Seth Rogovoy is a writer, editor, award-winning critic, book author, lecturer, teacher, musician, radio commentator, talent buyer’s agent, cultural programmer, marketing consultant, and amateur photographer.
Seth is editor and publisher of The Rogovoy Report – an online magazine of cultural and critical news and observations — and BerkshireDaily – a five-day a week e-newsletter aggregating news, features, and commentary from around the corner and around the globe.
Seth is the author of Bob Dylan: Prophet Mystic Poet (Scribner, 2009) a full-length analysis of Bob Dylan’s life and work, and The Essential Klezmer: A Music Lover’s Guide to Jewish Roots and Soul Music (Algonquin Books, 2000), the all-time bestselling guide to klezmer music.
Seth was editor-in-chief of the now-defunct Berkshire Living, a perennially award-winning regional lifestyle and culture magazine that served the greater Berkshire region of western Massachusetts, southwestern Vermont, eastern New York, and northwestern Connecticut faithfully for six years. He was also editor-in-chief of Berkshire Living‘s spinoff publications, including BBQ: Berkshire Business Quarterly and Berkshire Living Home+Garden, as well asBerkshire Living’s online platforms and social media feeds. Seth’s regular column of music and cultural criticism, “The Beat Goes On,” that ran in every issue of Berkshire Living, garnered him four consecutive awards from the National City and Regional Magazine Association for General Criticism.
For over twenty years, Seth has been a rock and jazz critic, primarily for Berkshire Living and the Berkshire Eagle, and also for dozens of other newspapers and magazines. Seth’s cultural journalism has appeared in newspapers and magazines including Newsday, the Boston Phoenix, Haaretz, theWoodstock (N.Y.) Times, the Bennington (Vt.) Banner, Edutopia, Gastronomica, Moment, Leak CD Magazine, Audition, the Black and White City Paper of Birmingham, Ala., and others.
Seth is also a singer-guitarist and leader of several bands, including the Rolling Rogovoy Revue and Seth Rogovoy and the Grove Street Band. He has performed at Club Helsinki in Hudson, N.Y., and Great Barrington, Mass.; at the Cavern Club in Liverpool, England; in Ozawa Hall at Tanglewood in Lenox, Mass.; on Ben-Yehuda Street in Jerusalem; and at Bob Dylan tribute concerts throughout the Northeast United States.