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Anthony W Rogers

Anthony W Rogers is a unique Appalachian psychedelic home spun music artist who has released three full length lps , the most recent of which One Day (a journal) was released in fall of 2018. Rogers generally prefers natural sounds and instruments over modern samples lending a nod towards 70s music. His music generally provides a measure of instrumental innovation in the sounds with an ever present vocal-centric mix which is at the core of his signature sound..his voice. Rogers was a member of DC nineties alt rock bands The Now, Ten Below, and Skatley Crue.

Rogers' first solo release was oddly unleashed as he essentially withdrew from professional music live performance in the mid nineties. 1994s luscious debut "Identifiction" (Cavity CD 1994) was entirely recorded with Chris Biondo at the his now legendary Black Pond studios in Rockville Maryland. Numerous classic DC records were recorded at Black Pond ranging from many early DC punk bands such as Strange Boutique Braille Party, and Dischord releases to go go legends like Chuck Brown, EU and eventually international vocalist extraordinaire Eva Cassidy (with whom Rogers played drums on occasion). Rogers has continued to work with Biondo to date, having last prepared One Day for release at Biondo's Kensington studio in August of 2018.

After years out, Rogers returned with the indie spirited Wrong in 2014 released to glowing reviews across the indie US circuit to Europe and particularly in Belgium and Italy. Rogers is private and works close to the chest with few participants outside his family. He has recently returned to live performance in 2016 with drummer Bart Lay and performs from time to time locally but has not toured behind the records. Rogers presentation in fact appears to be ambivalent at times about promotion. He has openly expressed disdain for the whole commercial side of music despite being an avid record collector himself. in keeping with this notion of this not being for everyone, his private label, Wildflow, as a policy- only release vinyl in editions of 250.

The Rogers children Audrey and Joe's contributions have come to prominence on One Day and have seemingly grown exponentially between Wrong and One Day. Rogers choice to use drummer Bart Lay on most tracks indicates a more natural jazz and experimental influence to which the sound appears headed. The obviously informed interplay between Rogers and Lay on several tracks provide a fertile terrain and texture on this album which represents a new richness, an expansion of his art.

If you hear any of his work, you will be quickly made aware that Rogers, like few artists, has created his own little musical universe and space in a hidden corner of the sky that reflects his primal influences of the WilsonRundgrenZappa but always ventures far afield from his backyard. His lyrics frequently provide an angle or issue that is unexpected but always return to morality and compassion. As said above, Rogers private label Wildflow media has deliberately and consciously again limited the vinyl release of One Day to a small 250 piece run. The last two records are currently available for download on iTunes and the other standard digital vendors . The first mid nineties release indentifiction was released on cd and remains currently out of print.

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