Thursday, February 22, 2018, at 7:30 pm
This is an archived event, not part of the current festival.
The Cutting Room
44 E. 32nd Street
New York, NY
Marty Willson-Piper is best known for his tenure as a lead guitarist, singer/songwriter and occasional bass player, with disparate acts - the church, All About Eve and The Saints, covering Psychedelia, Goth and Punk with ease. As a songwriter he has written songs for and with Charlie Sexton - Bob Dylan's guitarist, Aimee Mann, Jules Shear, Linda Perry and Grace Slick from the seminal '60s band Jefferson Airplane.
He has also worked as a radio DJ in New York City and teaches songwriting and guitar through his website. Most recently he has performed all over the world with his own band featuring interchangeable line ups. This latest fascinating incarnation features his German wife Olivia on violin and long time bassist and New York resident Hannah Moorhead, with guitarist, harmonist and namesake Don Piper.
He performs an eclectic collection of songs from all aspects of his long history that invites all music lovers to experience Marty as a singer, a songwriter, a guitar player and a storyteller.
Over the past decade, Edward Rogers has been extremely prolific, releasing seven solo albums and two with Bedsit Poets, a Folk/Brit-inspired trio whose name was given to them by The Zombies' Colin Blunstone.
Rogers released his seventh solo album, TV Generation, via Zip Records in June 2017. In the gritty tradition of Nick Cave, Kevin Ayers and Ray Davies, TV Generation pairs Rogers' authentic and reflective lyricism with his powerful melodic voice creating an album that is grounded in Britpop and Britfolk. A veritable who's who of seminal, established artists, he was joined in the studio by several talented musicians that have been well established in their genre for decades, including the album's producer Don Piper (Syd Straw). James Mastro (Ian Hunter), Sal Maida (Roxy Music, Cracker), Dennis Diken (Smithereens), Geoff Blythe (Dexys, Black 47, Elvis Costello), Marty Willson-Piper (The Church), Jane Scarpantoni (Lou Reed) and more.
Rogers has played extensively in New York, and the east coast, Los Angeles, Canada, Sweden, the UK and Ireland, both as a solo artist and with Bedsit Poets. In addition to his fruitful songwriting career, Rogers co-produced 20 shows for the extremely successful series "The Beat Goes On" at NYC's The Bottom Line. He has co-hosted the Irish Rock Revue for several years, at well-respected venues such as The Bowery Ballroom, Webster Hall, Highline Ballroom and Outdoors at Lincoln Center. In October 2017, Rogers co-produced, co-hosted and performed at "Marc Bolan & T. Rex 40th Anniversary NYC" a two-night, sold-out celebration presented at one of NYC's premier venues, City Winery.