|Meet You in the Tower||I’ll Be Free||Masquerade Game||Mesmerized|
|One of Those Days||Over||Someone Like You||What’s It Gonna Be|
R – E – V – I – E – W – S:
WESTWORD’S MUSIC REVIEW / PUBLISHED: THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2005
(Self-released) By Michael Roberts
“Considering the mob of generic singer-songwriters currently operating in these parts, a performer can stand out only if she or he has something to offer beyond an excess of sensitivity. Fortunately, Rogers does. Her voice is flavored by a Dallas upbringing, and that hint of twang, along with a pleasantly sassy musical personality, boosts her Denver debut.
Two of the six tracks here are covers, yet the unusual arrangements applied to the Verve’s “Drugs Don’t Work” and Peter Gabriel’s “In Your Eyes” prevent these cautious choices from proving fatal. Besides, the title cut, the jaunty “Five & Dime” and “Texas Teardrops” demonstrate that she won’t need to use the familiar-material crutch much longer. The ditties on One of Those Days, to be introduced at a Thursday, May 12, CD-release party at Cricket on the Hill, are a little bit country, a little bit rock and roll, and a lot more distinctive than what many local tunesmiths are strumming these days.”
Toad Tavern – “GET A LEG UP” BATTLE OF THE BANDS 2006 – LITTLETON, COLORADO:
Elana Rogers & The Reason – PLAYED 02/16/06
“Elana came ready to battle it out. With an exuberant crowd and a high-end performance, Elana Rogers the Reason brought the house down. Nothing against the other bands mind you. Elana was able to bring a winning combination of stage presence, rockin’ tunes and a stellar performance edging it out over very stiff competition”.
“Solid sound, lots of enthusiasm and talent. Best crowd response I’ve seen since this began. Good vocals, great guitar solos. Overall: Very entertaining. THE WINNER: Elana Rogers and the Reason” – Pool Cleaners (judges at “Get a Leg Up”)
“It wasn’t enough that I could not take my eyes off her when she walked on stage. She then yanked at my heart with her songs and music! Elana had me and everyone else in the club by the ears.” – Johnnie Good of Good Productions
The first time I heard Elana, she made me cry. Raw emotion powerful – Tammi Clancy Manager of Summer Hartbauer
“When on that stage a beauty radiates from Elana that transcends the physical realm. There’s joy, passion, and a sense you are one with Elana. And there is talent. Plenty of it. – Mark Stout / WhatsDoingInDenver.com