Time Machine

Ella Rodgers

What happens when a teenage girl born in the early days of the 21st century pines for the good old days of the 1940s and 50s, when life was simpler and pop music had that swing? She hops in her Time Machine and turns back the dial to the days of Boogie Woogie, of course!

A bright new voice emerges from the Deep South – home of the blues and rock ‘

What happens when a teenage girl born in the early days of the 21st century pines for the good old days of the 1940s and 50s, when life was simpler and pop music had that swing? She hops in her Time Machine and turns back the dial to the days of Boogie Woogie, of course!

A bright new voice emerges from the Deep South – home of the blues and rock ‘n roll and gospel – all coming together in this delightful debut album from Ella Rodgers. Time Machine contains a mix of tunes from the early 1900s and Ella's original compositions. Instrumentals on piano (such as rags, a la Scott Joplin) are mixed in with several songs which tell a story of someone who longs for the "good old days." The title track says it all! Ella is delivering to modern audience a sound and aesthetic which goes against the grain of what the music industry is producing en masse. The album has found to have appeal to younger and older audiences alike, with both young children and teens responding by dancing and older people tapping their feet - uplifting and catchy, Time Machine will surely leave a song or two stuck in your head for a few days!

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A bright new voice emerges from the Deep South – home of the blues and rock ‘n roll and gospel –

 all coming together in this delightful debut album from Ella Rodgers.

About Ella

One might think that Ella Rodgers, vocalist and musician, might share the same enthusiasm for current pop music and the latest trends as her peers. However, Ella's musical taste harkens back more than 80 years to her favorite recording artists of the 1910s to the 1960s. As a vocalist, Ella’s style borrows from The Boswell Sisters, Brenda Lee, Connie Francis, Judy Garland, Doris Day, and others. Her first tutors arrived in the form of old records she found at thrift stores, as well as her Dad's playing that fascinated Ella as a child. As a pianist, Ella’s styles are equally as varied– ragtime, blues, traditional, and the best of the American Songbook. As a songwriter, Ella captures the fun and light-hearted existence of living along the coast near Savannah, Georgia, evoking that certain Leslie Gore vibe of the Sixties, and leaving listeners with one of her melodies stuck in their heads for days.

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