Rogers returns to Gallery 2 for evening of song

By Contributor
September 6th, 2012

Barely out of high school, Canadian born, Garnet Rogers was on the road as a full- time working musician with his older brother, Stan. Together they formed what has come to be accepted as one of the most influential acts in North American folk music.

Since Stan’s untimely death, Rogers has established himself as ‘one of the major talents of our time.’

Hailed by the Boston Globe as a “charismatic performer and singer,” Garnet is a man with a powerful physical presence — close to six and a half feet tall — with a voice 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 vocabulary of the heart” (Kitchener Waterloo Record). A

n optimist at heart, Garnet sings extraordinary songs about people who are not obvious heroes and of the small victories of the everyday. As memorable as his songs, his over-the-top humor and lightning-quick wit moves his audience from tears to laughter and back again.

Daniel Champagne will be opening the show for Garnet. His guitar-slapping, body percussion and soulful singing makes this young man one to watch.

Stop by Gallery 2 or call 250-442-2211 for more details.

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