If we haven’t met yet, my name is Andy Rogers and firstly, thanks for checking this out.
On the north coast of Ireland where I live you’ll find some epic, beautiful scenery. However, hidden under this rugged landscape are some dark and forgotten sea caves which are rarely visited.
The Cave Sessions started out as an idea to find a cave with great acoustics, take a guitar and do a simple recording of some new songs.
In the process we ended up rediscovering songs that were written in a cave by a musician around 3000 years ago in the Middle East. At the time he was on the run, being hounded by his powerful but insecure father-in-law because of some political shenanigans.
He hid in caves and wrote songs from his experiences.
Those songs have been handed down to this day. We don’t have the original music but we do have his lyrics; words which have comforted and inspired generations ever since.
So we (Joanne Hogg, Stu Reid & I) took his words and recorded our own songs based on what he wrote.
What started life as a simple idea morphed into a full blown recording project. Effectively setting up a live recording studio in a dark and damp cave with an amazing team of musicians!
So why am I making the recordings available for FREE?
Don’t get me wrong, I like selling albums as much as the next guy but we want to grow our audience for this project. We’re working on a trilogy of cave session recordings and we hope that, if you like this one then you’ll be interested in the others when they come along.
We filmed the sessions for you too – we really hope you enjoy them.
Cheers – Andy Rogers
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*Andy Rogers is a singer songwriter from the Causeway Coast of Ireland with songs published and recordings produced on EMI’s Kingsway label.
An artist on Kingsway’s original ‘New Celts’ album (along with Robin Mark, Brian Houston & Joanne Hogg) and more recently on ‘Engage24’ with Ian Hannah, his style has been described as ‘Ethno-Celt’ – a mix of acoustic ethnic sounds fused with contemporary musical sensibilities.