Roger Anthony Mapes: a southern rock,country,gospel,folk singer/songwriter with a soulful voice,specializing in spreading self esteem, love, and beautiful melodies. Roger's music has a special blend of sincerity and a sense of humor. Think George Michael,Emmy Lou Harris,Elvis in a blender with a splash of Louise Hay and John Waters.

Love Divine and Home in SongVaul

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To: Roger Anthony Mapes,

We want to personally cong...
Roger Anthony Mapes,We want to personally congratulate you in having your songs "Love Divine", and "Home" placed in the SongVault Directory and in our play list on the SongVault Radio Network.

This is quite an accomplishment and something you should be proud of, considering that your song has been up against hundreds of other songs and has taken several months in order to pass through all the tiered stations.

This is not the end of the journey but just the beginning!

In a few weeks, your song will be on one of our podcast shows to help promote your song on iTunes and other podcast venues.

In 2009, we will be in contact with all the public radio stations to work on partnerships in order to help promote the artist that have made it in the SongVault.

Dick Clark put it best when he said "Music is the soundtrack of our lives". The songs we like to listen to become part of our life in general.

Thank you for being part of our soundtrack and we look forward to helping promote you and your music further in the months and years ahead.

Best Regards,

Paul John

Mapes nominated for LA Music Awa

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Christian Contemporary Artist
2. Roger Mapes

Roger's general bio

Currently I have re-joined forces with long time friend, guitarist, writer, singer, and producer Robert Urban:

We are working on a new recording project called House of Joy. Mostly a Southern Rock album, with trips into Blues and Country. I will be posting new songs as we have them available. Release date is Fall 2009...but I am posting singles here as they are released. "We Are Angels", Ode To Billy Joe", Nice Girl, and "A Man Ain't Supposed to Cry" here on Broadjam are from this new project!

I am very proud to have worked ,in 2008, with pedal steel/guitar/dobro/mandolin player and producer Gerald Menke and band Red Hook Junction:

The band was: Roger Anthony Mapes- vocals/songwriter/acoustic guitar, Gerald Menke- electric guitar/ dobro/ mandolin/ bass/ producer/ engineer, Dan Menke- drums, Genevieve Menke- backing vocals.
My collaboration with Gerald created the songs "Love Divine" and "Home" currently on the SongVault permanent playlist in Christian and Folk music.

My Bio .................

Roger Anthony (Tony) Mapes; singer songwriter, painter, and performance artist was born and raised in Muscle Shoals, Alabama - "The Hit Recording Capital of the World" and the birthplaces of Helen Keller and W.C. Handy. The Muscle Shoals area was populated by an abundance of musicians and visual artists/painters. He began studying music, painting and drawing at a young age with local artists and was encouraged to develop his own unique vision. Roger is influenced by pop, rock, blues, gospel, country, and folk, but doesn't self-consciously follow any one tradition...combining them all into some hybrid of his own.

The POP and JAZZ tracks by Roger are performed by his alter ego YOLANDA and are from his first cd "Welcome To YOLANDA WORLD".

From 1997-2005, Roger Anthony Mapes performed as YOLANDA singer/songwriter/gender warrior with his/her band "Yolanda and the Plastic Family". Roger created the character "Yolanda", wrote the music, created the costumes, toured and recorded with his/her band and was the opening act for Rufus Wainwright and Martha Wash. In 2005, Roger as YOLANDA was featured on The Dave Chapelle Show.
YOLANDA's NYC venues included CBGB's, The Cutting Room, Webster Hall, and The Limelight nightclubs. From 1997-1999: Roger's music was favorably reviewed in Billboard Magazine 5 times. Larry Flick called him the " unsigned artist of 1999".
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