Marty Willson-Piper and Edward Rogers
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:30 PM
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.
Brought up close to Liverpool in England his influences have made him a prolific writer where he has covered even more genres with a slew of solo albums as lead singer and as guitarist and singer/lyricist with other eclectic projects including four albums with English project Noctorum and long time collaborator Dare Mason. Two albums with MOAT, a collaboration with German/Swedish composer Niko Röhlcke (a member of one of Sweden’s biggest bands Weeping Willows) and staying in Sweden, he has also become a member of legendary Swedish Progressive band Anekdoten as a guitarist, touring with them all over Europe, Japan and even Armenia.
He keeps informed as to contemporary music as well as being an authoritative music historian. Marty penned 40,000 words of sleeve notes for the re-releases on CD of the church EMI catalogue as well as curating the Newspaper Taxi website where musicians wrote reviews of their favourite albums. He has returned to writing with his In Deep Music Archive website where he covers an eclectic range of thoughtful musical essays.The In Deep Music Archive is widely acknowledged as one of the planet’s biggest personal record collections, ranging from Classical music to Jazz, Punk, Prog, Pop, Funk, Soul, R&B and Electronic sounds, with an ultimate goal of preserving the collection for posterity as an archive of music history.
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.
by Edward’s way with a tune and pleasingly Anglophile presentation.”
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.
$12 ADV- $14 DOS + Fees