Billy Rogan

COLONY PRESENTS:

Billy Rogan

Connor Lorkin O'Riley

Fri · August 25, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$10.00 - $12.00

Billy Rogan
Billy Rogan
Billy Rogan is an international award winning composer/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 and fiery in an all-encompassing execution of dramatic fingerstyle tap guitar and other aggressive hand techniques described by Grammy nominated Americana forefather and Fender Telecaster guitar god, Bill Kirchen as, "Fearsome."

Rogan's music is internationally recognized as a 2nd Place Winner in the 2017 International Music Award, featured on NPR, PBS, Sirius Radio as well as chosen for The American Society of Composers and Publishing (ASCAP) main web page for their highly-acclaimed "Audio Portrait Series". His solo acoustic technique has led him to open for acclaimed artists in the music industry such as,
Grammy nominated musician GE Smith (Bob Dylan/Hall & Oates/SNL Live Band) jazz pianist Brad Mehldau, David Knopfler of Dire Straits, "Titan of the Telecaster" and Americana Forefather, Bill Kirchen, and "I love you Always Forever" International hit Grammy winning songwriter and vocalist, Donna Lewis.

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 at Terminal 5 and private performances where Good Morning America Producer, Brandon Bodow stated, "Billy’s original music is absolutely captivating. 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 by performing the subways after auditioning for MTA's Music Under New York Arts for Transit program.

The mesmerizing music and guitar performance abilities
that Rogan creates is further described by 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.".

Rogan ​continues to travel and entertain performing arts venues, concert halls, museums and house concerts throughout the East Coast, with​ notable​ performance​s​ at Daryl Hall of Hall and Oates' club, "Daryls House", and also working with film and multimedia background features such as ​most recently with The Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase videos placed in internationally distributed Acoustic Guitar Magazine.​​
Connor Lorkin O'Riley
Connor Lorkin O'Riley
Scottish acoustic songwriter. Track featured on Burberry Store Playlist 2016
Venue Information:
Colony
22 Rock City Road
Woodstock, NY, 12498
http://www.colonywoodstock.com/