Maura Rogers

Maura Rogers

BandFolkAcoustic

Spunky folk music with wicked insight and intelligence to boot.

Biography

“Music can be like driving into a sunset: blinding and real. I want to inspire people to pull over, get out of their car for a moment, and enjoy what’s setting in front of them.”

Inspired by folks like Mason Jennings, Martin Sexton, and Ani DiFranco, Maura Rogers is a combination of strong vocals, subtle guitar playing, and thought-provoking lyrics. She is equipped with a history in theater performance, having first dived on stage as a wee-first grader singing about being naughty and nice. In classic American debt for having invested four years acting and reading in college, she spent the past few years searching for the most fitting way to tell stories. After some long stints with grassroots theater projects, the folk scene grabbed hold of her and has kept her captive. This Ohioan is known for her magnetic stage presence-- turning loud, rowdy bar crowds into quiet, thoughtful listeners. Recently, she performed at Oven Production’s 31st Annual Women’s Variety Show in Cleveland, the longest running female variety show in the US of A.

Lyrics

dirty blonde

Written By: Maura Rogers

sidewalk traveling,
holding hand in hand
harvest moon hovers
over the square where we stand
you will carry me up cascade's hill
i will break you down with all my will
so take me back
to that carolina bay
hold me tight
with the insight to say
fortune's fool honey
one day i'll let you go
only to learn
how my love for you grows
it still grows, it still grows.

so don't you go.
don't you go.
don't you know,
dirty blonde, i still love you so.

alice calls me over
says it's time to move on now
we get dressed up all pretty
her father nods us a farwell bow
our feet hit the town
where the boys want me to play
but all i want is you
how could i let you
how did i let you slip away

don't you go.
don't you go.
don't you know,
dirty blonde, i still love you so.

fair games

Written By: Maura Rogers

i wanna wrap my legs
around your waist
and take a trip down to the fair
get me onto your back
i know you'll take me there
where there's cotton candy
and carmel apples too
on top of the ferris wheel
high above the world
just me and and you
and we'll go round and round
we'll go up and we'll go down
and we'll ride every ride
i wanna ride your ride

i wanna wrap my legs
around your waist
and take a trip down to the fair
get me onto your back
i know you'll take me there
where you'll dunk my dolly
you've got talent in your wrists
we'll skip on over to the fun house
where those wacky mirrors
watch us kiss
and the carnie men will chuckle
listen to them chuckle at our bliss

from the moment i met you
i felt we shared a history
when you take me to these places
do you know you set me free
now i'm riding this roller coaster
there's not an ounce of fear in me

i wanna wrap my legs
around your waist
and take a trip down to the fair
get me onto your back
i know you'll take me there
won't you take me there
please take me there

Discography

fresh n feeble fro - the demo (2006, self released)

Set List

Sets are focused on originals and run, at most, between an hour and hour and a half.