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Marti Rogers






Since her first appearance at a college hootenanny in 1963, Marti Rogers has performed her eclectic brand of acoustic music throughout the Northeast United states, on stage, radio, and TV, and was an early participant live on the world wide web on Mudcat Cafe.






Accompanying herself on the guitar, the mountain dulcimer, or the Autoharp, Marti Rogers sings a wide variety of songs in the folk genre from purely traditional to contemporary including some of her own composition.  In her strong, clear voice, she weaves a spell taking us back to simpler times when people sat on back porches, or around the hearth making their own music.






Often joined by husband, Tom Levy, on bass, filling in with a steady beat, and those low tones that blend in so well to augment Marti’s Autoharp and rhythm guitar, their varied programs cover a wide range of folk music styles from chantys of the British seaports to songs of the American West, from old-timey to new and timely.






Marti studied performance technique with countertenor Richard Dyer Bennett, and ethnomusicology with Henrietta Yurchenko at The New School for Social Research in New York City.  Eventually earning a Master’s degree in community psychology, she took some time off from music to work in the healthcare field.  When she joined the Bucks County Folk Song Society in 1994, Marti began performing once again, and now has served as president of the society from 2000 thru 2003 and is currently on their board.






A three-time winner of the Folk Factory People’s Choice Concert competition, Marti performs regularly in the Pennsylvania / New Jersey region.  Although not a prolific song-writer, she has been published in Broadside magazine, and her song "Lucid, The Rambler" was recorded by Kevin Roth.






Marti released her first recording, “Plain,” in 2002, and her second, “Plain & Fancy,” an extension of the first with new arrangements and back-up musicians including Tom Levy on bass, in September of 2004. To help fill the need for quality children's folk, in 2008 she and Tom produced "Old Songs for Young Folks" which is "For Other Folks, Too."  Available from, Amazon, and many other web sellers.





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