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Longmont band tops charts for Colorado artists

Songs from Mojomama’s seventh album make the rounds as band heads to International Blues Challenge
Longmont band Mojomama.

A Longmont-based band started the year with the top five songs from Colorado bands, according to the Roots Music Report.

Mojomama, which has been around for more than 20 years, released their seventh studio album last year, titled “We Are One.” Five songs from that album — “I’m Searchin’,” “We Are One,” Borrowed Time,” Shelter from the Storm,” and “Other Side” — made up the top five songs on the Roots Music Report’s Top 50 Colorado Song Chart for the week of Dec. 31.

Singer Jessica Rogalski said she is excited to see the growing popularity of the album.

“It’s starting to pick up speed, so that’s cool,” she said.

She added that seeing their songs continue to chart so high throughout this month has been great to see.

“You’re always hopeful that you’ll put in all this time and energy and creativity, and somebody will want to listen to it,” Rogalski said. “We make sure that the album gets sent out to everyone we think might want to play it, so it’s our job to publicize it on the back end, but you can only hope that they appreciate what you’ve done.”

Rogalski, along with her husband and fellow band member, will be traveling to Memphis soon to represent the band at the International Blues Challenge. “We Are One” is up for best self-produced CD after they were nominated by the Colorado Blues Society.

Rogalski will also sing in the Women in Blues Showcase, while Voltage 85, from the couple’s music school, Mojo’s Music Academy, will represent the Colorado Blues Society in the youth band category in Memphis.

“We’re having a lot of full circle moments,” Rogalski said.

As for upcoming local performances, Mojomama will play at the Longmont Winter Walkabout on Feb. 4. They’re also holding an album release party for “We Are One” on Feb. 24 at the Buffalo Rose in Golden.

Amy Golden

About the Author: Amy Golden

Amy Golden is a reporter for the Longmont Leader covering city and county issues, along with anything else that comes her way.
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