Billy Rogan I Guitarist/Composer

BILLY ROGAN

GUITARIST  |  COMPOSER

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"REFLECTIONS"

"Billy Rogan is one of those rare acoustic guitarists who is open to learning all styles and incorporating them into his original compositions. He is on the track to become one of the pioneers of acoustic guitar. His melodic sense is strong and he's not afraid to experiment with rhythms and textures."

 

- Al Petteway, Grammy Winning Guitarist and Composer (to doc. films created by Lifetime Emmy Award Winner, Ken Burns)

"Billy's original music is absolutely captivating. As a producer for GMA I have had the opportunity to work with a variety of top musicians, but few can create such drama in their music."

 

- Good Morning America Producer, Brandon Bodow

"Billy is a fearsome picker, although picker doesn't do justice to what he does with and to the guitar. Catch him live if at all possible, and see what one dangerous man armed only with a guitar can do."

 

- Bill Kirchen, Grammy nominated guitarist singer/songwriter of Commander Cody, referred to as the "The Titan of The Telecaster

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ASCAP interviews Billy Rogan : Audio Portrait Series

Billy Rogan discovered acoustic guitar instrumentals in open tunings after playing electric guitar for many years. "A Loss For Words" is his demo EP, showcasing a half-dozen compositions where he combines the sweeping sounds of altered tunings with the drama of finger-tapping and other aggressive hand techniques. The result is music that is evocative and atmospheric.

New Age Guitarist BIlly Rogan Approaching the Unconscious - Luxe Beat Magazine

Posted by Sherrie Wilkolaski | FeaturedInterviewsMusic |     

Traveling around the world, it is curious how you meet some people along the way. A single solitary incident can alter your existence and in the moment that change is taking place, it may not be evident that your self-existence is soon to be transformed. I had such an experience on my summer holiday in Nantucket, while staying at The Summer House, when I met musician Billy Rogan. .

ABC Channel 25 WPBF - Billy Rogan Interview - REFLECTIONS

WPBF 25 News - ABC affiliate, West Palm Beach with LIVE interview and performance featuring Billy Rogan’s original modern acoustic guitar compositions set to contemporary dance in the new production REFLECTIONS. 

NBC affiliate WBRE-TV - "PA LIVE" Interview

Ralphie Aversa interviews Billy Rogan on WBRE's "PA Live!", just before Billy's acoustic performance.

PBS affiliate WVIA TV Homegrown Music Concerts

Homegrown Music Concerts - Jason O & Billy Rogan on WVIA-TV.

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MAGAZINE INTERVIEWS

Acoustic Guitar Magazine
PBG Lifestyle Magazine
Examiner.com
Jim Caruso's Cast Party News
 
 

BIOGRAPHY

Fingerstlye Guitarist Billy Rogan 54 Below
Yery Hill Rd
Yery Hill Rd

Woodstock, NY

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Billy Rogan
Billy Rogan
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Upper Jay Arts Center
Upper Jay Arts Center

Adirondacks, NY. Photo by Laura Carbone

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Bill Kirchen
Bill Kirchen
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Cisco Brewery
Cisco Brewery

Nantucket, MA with Kenny Bros Band

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The Catskills
The Catskills
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Billy Rogan Takamine Fall Foliage Leaves
Billy Rogan is a well-versed guitarist known mostly for his instrumental acoustic work whose influences include the styles and techniques of similar prominent guitarists such as Michael Hedges, Leo Kottke, Keller Williams and Kaki King.

His shifting rhythms and melodies reflect a soulful connection in an all encompassing execution of finger style tap guitar described by Grammy nominated Americana forefather and Fender Telecaster, guitar god, Bill Kirchen as “Fearsome."

 

Rogan’s music has been recognized and awarded by the international acoustic music awards in its best instrumental category, featured on NPR, PBS, Sirius Radio, and chosen for The American Society of Composers and Publishing (ASCAP) “Audio Portrait” series. His solo acoustic work has led him to perform alongside acclaimed artists in the music industry, opening for Grammy nominated musicians such as jazz pianist Brad Mehldau, David Knopfler of Dire Straits, Grammy Winning and Americana Forefather, Bill Kirchen, and others

 

Rogan first began traveling from his home state of PA to New York City performing small evening shows at local venues, large scale corporate events  and private performances where Good Morning America Producer, Brandon Bodow stated, “Billy’s original music is absolutely captivating". As a producer for GMA, I have had the opportunity to work with a variety of top musicians, but few can create such drama in their music.” Rogan also filled his days during his first few years living in the city even by performing the subways after auditioning for MTA’s Music Under New York Arts for Transit program.

 

He continued honing his craft attending workshops with prominent guitarists such as Al Petteway -Grammy winning guitarist/composer for Emmy lifetime achievement winning director, Ken Burns’ documentaries, Tim Reynolds of The Dave Matthews Band, blues great Toby Walker, Patrick Sweany, Gospel Blues legend Spencer Bohren, popular ragtime/blues guitarist Roy Book Binder and New York City’s open mic night scene, most notably Jim Caruso’s Cast Party at The Birdland.

 

The American Society of Composers and Publishing as, “sweeping sounds of altered tunings with the drama of finger-tapping and other aggressive hand techniques”.

 

The result is music that is evocative and atmospheric, lending itself to film and multimedia, where his music can be heard in the new feature film, "Cult Cartel". Rogan continues to travel and entertain performing arts venues, concert halls, museums and house concerts throughout the East Coast .

 

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