Kenton Rogers

Kenton Rogers

BandR&BGospel

The style is trans-genre or what I'd call Reality Music (RM), a sound touching the soul, mind & spirit bringing people of diverse backgrounds & cultures together, bridging the gap that has for far to long kept us separated, that's what my music does and will continue to do.

Biography

God's Son of Soul has Returned!

No longer a well kept secret, Kenton Rogers returns after more than a decade of absence since his last contribution to the musical tapestry and landscape of our time. Kenton has redefined himself and his music by reaching beyond the boundaries of gospel and has embraced his musical passions to arrive at a sound that is uniquely his own. If you thought you were acquainted with him, think again. This is a new and more mature Kenton, who's more certain than ever with regard to his convictions and purpose in life, and that fact resonates through his music.

With Kenton's emancipated and trans-genre approach, his premiere Urban/R&B single, "Confession of a Preacha Man", to be released October 15, 2007, from his forthcoming project "Reality Check" is thought provoking, brilliantly profound, and already sparking conversations among the churched and the un-churched. "Confession of a Preacha Man" is destined to be the topic of discussion on many television and radio talk shows around the world. Also included on the single release is "Ridin High", where Kenton utilizes his ability to effortlessly blend soulful gospel vocals on top of a bouncing Hip Hop track. This track lyrically celebrates his survival through his trials, tribulations, and encounters with nay sayers.

As a youngster, Kenton commanded the Amateur Night stage of the World Famous Apollo Theater, then hosted by The Late Ralph Cooper. His moving performance of the "The Greatest Love of All" was awarded first place; and we all know, the Apollo has been dubbed the toughest audience in the world. His gospel performances today, have only increased in intensity as he continues to prove his ability to uplift, and entertain diverse audiences around the world. For the past three years he's been a featured guest on the Jerry Lewis M.D.A. Labor Day Telethon in NewYork, hosted by Tony Orlando and Russ Salzburg, and each year he leaves the hosts, as well as studio and television viewers, inspired and in awe.

Kenton Rogers has been afforded the opportunity to perform throughout the United States, Hawaii, Japan, Ireland, and the United Kingdom. With his charismatic personality and uplifting, soulful & distinct voice, Kenton is among a rare breed of performers, and his longevity in the music industry is assured.

If you've not had the privilege to partake of a Kenton Rogers performance, it is highly recommended you do. The experience will prove to be electrifying, inspirational, and unforgettable; one that leaves his mark on your soul. You'll feel the passion, you'll see a seductive, yet sincere smile and with an in-depth sense of spirituality he will welcome you into his world, and once you're in, you'll enjoy the journey.

Discography

Confession of a Preacha Man Single, Kenrog Music (2007)
Alive & Pressin' On, Blackberry Records (1996)
Just Look At Me, Blackberry Records (1993)

Compilations & Featured CD Appearances

Bishop Paul Morton/On Broken Pieces: Hurricane Relief Project (2006)
Good Time Gospel (2003)
NJPAC Jubilation Choir/Spirit (2002)
Blackberry Collection Vol. I (1999)
Songs Mama Use To Sing II (1999)
Blackberry's Greatest Hits Vol. I (1996)
GMWA Male Chorus /God is Good (1996)
Christmas Time at Blackberry (1995)
Gospel Night in New Orleans (1995)
Songs Mama Use To Sing (1994)
Down Home Christmas in Mississippi (1993)
Blackberry Gospel Showcase (1993)

Guest Television/Radio Performances

Jerry Lewis M.D.A. Labor Day Telethon (2005-2007)
Gospel Showcase hosted by Shelia Berry (2007)
Bobby Jones Gospel
David Letterman Show
Youth Alive - Guest Host
Singsation hosted by Vickie Winans
Inspirations Across America
Gospel Today hosted by Michael Alston

Festivals/Special Events

Daytop Strawberry Festival - New York, NY (2007)
August Quarterly Annual Festival - Wilmington, DE (2007)
Keepers of The Dream - Awards Dinner
Women of Excellence - Awards Dinner
Black Expo at Jacob Javitz Center
Harlem Summer Stage
Kwanza Festival at Jacob Javitz Center
Toys & Books for Kids at World Famous Apollo Theater
Newark Idol at Symphony Hall
Angel Awards sponsored by G.M.A.D.
Rosa Parks Banquet

Venues

Royal Festival Hall – London, England
The Village Underground – New York, NY
Ashford & Simpson's Sugar Bar – New York, NY
Holderby's Landing – Huntington, WV
Creole Restaurant & Jazz Supper Club – New York, NY
The Matrix - Huntington, WV
Duke's - Huntington, WV

Overseas Performances

Hawaii, Japan, Ireland, and the United Kingdom

Shared The Stage With

Yolanda Adams, Donnie McClurklin, Tony Orlando, Kelly Price, Jaheim, Lil Mo, Regina Belle, Freddie Jackson, Sharissa, Ray Chew and The Crew, Stephanie Mills, Bobby Jones, Albertina Walker, Dottie Peoples, Cheryl Pepsi Riley, The Clark Sisters,
Dorothy Norwood, The Williams Brothers, Walter Hawkins, Edwin Hawkins, Kirk Franklin, Shirley Caesar, Vickie Winans, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, LaShun Pace, Byron Cage, Hezekiah Walker, Donald Lawrence, Ricky Dillard, Kurt Carr, John P. Kee, Daryl Coley, The Mighty Clouds of Joy, The Canton Spirituals, The Late James Moore, The Late Willie Neal Johnson, The Late Thomas Whitfield, and The Late Frank Williams