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PJ Rogue

PJ Rogue

Americana / Folk / Indie Hudson, MA  US
Fresh Feet (that cat song)
Fresh Feet (that cat song)
Spawning Ground
Spawning Ground
Whales of Stellwegan
Whales of Stellwegan
Standing in Front of the World
Standing in Front of the World
Dirty Feet
Dirty Feet



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  • Bill Metts (Artist)
    Bill Metts
    Nice Work PJ. Very nice sound. It is an interesting mix of genres. Lyrical magic too.
  • PJ Rogue (Artist)
    PJ Rogue
    Review of "Standing In Front of the World ".... The process of making PJ Rogue’s debut album, Standing In Front of the World, has been not unlike the process described in one of Paul’s very best songs, Lady of Marble. Inch by inch, bit by bit with interruptions at times, the album has come together over the years. To quote the song: “See the man create, see the stone take shape, see the stone become a woman.” The final product is a wonderful album. Produced with the assistance of Seth Connelly who provides backing instrumentals on a number of tracks, the album is quiet and restrained and invites the listener to listen to each and every song. There are many notable guest artists here: Oen Kennedy, Geoff Bartley, Johnny Cunningham and Billy Novick among several others. Andy Holiner and Alice Johnson, Paul’s longtime friends from his years living in Jamaica Plain are here for two tracks. I don’t know Sonny Bartolo but I love his beautiful and tasteful accordion playing on three of the tracks, particularly the album’s title track which is the very last song. The cover art and graphic design by Connie Barbour and Leslie Lee are also very distinctive. Paul is a first class songwriter whose best songs can stand next to anyone’s songs. For me, his best work is set to themes involving nature and water. Jamaica Plain, where Paul lived for several years is a “Village By The Water.” The salmon in Spawning Ground shows “super salmon strength” in making its way upstream on a river. The Whales of Stellwagen is self-explanatory and a cautionary tale about upsetting nature’s delicate balance. And then there is Lady of Marble, set in a seaside village, of course. Paul also has playful moods which are represented by songs like Fresh Feet, Dirty Feet (we are not making any foot fetish assumptions) and Violet Supreme. Keeper of the Flame and The Color Green reflect his Bruce Cockburn influence. Paul has learned to write the quiet love songs like The Promise and Hops and Honeysuckle and the album in general shows a nice variety of themes and musical stylings while keeping an overall consistency in its production. The beautiful and touching “Standing In Front of the World” ends this album. It is a song about staying true to your artistic vision despite discouragement and for those who have known Paul for awhile, this album is that accomplishment. I think it is a lasting work of art. The sculptor of the marble lady would be proud and now it is here for the world to see and hear. Michael Gutierrez-May, September 2014



Sounds Like: Bruce Cockburn, Michael Franks, Gordon Lightfoot, John Gorka

Bio: PJ Rogue has delighted audiences for over thirty years with his unique combination of eclectic originals and covers. An award winning songwiter, he was recently voted a finalist in the 2015 RISA performing songwriter competition. Over the years, he has opened for such notables as John Gorka, Lui...See Full Bio





““Paul Rogoshewski, a.k.a. PJ Rogue, is a storyteller of the highest order. His songs are filled with vivid imagery and marvelous instrumentation built around a superb voice that takes you on a myriad of insightful journeys and observances that he is personally connected to. His new album, Standing in Front of the World, is a testament to Rogue's sagacious prose and thoughtful musicality and is one of the finest you'll hear this year...””

— Brian M. Owens,, Metronome Magazine

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