique style that Guerin is developing with a full-length album on the horizon.

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FEBRUARY 16 2024!

Guerin has released his new EP entitled "PROG:FUNK" featuring “I PROPOSE, CRUNCH TIME and BRIDGE TO OPEN WATERS", which focuses on society and togetherness.





New Roland Guerin BANDCAMP EP Pre-Release page



Roland Guerin's Song "28 DAYS" Wins the BURL Audio 2021 COVID-19 Songwriting Contest 

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New Singles Out Now!

"HICKERY DICKERY" and "28 DAYS" are now available for purchase on all platforms. 





"STICK TO THE BASICS" Music Video on Ibanez USA Website

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"No Tears Suite: Live From New Orleans" 

Roland Guerin performs alongside Brian Blade, Christopher Parker, Kelley Hurt, Bobby LaVell, Marc Franklin, and Chad Fowler on “No Tears Suite: Live from New Orleans,” a collaboration with the National Park Service presented by The Oxford American, New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park, and Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site.





"GRASS ROOTS" Available Worldwide!

Roland Guerin's latest album "GRASS ROOTS" is now available worldwide on all platforms. 



Roland Guerin Performs on Paul Gilbert's New Album "Behold Electric Guitar"

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New Single "Black Coffee" Now Available For Purchase

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New Direction  

Music to me has always been a way to tell stories, a way to reach people through melody, rhythm and sound with our tools of choice. There are many forms and styles of music from which we can choose to share our expression. My influences, teaching, mentoring and upbringing are the vehicles that have lead me to the point of not withholding anything from you, the audience, the listener. I'm influenced by popular songs of twenty, thirty, forty years ago and beyond. Songs were songs then and they were strong. They had meaning and they were sincere. In understanding many of the concepts, genres, and styles of music, I choose to bring to you a heartfelt, organic mixture of songs, telling stories that will hopefully speak to your hearts the same way they spoke to mine.

Black Coffee 

Super excited to announce that I just released my new single Black Coffee on CDBaby ;) iTunes release is scheduled for next week. Stay tuned 'cause more good stuff is on the way! 

Quote of the Day 

"When I think of a person's voice, I don't think about whether it's their musical voice or their everyday community voice because with folks that are honest with themselves, this voice is one and the same." – Roland Guerin

What will it be? 

Playing flashy will excite people but saying something meaningful will speak to them! I've been paying attention and a lot of the world likes flashy but please let's not mistake that for greatness.


Music is strong, beautiful, emotional and able to move people from around the world. It being a universal language enables people to share and grow together from all walks of life. I’m glad to be a part of the music community, with a vision and hope to bring people together.   - Roland Guerin