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Garnet Rogers

Garnet Rogers

Thursday, November 9, 2017

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“The greatest interpreter and vocalist performing in the contemporary folk scene.” ~ Sing Out

Born in Hamilton, Ontario to parents of Nova Scotian descent, Garnet Rogers spent many hours in front of the old floor model radio listening to Grand Ol’ Opry broadcasts and harmonizing with his brother, the late folk legend Stan Rogers. Two years later, Garnet was playing the definitive 8-year-old’s version of “Desolation Row” on his ukulele. He soon abandoned that instrument to teach himself the flute, violin and guitar. At 18, Garnet was on the road as a full-time working musician with brother Stan. Together they formed what has come to be accepted as one of the most influential duos in the history of North American folk music. Garnet acted as producer and arranger for his older brother from 1973 to 1983, when Stan died tragically in a plane crash. Since then, Garnet has courageously established himself as a formidable solo artist. Hailed by the Boston Globe as a “…charismatic performer and singer — one of the major talents of our time,” they continue by saying that “Garnet’s vocal and instrumental talents are complimented by an undeniably powerful physical presence — close to six and a half feet tall — with the lungs to match.”

With his “smooth, dark baritone,” (Washington Post) his incredible range and thoughtful, dramatic phrasing, Garnet is widely considered by fans and critics alike to be one of the finest singers anywhere. His music, like the man himself, is literate, passionate, highly sensitive, and deeply purposeful. Cinematic in detail, his songs give expression to the unspoken language of the heart. An optimist at heart, Garnet sings extraordinary songs about people who are not obvious heroes and of the small everyday victories. As memorable as his songs, his over-the-top humor and lightning-quick wit move his audiences from tears to laughter and back again. Rogers has been the featured performer on numerous television and radio programs including Much Music, Mountain Stage, and All Things Considered. He has been a headliner at concert venues and festivals such as Wolf Trap, Lincoln Center, and Art Park; sharing the stage with performers such as Mary Chapin Carpenter, Billy Bragg, Bill Monroe, Ferron, Greg Brown, and Guy Clark. Though Garnet has enjoyed much popularity over the years, he remains resolutely independent, turning down offers from major labels to ensure that he continues doing music his own way.

Garnet Rogers’ newly-published book, Night Drive: Travels with my Brother. A memoir, will be available at the show.

“I have found strength and comfort in his songs. This is good and rich and big music. Welcome one and all. Come on in. Get down.” ~ Greg Brown

Garnet Rogers brings tales of touring life with brother to Stan Rogers Folk Festival – Local Xpress

Jun 28, 2016 8:32 PM by: Stephen Cooke — Released just in time for this weekend’s 20th anniversary of the Stan Rogers Folk Festival in Canso, Garnet Rogers’ book Night Drive details the treacherous, and sometimes hilarious, road to becoming Canadian folk icons.

The length of the journey to Canso, home of the Stan Rogers Folk Festival, is no deterrent to the hardy hundreds who’ve packed the event every July long weekend for the past two decades.

But that winding Guysborough road is just a fraction of the journey that the festival’s namesake made with his brother and bandmate Garnet Rogers prior to Stan’s death in 1983. Many of those miles are chronicled in Garnet’s new book Night Drive: Travels With My Brother, which he’s launched in time for Stanfest’s 20th anniversary. The book stretches from their parents’ roots in Canso and Pictou County to the brothers’ final conversation at the Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas. In between lies a rough and tumble tale of a furtive search for folk music glory, where it took more than talent to get ahead, and dreams seemed to get dashed on a daily basis.

“Somebody made the comment that parents should buy the book and give it to any of their kids who decide they want to become a musician or a folksinger,” chuckles Rogers, who reads from the book on Saturday afternoon at Stanfest, as well as opening the mainstage show on Sunday.

“It really is kind of a cautionary tale.”

Read full article: Garnet Rogers brings tales of touring life with brother to Stan Rogers Folk Festival – Local Xpress

Garnet Rogers will be performing at Baldwin’s Station in Sykesville on Thursday, September 8, 2016. Tickets & reservations: 410-795-1041

Just announced: Garnet Rogers at Baldwin’s Station

Canadian singer/songwriter Garnet Rogers returns to Baldwin’s Station in Sykesville on Thursday, September 8, 2016. Tickets & reservations: 410-795-1041
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Just announced! Garnet Rogers & Archie Fisher at Cellar Stage

Garnet Rogers (Canada) and Archie Fisher (Scotland) team up to swap songs at the Cellar Stage in Hamilton on Friday, October 9, 2015.

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Just announced! Garnet Rogers at Baldwin’s Station

Canadian singer/songwriter Garnet Rogers will perform at Baldwin’s Station in Sykesville on Thursday, November 6, 2014. Tickets & reservations: 410-795-1041.

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Garnet Rogers comes to Baldwin’s Station, May 16

Garnet Rogers

Garnet Rogers

Garnet Rogers‘ “smooth, dark baritone” and array of guitars come to Baldwin’s Station on Thurs May 16, 2013.

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