Rolen is a composer, arranger, singer, songwriter, guitar player, recording artist, and all around good guy all rolled into one. From '69 to '74 he was under contract with Royal Ashbury Studios as a musician and sonwriter, working with Merle Saunders, Dee Dee Warwick and others. From '77 troughout '86, toured with William Herly's Jazz Trio, played with lots of folks including Jerome Arnold, Gypsy, and Mickey Hart and collaberated with Flora Purim and Airto on their album "Humble People". He is still active in the Sonoma County music scene currently with "The Hoytus Rolen Trio" and other bands that he has participated in one way or another and has completed his newest album High Fly which you can hear at myspace.com/hoytusrolen and you can find out more about Hoytus at hoytusrolen.com. Speaking for myself, this is an incredible album that you should not miss.