GrassRoots Regina presents from Winnipeg, fusion folk singer-songwriter Nathan Rogers in concert.
Thursday, January 29, 2009
The Club, 2431 8th Avenue, Regina.
Show starts at 8:00 p.m.
Admission: $12 at the door.
Nathan Rogers (son of the Canadian folk icon the late Stan Rogers) was born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario. During his formative years Nathan travelled with and won solo vocal awards as part of the Appleby Boys Choir. He also attended folk festivals where he had the opportunity to meet, perform with, and learn from outstanding musicians. He ventured to Winnipeg in the late 1990’s to help Mitch Podolak, Winnipeg folk festival founder, establish the West End Cultural Centre and soon found himself immersed in the city’s thriving acoustic roots music scene.
Some say he was born into it, some that he was born with it, while others claim he has earned it. With one foot planted firmly in folk music’s traditional roots and the other reaching into its dynamic future, Rogers has created quite a buzz with his debut album, True Stories, and his dynamic live concerts. Nathan’s performance style leaves the audience wondering where the rest of the band is hiding. Singing, chanting, playing the guitar and stomping, he fills the stage with magnificent and powerfully clear lyrics and arrangements. True Stories has been met with critical acclaim both at home and abroad. If multiple encores at every show are any indication, Canadian audiences coast-to-coast seem to like it, too.
“Nathan Rogers does more than play songs and tell stories for you; he provides you with an experience you’ll never forget ... he has the potential to turn the folk world on its ears.” - Stylus Magazine (Broose Tulloch)
“Nathan Rogers is very much his own artist, despite the similarities with his dad...” - The Kitchener Record (Robert Reid)
“Man, can he sing!” - Mitch Poldolak
The Ballad Of Duncan and Brady clip:
Three Fishers clip:
Web site: www.nathanrogers.ca