"Mark Rogers cements his place in the indie folk pop scene as not just a reliably strong composer, but as a sonic force to be reckoned with." – No Depression, June 2018
"I can firmly proclaim Mark Rogers to be one of the artists to watch in this burgeoning folk/rock revival, and his new album a must listen for anyone who is interested in seeing a blueprint of this new scene." – The Indie Source, June 2018
Of the many roads one takes in life, being a songwriter isn’t the easiest. Mark Rogers started his musical career in Los Angeles in the fall of 1982. While his Paisley Underground contemporaries were fusing punk with pop, Mark and his band delivered their rawness with a Cosmic American twist. It was good. They should have stayed with it. But the incessant synth-pop of KROQ eventually did him in and Mark retreated back to Virginia. Songwriting would take a backseat for many years.
Mark’s musical rebirth happened sometime around 2015. The pop melodies he had immersed himself in as a child simply wouldn’t wait any longer. The harmonies that had intentionally been suppressed all those years ago, reemerged. But this time with words that reflected some serious real-life experiences. Deeper. Resonating. Hopeful. Here comes Mark’s second LP “Rhythm of the Roads”. A folk rock-infused commentary on a life lived. A reconciliation. Trials and Errors. Love lost and regained and learning to live with the two.