ANTHONY W. ROGERS Announces Sophomore Album 'Wrong'
Musician/multi-instrumentalist Anthony W. Rogers announces the release of his second solo album entitled WRONG. The new ten song collection of originals was performed and recorded entirely solo and is now available on limited 180 gram vinyl and download formats
A stylistically diverse and decidedly homemade effort, Rogers recorded WRONG alone at his home in rural West Virginia from 2011-2014 through a multi-track recording layering all the instrumental parts and vocals.
Says Rogers, "It's a process I'm used to from the old days and it fits the schedule of my life. On this recording, the cheap equipment I used and the way I used it, is really primitive by 2014 standards. I enjoy it that way. I get a certain perverse kick out of achieving sounds and sonics cheaply."
Anthony Rogers is a long retired veteran of the local tri-state music scene in many rock and jazz bands in his youth. Rogers continued to blaze his trail through the Washington DC area writing recording and performing original music with local favorites The Now and Ten Below-a band which originated in Frostburg. Besides playing on several recordings while in DC, Tony also performed as drummer on several occasions behind legendary DC vocalist and Grammy winner Eva Cassidy and in several other jazz combos.
WRONG was prepared for release with Chris Biondo (Cassidy's musical collaborator) at his facility in Kensington Md. Rogers also recorded with Biondo as engineer on Rogers' 1994 solo debut 'Identifiction'.
Tony relates that, "I did most all of the mixes at home except for 'Keep Holdin On''which we re-did at Chris'. On the way in, I walked past his multiple Emmy awards he won for his TV music (Nat Geo, TLC, etc). He has the best ears and intuition of anyone I've been lucky enough to be around. He knows what I'm going for. I trust him and his opinion completely."
Although there are no plans presently to return to live performance at this time, this album signals a return to recording activity. "I'm better off to use what very little time I have recording creating and writing. I have a full life outside of this. It takes a lot of sustained focus," says Tony.