Amanda Rogers出生在意大利,但她所有的成长经历都发生在纽约,所以她的音乐中听不出任何意大利人的感觉.她和Tori Amos的气质很像，都属于把钢琴当作主要乐器的唱作人.但她又有些不一样,她的音乐是感性的,恰如其分的伤感若隐若现.这是03年发行的第一张专辑,钢琴和Amanda Rogers温柔甜美的嗓音,给人一种很宁静的感觉.
The Place You Dwell, Amanda Rogers' debut full-length album starts out with an a cappella number, setting the stage for her intense, focused performance through ten songs. The second tune is where the piano and keyboards pick up, and they never let off. Coupled with her Tori Amos-sounding vocal work, the keys are always soft but determined, and never too far over the top. The structure thus forces the listener to contemplate the lyrics and listen as the vocals and piano accentuate each line. As is normal on a singer/songwriter album, much of the material is quite personal and yet obtuse, allowing the listener to draw their own interpretation to the meaning of the songs. While Rogers does evoke a certain amount of emotion with the music and her vocals, the songs could certainly use some peppering of variation with instruments and style. Still, with a voice as gentle yet driven as hers, positive things should be on their way for Amanda Rogers.
01. And She Waited
02. My Golden Thread
03. With Eyes Open Wide
04. This Beauty
08. Can't Sleep, Can't Love, Awake
09. Divide and Separate