Garnet Rogers - Guelph concert
Friday, February 19, 2010
Hamilton born, Garnet Rogers was on the road as a full- time working musician with his older brother Stan at the age of 18. Together they formed what has come to be accepted as one of the most influential acts in North American folk music. Garnet acted as producer and arranger for his older brother from '73 to '83, when Stan died tragically in a plane crash.
Since then, Garnet 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). An optimist at heart, Garnet sings extraordinary songs about people who are not obvious heroes and of the small victories of the everyday.
Resolutely independent, Garnet Rogers has turned down offers from major labels to do his music his own way.
Garnet: "It's an enormous privilege for me to be able to stand up and sing my own songs, but I would like to be able to have something left behind after the dust is cleared away where people are actually benefiting from the concert at some level.
Audience members are asked to bring donations of non-perishable food and useful personal care items such as shampoo and toothpaste for the local Food Bank.
Presented by Kaleidoscope Promotions - celebrating 15 years of live music in downtown Guelph!
Dublin Street United Church
68 Suffolk St West, Guelph
(corner of Suffolk & Dublin)
7:30 door, 8;00 show
$20 - tickets on sale at Ground Floor Music (13 Quebec St)