This Side of the Green Arrow
Daniel Rogers is a songwriter/composer living in Columbus, Ohio, USA. His debut album, THIS SIDE OF THE GREEN ARROW, is a self-produced concept album following a psychological progression through coping in wartime, personal loss, inner detachment, and the search for bliss. ALBUM CREDITS: *Recorded and mixed by Daniel Rogers at The Vinecatcher in Columbus, OH *Drums recorded by Joe Viers at John Schwab Recording in Columbus, OH *Piano recorded by Michael Jack at Phase One in Toronto, Ontario, Canada *Additional piano recorded by Rick Brunetto at Capital University in Columbus, OH *Danan Healy's vocals recorded at her home in Odenton, MD *Sounds recorded by Daniel Rogers and Lisa Gerald Rogers at various locations *Additional sounds obtained at Sounddogs.com *Mastered by Jeff Lipton at Peerless Mastering in Boston, MA *Ferris wheel and carousel photographs by Jeff McCutcheon *Photograph of young Daniel on car ride by unidentified family member *All songs written and produced by Daniel Rogers © (P) 2005 Vinechaser Records, LLC - BMI Performances by: *Daniel Rogers - lead and backing vocals, piano, synthesizers, samplers, harmonica *Danan Healy - backing and lead vocals *Noelle Shearer - backing and lead vocals *John Morgan - acoustic & electric guitar *Keith Hanlon - drums *Ed Davis - percussion *Jon Beard - electric bass guitar *Kenny Ruffin - saxophone *Jeff Hoelter - mandolin *Susan Rogers - flute *Lisa Gerald Rogers - hand claps *Heather Carvel - backing vocals *Steven Gerald, Richard Rogers, Michelle Van Zandt, Sanjeev Sant - additional voices in "Irrigators" *Evonne Rogers - additional voice in "Future Man" *Art design concept by Daniel Rogers and Dan Beahm *Design and layout by Dan Beahm *Very special thank you to: my wife Lisa Gerald Rogers - for your love, constant support, and insightful feedback & ideas. You're the best 'assistant producer' there ever was (and I don't mean assistant to the producer). This album wouldn't exist without you. *Special thank you to: Mom (Evonne Rogers) - for so much more than I could ever write here; and Susie Gerald & Kenny Ruffin - for your exceptional support. *Thank you to (in alphabetical order): David Burkman, Katherine Burkman, Linda Cahaelen, Jeremy & Susan Cotman Jenkins, Jeff Fromson, Melissa Gerald, Jason Kanakis, Greg & Jen Kaufmann, Jeff McCutcheon, John Moreno, Bob Walling; all of the performers - for your patience and for sharing your talents; and all of you who purchase and/or support my music. REVIEW EXCERPTS: 'It's always a thrill to get one's hands on an impressive album that no one knows about, and 'This Side of the Green Arrow' is a gorgeous collection of soul-stretching songs. This is an album that listeners can dig into like a good book, with a menagerie of influences and approaches...of the many highly-hyped albums that rose and fell in 2006, it's a shame that 'This Side of the Green Arrow' got overlooked.' - Charles Martin, Indie-Music.com 'The album is...rich and deep, always compelling you to take a bit of a chance. Singer/songwriter blues-pop that doesn't fit in one particular genre or another. Lyrically it's interesting and intricate. Check it out.' - J-Sin, Smother Magazine '...tranquil piano and acoustic guitar, discreet percussions, but there is an underlying tension. Contributing to the somber and tense mood is Daniel Rogers' lead vocals...reminds me of Roger Waters...[the album] is very well produced and the performances and compositions are very good...Daniel Rogers is a musician to keep an eye on, for sure.' - Marc Roy, Proggnosis.com 'Rogers has a very good voice; conveying emotions small and large alike easily and with a great deal of professionalism... The album has an excellent production.' - Windhawk, ProgressiveEars.com '...expert use of piano as both rhythm and lead instrument...Rogers' voice alternates between a soothing rumble and devastating wail...'This Side of the Green Arrow' benefits from Rogers' hypnotic voice and thoughtfully-arranged sonic buildups...there's plenty for just about any fan to listen for.' - Mohan Karulkar, Openingbands.com 'The whispering singing and interesting instrumentals blend together to create a very unique album. 'This Side of the Green Arrow' is definitely a challenging album, and definitely worth picking up for any avid Beck fans.' - Alex Lang, The Celebrity Cafe.