Country music singer and songwriter
Much of Jared Rogerson’s songwriting draws from the 17 years he devoted to riding wild bareback broncs on the rodeo circuit, along with thousands of miles atop broke saddle horses traversing the rugged mountains near his home in Pinedale, Wyoming. His respect for both the tame and unruly are underlined in his lyrics which depict modern themes of love, heartbreak, determination, and defiance from the optimistic perspective of an ever changing West.
From his early youth, much of Jared’s spare time was often occupied writing songs, though it wasn’t until his sophomore year in college that he finally purchased his first guitar. He casually learned new chords over the next several years until one final rodeo wreck spurred him into taking his music more seriously. Now, Jared sports an L-shaped scar on the inner joint of his riding arm where the biceps tendon was re-attached. Not the worst of his injuries, but it occurred at a pivotal moment in his life. “I like this scar. It gave me the opportunity to escape with my life and chase a different dream.”
His conviction in the power of positive attitude, which was cultivated through riding bronc’s, earning a Master’s degree, and enduring many of life’s most personal failures and successes, infused in him a desire to transform and inspire hearts and minds through thoughtful word and music. Despite the hunger that built within, he continually delayed the pursuit of his niche in the music world, “because of fear, I guess, and because I just didn’t know where to start. Eventually I recognized that it’s just part of who I am. Doing nothing about it was a regret I refused.” So, he picked himself up off the arena dirt and almost immediately began writing and independently recording songs with that same passion and energy he devoted to rodeo for so many years.
Through his travels and a diversity of friendships made along the way, Jared has been exposed to a variety of musical styles which have combined to influence his own sound.
Now, as a self-proclaimed songwriting ambassador for the rural West, his artistic approach stretches across boundaries of Western, Americana, Country, and Folk genres. Jared can be found performing regularly across the intermountain West as a solo artist, or with a full band behind him, and his geographic reach is continually expanding. His four albums albums, Heaven (2016), Dirt (2013), Peace, Love & Horses (2011), and Bad Hay (2010) feature all-original material and have received wide acclaim and airplay among various hotspots around the world. Often compared to Chris LeDoux, and sometimes to Bon Jovi, Jared’s unique style features a sonic blend of contemporary authenticity that he sums up as, “Cowboy Music from the New West.”