Roger Fritz and Christy Wells
Roger and Christy are a married musical team who met in 1999 through their mutual friend, Grammy winning record producer, Bill Bottrell, at his northern California recording studio. Roger was finishing work on Shelby Lynn's, "I am Shelby Lynn" record album and Christy was in the middle of recording her album "Blue House". They have been together ever since then and have made a lot of music and two children. They all relocated from California to Fairhope in 2013.
Prior to their meeting, California native Christy, was a lifelong musician and artist, working in the San Francisco Bay area. Her all-girl band, "Frida's Circus", was a top attraction on the alternative music circuit and worked with popular acts like The Jerry Garcia band, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Mickey Hart to name a few. She is also an accomplished oil painter who has had many art showings in that area. Her most recent band, "ROGERWOOD", plays in and around the Fairhope area and plays many first Friday art walks at The Copper Collumn art gallery. She has fallen in love with Fairhope and become an Alabama girl. She has made four studio albums and is working on her fifth.
Roger Fritz actually grew up in Mobile and lived in Alabama and Tennessee until meeting Christy in 1999. His love of music and the guitar led him to become a lifelong guitar builder as well as a studio musican. He started building guitars at the age of 13 and worked for many years at Gibson Guitar in Nashville. He has made custom guitars for many professionals including George Harrison, The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, Roy Buchanan, Gary Moore, and many others.His playing can be heard on records by Sheryl Crow, Shelby Lynn, Neil Diamond, Jewel, Alicias Attic, Kim Richey and others. He is currently owner of Fritz Brothers guitars in Fairhope that specializes in Kay vintage reissue guitars and Fritz Brother brand guitars. He also does a lot of guitar repair and restorations. He performs locally with Christy and ROGERWOOD as well as Rondale and the Kitcats and the Leavin Brothers.