Qualifiers is Mark's 2nd EP. Like his first, Rearranged, Mark worked with Larry Berwald (guitars), Dave Hufstedler (bass) and Jamie Lewis (keyboards) but added Andrew Payne on drums and Ryan Gaujot on Mandolin. The EP was recorded and mastered by Rob Ulsh, Master Sound Studios, Virginia Beach, VA.
Rearranged is Mark Rogers' debut recording and his return to music after a lengthy hiatus. The six-song EP features Larry Berwald (guitars), Dave Hufstedler (bass), Jamie Lewis (keyboards), Powell Randolph (drums), and Tommy Detamore (pedal steel). The EP was recorded and mastered by Rob Ulsh, Master Sound Studios, Virginia Beach, VA.
Artist Name: Mark Rogers
Genres: Americana, Indie Folk, Rock
Influences: Hank, Dylan, Beatles, Byrds, Burritos, Beach Boys, Neil Young, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Charlie Byrd, Marvin Gaye, Elvis Costello, George Jones, Squeeze, Marshall Crenshaw, Townes Van Sandt, Jackson Browne, Son Volt, Wilco, Real Estate, War on Drugs.
"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 Qualifiers a must listen for anyone who is interested in seeing a blueprint of this new scene." – The Indie Source, June 2018
"Qualifiers is pretty much guaranteed to leave you feeling a little more inspired and uplifted than you first were when you sat down to have a listen."- Gas House Radio, 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 written 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”.
In 2018, Mark released his 2nd EP entitled “Qualifiers” representing a clear evolution in his writing. The EP has charted both in the US and Europe and 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. His first full LP will be released in vinyl and digital formats in early 2019.