Tickets available online and at Filament starting at 7:30pm on the day of the performance. BYOB. Mature audiences only.

The Filament Theatre Ensemble is pleased to host Davis Rogan’s Chicago CD release party for his new CD “Ex Machina.”


A piano player, singer, songwriter, actor and writer, Rogan returns to Filament with his unique style of musical entertainment.

A new Orleans native, Davis Rogan combines “the enthusiasm and playfulness of early New Orleans rhythm and blues, the cynical wit of Randy Newman and…the accumulated legacy of decades of New Orleans piano professors”. He was a founder of the trailblazing brass hip-hop funk band All That, which released two albums on Rounder Records. A veteran of the New Orleans club scene, Rogan has previously released two solo albums, The Once And Future DJ and The Real Davis.

Fans of the HBO series Treme will recall the character Davis McAlary, a local musician, DJ, and activist with an encyclopedic knowledge of New Orleans culture. Played by actor Steve Zahn, Davis McAlary was created for the series by producer David Simon (The Wire) after discovering The Once And Future DJ, and he based the character heavily on Rogan. Rogan is also involved with the production of Treme as an actor, composer, script writer, and consultant.

Filament Theatre Ensemble creates theatre in a folk tradition with strong musical and storytelling elements, and we are thrilled to present the songs and stories of Davis Rogan.


Want to hear samples of Davis’s music? Check out his website:


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