Garnet Rogers started his musical career in the shadow of his older brother, Stan, with whom he played for ten years. After Stan’s untimely death, Garnet emerged in his own right as a singer-songwriter. His extraordinary physical presence (he’s nearly six and a half feet tall) and his deep, rich baritone voice make his performances riveting. But it’s his music that stays with you.
Like his brother, Garnet’s been a legend in his native Canada for years. But he doesn’t rest on his laurels: his recent CD, “Shining Thing,” was hailed as “one of the sweetest surprises of 2004.” An active performer, he’s been featured on numerous television and radio programs, including Much Music, The Country Beat, Morningside, 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.
Dirty Linen magazine says: “[Garnet Rogers] is a master musical storyteller, often dealing in songs of the heart. His characters exude striking familiarity, revealing enormous inner strength or wrapped within their own delusions, nearly always interacting and sympathetic. Through them Rogers digs an emotional well and invites the listener in for a long, refreshing drink.” His music is literate, passionate, sensitive, and purposeful. “Night Drive” is one of the finest performances captured on any medium, an utterly remarkable, truly powerful song — and always the highlight of any Garnet Rogers concert.
With a large repertoire, Garnet’s live sets can be unpredictable, yet you can be sure that he will sing about real people who are not obvious heroes, people who know how to celebrate the small victories that they wrest from life.
By the way, Garnet has asked that audience members bring a donation for a local food pantry. Contributions of non-perishable food and useful personal care products will be greatly appreciated. Simply bring your donations to the concert and we’ll distribute them to those in need.