|A SINGLE FROM “FIREBREATHER” RELEASING JANUARY 2021
Skylar never knew her father growing up but decided to do a little digging as an adult and not only located him, but also attempted to build a relationship with him. However, it remained very strained, and came to a head Christmas of 2019. “I remember trying to call him, and he wouldn’t answer the phone. He later texted me saying he was ‘in the bathroom’ and that he would call me back later.” That call never came. Angry, hurt, and fed up, Skylar decided she’d done all that she could do to maintain a nearly non-existent relationship, and decided that it was time to let go once and for all. The next evening, she began pouring her emotions into her notebook, and by the time the tears dried, she knew “Like Father Like Daughter” said everything she needed and wanted to say to him.
Composers: Skylar Rogers and Paul Niehaus IV
Pete Zimmer – keys
Steven J. Hill – guitar
Marty Gibson – guitar
Jerry Ewing – bass
“Disco Fuzz” Bradley Arl – drums
Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Jason McEntire at Sawhorse Studios, St. Louis, Mo.
Cover art: Jacob Reynolds
Skylar Rogers was born and raised in some of Chicago’s toughest neighborhoods. She learned at an early age that music brought people together. Music and faith were primary sources of strength and inspiration for Skylar through not only the bad times (abusive relationships, the stillbirth of her only child, and a brief period of homelessness following a divorce), but the best of times (meeting, dating and marrying her second husband, Mark.) ”I have learned that during these times, there was a song for every emotion.”
Skylar truly believes that “Music survives the worst and celebrates the best.” Skylar’s “Soul Rockin’ Blues” sound can be attributed to the artists who influenced her the most: Tina Turner, Koko Taylor, Billy Joel, Whitney Houston, B.B. King, and Michael Jackson. She credits listening to these and others such as AC/DC and multiple Motown artists with influencing her and molding her into the strong, passionate, and energetic singer she is today.
Skylar began touring in 2019 and has shared a stage with Ms. Zeno “The Mojo Queen,” Tab Benoit, Annika Chambers, and Kevin Burt. She successfully launched her debut release, “Insecurities” in 2018, and with her band, The Blue Diamonds, brings a sound that has been often described as a “cross between Tina Turner and Etta James.”