In 2020 , with the pandemic going on I decided to get 2 releases out for ya! Please check out POP SENSIBILITEIS VOLUME IV and STEREO. Thanks- stay safe- wear a mask -VOTE!- and always remember to TURN IT UP!!!
My new EP titled STEREO is now available! Its a 6 song collection. The songs are Atascadero to Salinas, Take a Breath, Cross That Line, Baby Blue Too, Whispers and Shouting and SGV 80*. I play everything, produce and mix! This is going to be download available so please check it out on all your favorite platforms!
With the Corona Virus pandemic of 2020 most of our shows are being cancelled. We hope it all ends soon enough. So in the meantime stay safe, wear a mask, self quarantine and keep listening to music!
Pop Sensibilities Volume IV is doing great and Im getting some rave reviews!-Yeah!
Im sick of the senseless killing of George Floyd and many others at the hands of law enforcement! We need some REAL CHANGE in this country! VOTE!!!!
I was watching the press conference when George Floyd's lawyer Benjamin Crump gave a fiery speech regarding the madness that's been going on and I was moved to write a new song. That song titled "Take a Breath" is here now on this website for all to hear. Im hoping to include it in a new release that im still working on for 2020.
Pop Sensibilities Volume IV is available right now for immediate download! Check all your favorite sites! iTunes, Spotify, You Tube and everyplace else!
The last CD , Lost Angelino is available now for immediate download! This 11 song package is produced by Ed Tree and Mario Rojas. Get your copy now on ITunes and other various downloadable outlets. Check it out here along with the last self produced release Mario Rojas and A Saturday Night Pink!
Remember you can get the self produced 2nd CD-Mario Rojas and A Saturday Night Pink- as well on ITunes and CD Baby.
The first CD- The Great Procrastinator is out of print but available out there somewhere!
Remember- if you can't find it you can always contact me and I'll hook you up!
Players on the following albums are:
The Great Procrastinator- Released in 2003- Mario plays all instruments
Mario Rojas and A Saturday Night Pink- Released in 2013 - Mario plays all instruments except on Dallas, Austin El Paso which features Jeremy Long on pedal steel and organ
Lost Angelino- Released in 2017- Mario plays guitar, bass, piano, organ, horn synth and vocals, Rick Snyder- Bass and Harmonium, Jeremy Long- pedal steel and B3, Mike Fernandez- drums. On The Red Dress Wymann Reese- Keyboard , Brian Wells- drums , Gary Riley- Bass and Kevin Marin on harmonica.
Pop Sensibilities Volume IV- Released in 2020- Mario plays all instruments- Produced by Mario Rojas
Stereo- Released in 2020- Mario plays all instruments- produced by Mario Rojas.
Lost Angelino is starting to get ALOT of radio airplay!! Hear it on WHUS FM in Storrs, CT! KRSH FM in Santa Rosa, CA! KMNO FM in Kihei, HI.!! And Dream Weaver internet radio in Kihei, HI., AMI Radio in Bradenton, FLA.. WMNF Radio in Tampa, FLA.,KMXT Radio in Kodiac, AK., WEAG AM and FM in Starke, FLA.,Coltrain Country Radio in Nashville, and EMM Radio in Oregon. THANKS!!!!! WVIA in Pittston, PA, WTJU in Charlottesville, VA, Country Bear.com in Lake Placid, FL, WSLR in Sarasota, FL., WMSR in Auburn, AL., KASU in State University, AR., WEFT in Champaign, IL., WHAY in Whitley City, KY., WYSO in Yellow Springs, OH.,KBRP in Bisbee,AZ., KBAC in Santa Fe, NM., KPPR in Amarillo, TX., KCSE, KZNK,KZCK,KZNZ,KANZ,KZAN,KGUY,KJJP,KTXP,KTDH,KTOT all out of Texas! KAJX in Aspen, CO.,KAFM in Grand Junction, CO.,KBBI in Homer, AK., KRNN in Juneau, AK.,KMUN and KTLB in Astoria, OR.,
The following stations are playing Valerie! Country Barn Yard in Milton Mills, NH., Wide Country Music in Troy, NY.,KAGH AM and FM in Crossett, AR., WDEB AM and FM in Jamestown, TN.,WJJM and WAXO in Lewisburg, TN., KMAV in Mayville,ND., WBDC AM and FM in Jasper, IN., WRAC in West Union, OH., KBLP in Lindsay,OK., KINO in Winslow, AZ.,KALH in La Luz, NM., BIG STAR 97 in Ft. Worth, TX.,KXOK in Sweetwater, TX.,KVLV in Fallon, NV and CHRN in Ontario, Canada.!!!! Big thanks!!!
WOJB in Hayward, WI.,KKFI (FM), Kansas City, MO., KDHX (FM) in St. Louis, MO.,KCIE (FM), Dulce, NM.KMUD (FM) Redway, CA.,KBSU (AM and FM) Boise, ID.,WACB (AM) Taylorsville,NC.,WRCO, Richland Center, WI., WSGS (FM) and WKIC in Hazard, KY., WLOC (AM),Horse Cave, KY.,KCHS (AM) in Truth or Consequences, NM., WQLC (FM), Lake City ,FL.,KDQN(FM) DeQueen, AR., WNKX(AM and FM) Centerville, TN.,WMMG Brandenberg. KY., KRIG Bartletsville, OK.,KOFM, Enid, OK., KRXT Rockdale, TX and Texas Radio 101 Internet in Rockdale, TX., KCSU in Ft. Collins, CO.,KCYN, in Moab, UT.,KSHL in Newport, OR., WMNR,WGRS,WGSK and WRXC in Monroe, CT., WERU (FM) East Orland, ME., KDUR, Durango,CO., KVNF Paonia, CO., KUWR Laramie, WY., KDVS in Davis, CA.,KCSB Santa Barbara, CA. KCRW Santa Monica, CA.KAOS in Olympia, WA., WIZS AM n Henderson, NC.,WOCO AM in Oconto, WI.,WWSP in St. Point, WI.,KZFR in Chico, CA.,WCNL in Moosup, CT.,KDOL in Livingston, TX., KEOS in College Station, TX, KUBU Internet Rdio in Fair Oaks, CA
Europe is starting to check out Lost Angelino! Check out the following:
After Midnight Radio with Noel Casey in Dublin, Ireland
"Lost Angelino is the third release and scores points with its consistently consistent sound and stylistic nuances across music history, cleverly integrated into the overall picture"....MUSIK an sich GERMANY!
"Lost Angelino...these sounds will particularly talk to the generation that listened to the West Coast Sounds..and the excellent vocals remind us of this golden era...so good on several tracks".....RADIO I.S.A. FM FRANCE!
Is this the king of America? No, it is not Elvis Costello. But that voice, gosh, you would almost say it when you listen to Temporary Crown. Mario Rojas has a great voice for those who have not yet understood it. But that is not everything. He can also write pointed songs. The resident of Los Angeles absorbed the entire pop history and spit it out again in the form of eleven strong songs on Lost Angelino (own management). The multi-instrumentalist takes care of the choirs behind his nasal vocals. He does a lot himself anyway, but if necessary, he also relies on the contributions of others. For example, organist Jeremy Long on Blue Light Follow also provides a nice piece of steel guitar. On Beatle Boots they walk around with cowboy hats and on the number is notable that besides Costello also Graham Parker is an important influence. And when Valerie comes along, you can also think of Don Dixon. Songs about good times, bad times and slow times. Very nice songs.......ALT COUNTRY NETHERLANDS!!
"Lost Angelino" the third album in the very long musical career of L.A. based singer-songwriter Mario Rojas, reflects the nostalgic sound of the 70's. We would like to compare these songs with the work of people like Elvis Costello, Jackson Browne and John Hiatt. may that sound like a very promising reference to Mario Rojas......ROOTSTIME MAGAZINE BELGIUM!!!
With 'Lost Angelino' the third album of this American songwriter appeared we are not sorry because this disc will not go unnoticed, we are convinced. At the end of the seventies Mario Rojas was already active in a pop-punk band (Shake Shakes) and undoubtedly he must have been influenced by one Elvis Costello. Also his voice is, as it were, a copy of the grandmaster, at least the Costello in his initial period. But it was also the period of Graham Parker, Jackson Brown and Springsteen. That is noticeable, but that should not spoil the fun. Multi-instrumentalist Rojas plays a lot of instruments on this album: from guitar to bass, piano, horn, synthesizer, percussion and tambourine. He also takes care of all the vocal parts. A daring piece anyway. Mario Rojas has certainly made a varied album, which was also released in-house. All songs were made in the same studio, except 'Red Dress'. 'Beatle Boots' is a pop gem that jumps out, but also the title track 'Lost Angelino' stands as a house as well as the swinging 'Blue Light Folow'. The danceable 'Everythings Right' (beautiful organ) and 'Cryin' also sound rootsy and a bit poppy. 'Valerie' is a sing-along song and 'Cryin' starts very rhythmically and ends with a slow kadance, a special song. This is definitely an album that should not be missing in your music collection. Especially if you are fond of music from the sixties / seventies.......KEYS AND CHORDS MAZAZINE BELGIUM!!!
"With the production of his friend Ed Tree, "Lost Angelino" is presented as an electro-acoustic album with warm and enveloping tones, since the initial "Temporary Crown", perfect pop-song interpreted with the typical look of the Californians of the seventies . "Beatle Boots" is instead full of an extremely fresh and stimulating soul, a song that could easily be an outtake of a record by Mr. Costello, "Lost Angelino" is flowing and crystalline, melodically among the best of this selection composed of eleven originals that highlight the good vein and talent of Mario Rojas. On this track you can enter "Blue Light Follow" with the beautiful pedal steel of Jeremy Long, "Valerie" with all the baggage of the most classic pop melodies of the sixties, a baggage that Mario has put to good use even in the beautiful "Red Dress "And" Everything ""....LONESTAR TIME ITALY!!!!
More airplay!!! Getting good airplay in Italy!! Thanks Mystery Train Radio Ascolta P.N.R. 96.4 Italian Radio!!! And Highway 61 Voce Spazio FM !!!
Thanks to Muziek En Toch Dutch Radio!!! And Paul van Gelder Dutch Radio!!!!
Thanks to MOJO ALT 94.1 FM Radio in Skopje, Macedonia for playing!!!