Often compared to the likes of Tori Amos for her fairy esthetic and classical roots, Tom Waits for her dark and literary lyrics, and Carole King for her Tin Pan Alley Pop sensibility – Upstate NY native, Amanda Rogers, has continued her 17 year musical journey on her self paved career path as an original and independent touring and recording artist. With 9 albums in tow, including her latest 2014 double-album release “WILD”, Multiple international tours solo as well as with a full rock band and as a folk duo, notable press, recognition for a song reaching the International Top 100 billboard charts, numerous co-writes and guest appearances, song placements on networks such as the Discovery channel and MTV, and a list of musical celebrity fans that are all name-dropper worthy, she maintains her desire to evolve as a Singer-Songwriter without boundaries while remaining “uncompromisingly d.i.y”.
ABOUT HER RECORDINGS
Her recordings are often labeled as “lo-fi bedroom ambience”, “chamber-pop”, “Pop with a dash of folk and blues” and her live performances are described as “raw and emotional”, “haunting”, “quirky and delicate as well as powerfully moving”.
“An accomplished and versatile songwriter and pianist, timid when she takes the stage, her first fragile notes transform into clear soul-resonating melodies”.
“Regardless of whether you encounter her live in concert or listen to her recorded songs, [she] just may restore your faith in Singer-Songwriters.”
“[Hope From The Forgotten Woods] starts with Glen Hansard-esque (The Frames, The Swell Season) harmonies, but, then, enters Rogers’ pretty piano ballads somewhere between Elton John and Joanna Newsom.”
- Rolling Stone Magazine, May, 2012
“Amanda’s tender, elfin voice is reminiscent of Heather Nova – with a deep inner voice that leaves a pleasant shiver down your spine. Hope From The Forgotten Woods combines light and darkness, joy and sorrow, hope and fear. She has always been honest – exposing herself, and cannot help but to let emotions run wild.”
–Classic Rock Magazine May, 2012