Out of the Box Album of the Week--Mark Rogers--Laying It Down
- Written by Paul Shugrue
- Category: Featured - Radio
- Published: 13 May 2019
Mark Rogers acknowledges that his music was out of time back in the eighties when he was a member of an L.A. country rock band. Years later, after giving up on his life as a musician, inspiration returned and he began writing songs again. His album, “Laying it Down” with great backing talent, Rogers' earnest vocals and some solid, relatable songs, hits a sweet Americana spot.
Rogers literally wears his influences on the sleeve of the album where he name checks Gram Parsons, Lowell George and Jesse Winchester. He captures the essence of those artists in his own songs about “these bountiful experiences lived on planet earth.” There’s a nostalgic song about his father with cultural references that hit home.
He gets help from some top notch talent backing him up including Larry Berwald on guitar and Dave Hufstedler on bass. Lori De Los Santos adds some beautiful background harmonies on three songs.
“Laying It Down” is the first full length album from this late bloomer, Mark Rogers. His love of Americana music expressed in these original and memorable love songs.