ROGERS SHARES SONGS AND STORIES FROM WILDFIRE THIS WEEKEND ON NEW SHOW LIVE @ SIRIUSXM ON SIRIUSXM’S NORTH AMERICANA
BEN ROGERS CANADIAN TOUR DATES WITH BAHAMAS BEGIN MARCH 18
“...ranging from the Sixties-tinged psychedelic pop of “Holiday” (love the organ) to the country rock blues of “Stackabones”, Rogers sounds right at home.” - Vancouver Sun
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Out today on Dallas Green’s (City and Colour, Alexisonfire, You+Me) newly minted Still Records, Ben Roger’s new LP, Wildfire, was marked as one of Exclaim!’s Most Anticipated Albums Of 2019 and one of Amazon Music Canada's Artists To Watch in 2019. Wildfire is available to purchase and stream everywhere today and can be found on a limited edition (400 copies) double 12” black vinyl with gatefold and printed insert here.
This weekend, Rogers will also share songs and stories from Wildfire on Live @ SiriusXM, the new show on North Americana Ch. 359. The interview and performance will air on March 2 at 10am / 10pm ET, March 5 at 8am ET / 8pm ET, and March 7 at 11am / 11pm ET.
Everyone can get a sneak peek of Rogers’ SiriusXM session in video performances for album tracks “Steady Going Nowhere” and “A Changed Man”. Rogers will be also be featured on Sarah Burke’s Sunday Service SiriusXM show on March 3 at 9am / 9pm ET.
Beginning March 18, Rogers will take Wildfire on the road with Bahamas for a run of Canadian tour dates throughout Ontario. Full tour dates can be found below. Tickets on sale now HERE.
Wildfire sees Rogers drifting away from it the sounds of his first two acclaimed solo albums, 2015’s The Bloodred Yonder and 2013’s Lost Stories: Volume One. The sound – still rooted in folk and Americana, though now with an earnest new attitude permeates throughout – is a raw, hazy, rock-inspired swagger that channels the likes of possessed masterminds from Nick Cave to Otis Redding to Marc Bolan of T.Rex. Put simply, it is enveloping, and the authenticity is palpable.
Wildfire was penned by Rogers and brought to life under the guidance of a new collaborator - Dallas Green, sitting in the producer’s chair for his first time. Ironically, their partnership was born during a period that each was overcoming a creative impasse.
Green explains what initially drew him to the project: “I recognized something really special about this collection of songs – this vulnerability from Ben was really moving to me. I think it was a brilliant experience for all of us and resulted in a really beautiful record. Not only do I believe in it and think it’s fantastic, but it also did something for me; it really opened a whole new chapter of my creative life.”
Rogers echoes the sentiment. “I can tell Dallas cares about this project as much as I do. He is just so devoted to the process. He really challenged us, but with a generosity of spirit that you just don’t encounter that often. It was the best experience I’ve ever had on a creative level.”
Rounding out the recording experience were co-producer Karl Bareham (City and Colour, Alexisonfire), mixer Jacquire King (Kings of Leon, City and Colour, Tom Waits), and Rogers’ long time band: Matt Kelly (City and Colour) on pedal steel and keys, Erik Nielsen (Dralms, Rich Hope) on bass, John Sponarski (Aaron Pritchett) on lead guitar, and Leon Power (Frazey Ford) at the kit.
2019 TOUR DATES W/ BAHAMAS
Mar 18 - St. Catharines, ON - FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
Mar 20 - Sault Ste. Marie, ON - Sault Community Theatre Centre
Mar 21 - Sudbury, ON - Fraser Auditorium
Mar 22 - Barrie, ON - Mavrick’s Music Hall
Mar 23 - Hamilton, ON - New Vision United Church
Mar 25 - Peterborough, ON - Showplace Performance Theatre
Mar 26 - London, ON - London Music Hall
Mar 27 - North Bay, ON - Capitol Centre
01 Doll Bones
03 Steady Going Nowhere
04 Rattle Your Chains
05 Leviathan Smiles
07 Killing Kind
09 Black Beauty
10 A Changed Man
ABOUT STILL RECORDS
Still Records is a record label established in September 2018 by multi-Platinum acclaimed singer, songwriter and performer Dallas Green. An imprint of award-winning independent label Dine Alone Records, which was started to put out City and Colour’s debut album Sometimes. Still Records is a place where Green will curate a collection of projects that he thinks deserve to be heard and enjoyed.
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