Jill Rogers and Crying Time play straight-up honky-tonk, 1970’s cross-over country, and elegiac originals. They’ve been packing dance floors, clubs, bars, and listening rooms for a decade in Northern California’s lively country scene. With a beautiful 70’s-era voice, Jill Rogers connects with audiences through her original songs, which are often about love at the edge of dissolution, or a look back at what might have been. Backing her up, Crying Time is a musicians’ band, with a deep bench of accomplished players known for the variety and dynamism they bring to their interpretations of the classics and Jill’s beautiful, sad songs.
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Crying Time: Hardcore Honky-tonk from Oakland - j. poet (East Bay Express, April 5, 2023)
This San Francisco-based quintet is proof that good-time, classic country is neither dead nor passé…Jill Rogers has such an ease with melody…(T)hey have preserved the legacy of classic country in the best way possible. – Alan Cackett (April, 2023)
"'Many Worlds Theory' is a must-listen for country music fans." - Shawn Underwood (Twangville, April 2023)
"I absolutely adore the album closer, You Left Me a Long Time Ago. The title says it all really; but the melody and the way Jill unravels the story will leave you with a knot in your stomach and a smile on your face."
- Alan Harrison (The Rockin' Magpie, April 14, 2023)
"Country singing from Oakland standouts. Real musicians, not just stompers. Jill Rogers is an amazing singer. Just plain beautiful." - KALX Radio
John Prine Celebration - Freight & Salvage, Berkeley CA
October 4, 2022
The Mess (That Used To Be Me) - Many Worlds Theory
Released April 2023
Partial list of venues played:
Amado’s, SF - Amnesia, SF - Armando's, Martinez - Bull Valley Roadhouse, Port Costa - Doc’s Lab, San Francisco - Down Home Records, El Cerrito - Fireside Lounge, Alameda - Freight & Salvage, Berkeley - The Golden Bull, Oakland - HopMonk Tavern Sonoma - HopMonk Tavern, Novato - HopMonk Tavern, Sebastopol - Ivy Room, Albany - Lost Church, San Francisco - Lost Church, Santa Rosa - The Make-Out Room, SF = Milk Bar, SF - Neck of the Woods, SF - Redwood Cafe, Cotati - Sonoma County Fair - Starry Plough, Berkeley - Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley - Thee Parkside, San Francisco - Twin Oaks Roadhouse, Penngrove - Westwood, SF - Winters Tavern, Pacifica