Saturday, December 1, 2007

Alli Rogers

"Poetric songwriting and angelic vocals"
Alli Rogers shows growth as a songwriter with an increasing aptitude for communicating spiritual truths in a simple yet compelling fashion. Like her Christian music peers Jaci Velasquez, Stacie Orrico, Rebecca St. James, and Rachael Lampa, Alli Rogers was poised for success at an early age. After winning a talent contest at AtlantaFest, the 16-year-old artist signed to Word Records and worked on her long-awaited debut. Before the album would ever see the light of day, however, Word was absorbed by Time Warner, and Rogers’ major-label hopes came to a screeching halt when she was dropped from the roster after a host of personnel changes. But she didn’t let that keep her from making music for long. Rogers teamed up with friend Donnie Boutwell to write and co-produce her well-crafted debut, Always Eden, 11 tracks showcasing Rogers’ lovely voice and poetic songwriting. For added accessibility and variety, Bebo Norman also sang a few background vocals that enhanced the album’s overall vibe. Now a little more than a year later, Rogers returns with her sophomore effort, The Day of Small Things, a disc that provides further evidence of the beauty of simplicity. The theme of “enjoying simple things of life” also extends to her songwriting as well. With a sound that would make any fan of Patty Griffin or Jonatha Brooke proud.While Always Eden was a little more introspective, The Day of Small Things has more of a universal message, particularly on a track titled “Hope,” which Rogers wrote after seeing victims’ pleas for help in the wake of tragedies like the tsunami and Hurricane Katrina.

Nashville, USA
♫ Folk, Acoustic
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This sounds soooo like Bethany Dillon!

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