jakub | May 22, 2024

Roo AOTD #101 Maggie Rogers

All aboard the hype train for Bonnaroo 2024! Only 22 days until we are all on the Farm again, can you believe it? It’s coming up fast and we can’t wait to be dancing with all of you at Bonnaroo! Today’s Artist of the Day is the one and only Maggie Rogers. Learn more about the artist below. Don’t forget to check out all of our artist spotlights! Thank you for reading these posts!

Artist Biography

Maggie Rogers is an indie artist who blends folk, pop, and R&B. She grew up in Easton, Maryland, and started playing the harp at age seven. When Maggie was in middle school, she picked up playing piano, guitar, and also songwriting. While studying at St. Andrews School in Delaware, she fell in love with folk music. After her junior year of high school, she attended a Berklee College of Music program where she won the program’s songwriting contest. During Maggie’s senior year, she turned a broom closet into a recording studio and recorded material that would become her 2012 debut album The Echo. She used her recordings as part of her application to get into NYU’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music. When she was a sophomore in college, she released her 2012 album Blood Ballet. Maggie’s sound started to evolve after spending more time in New York City and discovering electronic music after studying abroad in France. This led her to her breakout release in 2016 with the single “Alaska” which she wrote in 15 minutes about a hiking trip for a master class with Pharrell Williams. A video of Pharrell listening to the song went viral later that year, getting Maggie into the spotlight. The final version of “Alaska” reached number 18 on Billboard’s Hot Rock Songs Chart. Maggie then got a deal with Capitol Records that let her keep ownership of her masters and create her own Debay Sounds imprint. After a slew of hit singles, her debut album Heard It in a Past Life came out in 2019 with the single “Light On” making it to number one on Billboard’s Adult Alternative Songs Chart. Additionally, Maggie got a nomination for Best New Artist at the 2020 Grammy Awards. In 2022, she finished a Master of Religion and Public Life degree from the Harvard Divinity School. Later that same year she released her second album Surrender.


Indie Pop, Folk Pop, Folktronica

Scheduled at Bonnaroo

Friday (Link to Daily Schedules)

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