The Los Angeles based singer-songwriter, who pegs his raw, organic hybrid vibe “Americana roots rock/
His dad was a biker/car mechanic/street racer who originally met Roldan’s mother in front of Hollywood High in the early 50s, sweeping her away in a lowered black Cadillac. Roldan grew up listening to Elvis, Hank Williams, Rick Nelson, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard and George Jones and
When he finally set his mind to making music, Roldan quickly made up for lost time, recording with famed musicians like Doug Pettibone (Lucinda Williams), John J.T. Thomas (Bruce
Hornsby), Rick Shea (Dave Alvin, Rosie Perez), Bruce Watson (Rod Stewart), Chuck Kavoorus, and Brad Cobb (Tori Amos), David Chamberlain (Roy Buchanan, Manhattan Transfer).
albums received extensive airplay throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia, and Australia, and songs from those were featured on compilations with greats like Tim McGraw, Billy Yates
Year competitions and in 2007, he won “Top 25
“On those earlier projects, I was grateful to work with so many incredible musicians and producers, but Can You Feel This takes my songwriting and overall artistry to a whole new level,” says Roldan. “I love the vibe that is behind the work Max and I have done, just as I am so appreciative of the fact that I have found someone like Lauryn who can help me tell these stories.
I feel like people these days need this kind of authenticity in their music. I really believe that the true spirituality of this world flows through art, whether music, painting or sculpture, and there are a lot of things that need to be said. So many people in life are closed off to so much and don’t
even realize it. For me, music is the most powerful way to pull back those curtains that sometimes make us feel we are alone in the universe.”