The Regulators CD, One of These Days, released in April of 2016, was #79 on the Roots Music Report's top roots rock records for 2016! https://www.rootsmusicreport.com/charts/view/album/sub_genre/roots-rock/yearly/2016
It was on the Roots Music Report's top 50 Roots Rock albums for over 3 months (as high as #16) and was also on the Folk/DJ Chart (as high as #34) and the Americana Music Association chart (as high as 107)!
"This is a wonderful CD to throw in the car and drive many miles with and we'll be playing cuts off it for a long time." - Don Lowe, DJ and co-host of "Local Heroes", WPWL, Pawling, NY
"The Regulators album "One of These Days" combines Americana, Blues, Twang and a touch of Gypsy Jazz with enough humor and heart to lead any good ear to their six sting religion!"
- Trish Lewis - Host of The Eclectic Chair
"Your CD (One of These Days) receives a lot of airplay here in Western Colorado" - Tim Bates KAFM
The Regulators are a Litchfield County Connecticut based band who play original music in the Roots-Rock, Country, Americana and Blues vein.
The Regulators live repertoire also features material by songwriters who they want to help spread the word about, great songwriters such as Randy Weeks, Bruce Robinson, Kelly Willis, Jim Lauderdale, Stephen Bruton, Al Anderson, Paul Kelly, Buddy & Julie Miller, Kasey Chambers, Dave Alvin and Bill Kirchen.
Their eclectic mix of original and cover material and tight performances have earned them a reputation as a premier live act.
The Regulators are:
Marty Carlson - Guitars/Vocals/Songwriter
Jonathan Lichtig – Drums
Roger Cannavaro – Bass/Vocals
Mark Louis Miller – Guitars/Vocals/Songwriter
Marty Carlson, guitarist, recording engineer, producer, song writer and owner of Barking Spider Studio, has been a vital part of the northwest, CT music scene for many years and has played with some of the best bands from that scene.
At Barking Spider Marty has engineered and/or produced numerous recording projects including records by Joe Bouchard of Blue Oyster Cult and Blue Coupe, Kath Bloom, Forever Einstein, Guy Wolff, Mojo Nectar, The Norwalk Youth Symphony and The Virginia Seranaders.
As a live sound engineer Marty has worked with artists such as John Gorka, Lucy Kaplansky, Aztec Two Step, Blue Coupe, Jonathan Edwards, Cheryl Wheeler, the Wiggins Sisters and more.
Mark Louis Miller – guitarist, composer, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter has worked in a variety of styles including Jazz, Folk, Country, Americana, Blues and Rock. Mark is a Berklee College of Music graduate and has composed for film, worked as a sideman/session player and performed live with a variety of artists and bands both in the Long Island/NYC area and in CT.
Mark has released two CDs of original instrumental music. One Lane Bridge (2010) a world-folk project, features performances by Grammy winners David Darling (cello) and Ken Emerson (Hawaiian Style guitar).
Fresh Air (2000) features performances by Rob Barraco, keyboard (Grateful Dead, Phil Lesh and Friends), Bill Heller, keyboard (The Rippingtons), John Scarpulla, sax (Billy Joel, Diana Ross, Tower of Power, Hall & Oates, Mariah Carey, Celia Cruz, Jennifer Lopez, Michael Bolton) and Mario Cruz, sax (Joe Cocker, Jaco Pastorius, Bruce Springsteen, Willy Deville).
Mark composed music for the film “A Short History of Decay”, released in 2014. Mark also composed the score for the award winning animated short “Short Sighted” (2011) and played guitar on the soundtrack to the film Swimmers (2005).
He also co-wrote the book “World Beat Encyclopedia” published by Alfred Publishing.
Jonathan Lichtig is one of the most in demand drummers on the CT music scene. He has performed with literally dozens of bands and is in demand for both live and recording work. He toured nationally as a member of Greg Piccolo and Heavy Juice and has been a member of or recorded with Max Creek, The Mayocks, Shakedown Street and Burt Teague.
Roger Cannovaro has been a vital part of many bands in the northwest CT music scene for many years. His solid feel and inspired choice of notes has made him one of the most sought after bassists in the area and he has been the anchor of numerous rhythm sections.