"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
Mark Rogers is a BMI-published singer/songwriter with unique pop sensibilities. His musical heritage, dating back to high school, blends harmony with folk, rock, country and bossa. After college, Mark followed the chime of McGuinn’s 12-string in search of Zevon’s Los Angeles. In the 80’s, he headed a Cosmic American band in LA and played some of the loneliest clubs in Hollywood. An experience that contributed to his decision to spend the 90’s and 00’s raising a family in Washington, DC. “My music started returning to me in 2012 and I’ve since been writing the best music I’ve ever made. It’s been a magnificent experience returning to this work, not to mention the sheer joy of it all”.
This musical resurgence has ultimately resulted in Mark's first LP "Laying It Down" released in May, 2019. The 11-song album includes select and remixed tracks from his first two EPs along with several new compositions. The record stretches the boundaries of Americana to included pop, folk/rock, country, jazz and blues.
Mark's music has charted both in the US and Europe with outstanding reviews in several prominent music pubs and blogs including No Depression (US), MaximumVolume (UK), TheIndieSource, Gashouseradio.com and many more. Mark resides in eastern Virginia and tours with a 5-piece band.