ROCK SPRINGS – Residents who have a hankering for country music should make their way to Bunning Park on Tuesday as Jared Rogerson will bring his modern country sounds to the Concerts in the Park stage.
On Tuesday night, Rogerson will hit the Bunning Park stage at 7 p.m. providing free entertainment to residents. Rogerson’s songwriting draws from 17 years of bronc riding in rodeos and thousands of miles exploring the remote backcountry on horses and mules.
“I learned things you can’t learn in any classroom,” he said although he does have a bachelor’s degree in Zoology from Weber State University.
Rogerson competed as a bareback rider at the College National Finals Rodeo and continued at a professional level while earning a Master’s degree in Biology from the University of Nebraska.
Rogerson has been influenced by a variety of musical styles. Some of his favorite artists include George Strait, Brad Paisley, Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams, Bob Dylan, the Grateful Dead and Bon Jovi. Even with a diversity of musical influences, one artist who has influenced him the most is Chris LeDoux.
“I’ve always gone back to his music. It really shaped who I am today,” Rogerson said.
Rogerson’s music is described as a modern cowboy-flavored vibe lyrically embellished with character and an honest edge and deepened by the unmistakable tone of genuine experience. Rogerson calls his unique sonic blend of contemporary authenticity, Cowboy Music from the New West.
His 2011 sophomore release, “Peace, Love & Horses” was nominated for Best Country Album by the Independent Music Awards and was also ranked as the 12th most aired western album as reported in the summer 2011 edition of The Western Way. Two singles from the album ranked within the Top-10 on Europe’s Top-40 Hotdisc Country Charts.
Rogerson released his third album Dirt in 2013. It is available as a download from most digital stores, including iTunes. Orders of physical CDs are available on JaredRogeron.com.