GrassRoots Regina presents singer-songwriter Garnet Rogers in concert.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
The Exchange, 2431 8th Avenue, Regina.
Show starts at 8:00 p.m.
At Bach & Beyond, Cobb Swanson Music and X-Ray Records
$20 at the door.
Audience members are encouraged to bring non-perishable foods, and/or items of personal care (ie: shampoo, soap, etc.) to the concert as donations to the Regina Food Bank.
Garnet sports a gruff, resonant baritone voice, reminiscent of his late brother Stan. He sings extraordinary songs about people who are not obvious heros and of the small everyday victories. As memorable as his songs, his over-the-top humour and lightning-quick wit move his audiences from tears to laughter and back again.
Garnet Rogers was born in Hamilton, Ontario to parents of Nova Scotian descent. At 18 he was on the road as a full-time working musician with his 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 until Stan’s untimely death in 1983.
Since then Garnet has courageously established himself as a formidable solo artist. His style is more modern than the traditional material he played with his brother and draws on influences from blues, rock, country, bluegrass and classical music. Garnet accompanies himself on various guitars that include vintage Gibson acoustic guitars, a National guitar and a Fender electric guitar. With his smooth, dark baritone voice, his incredible range and thoughtful, dramatic phrasing, Garnet is widely considered by fans and critics alike to be one of the finest singers anywhere.
Garnet has recorded eleven solo albums with his most recent, Get a Witness, being released in 2007. He has been a featured performer on numerous television and radio programs including Much Music, Mountain Stage and WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour. 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 way.
“... among the most significant folk stars working today.” - Boston Globe
“... he knows and captures what is real and lasting - the joyous, contradictory poetry of living.” - Dirty Linen
“... set the quality bar very high with his first release and has equalled or raised it with each successive album.” - Penquin Eggs
First Day of Spring clip:
Beulah Land clip:
Summer Lightning clip:
Web site: www.garnetrogers.com
Garnet on WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour - Show #309: www.woodsongs.com/showlist.asp