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Event Archive - Legendary Canadian Folk Singer: Garnet Rogers

Wed. October 14th 2009 8pm - 11:30pm doors at 6pm Ambrosia Event Centre (All Ages) 8pm - 11:30pm doors at 6pm
$27.50 + s/c
Tickets at: Lyles Place, Ditch Records 635 Johnson St., High Tide Entertainment
Garnet Rogers
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Ambrosia Event Centre, 638 Fisgard St., Victoria
Doors 6:30pm - Showtime 8pm
Tickets: $27.50 Advance / $30 Door
Available at: Lyle's Place 770 Yates St., Ditch Records 635 Johnson St.,
McPherson Box Office 250-386-6121 and online at http://www.hightideconcerts.net

Garnet Rogers website: http://www.garnetrogers.com

In a darkened bedroom, lit only be the amber glow from an old floor model radio, two young brothers aged 6 and 12 lay
in their beds, listening to the country music broadcasts from the Grand Ol' Opry, and practiced their harmonies. Two
years later, the youngest one was playing the definitive 8-year-old's version of "Desolation Row" on his ukulele. He
soon abandoned that instrument to teach himself the flute, violin and guitar.

Within ten years, and barely out of high school, 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 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. As memorable as his songs, his over-the-top humour and lightning-quick wit moves his audience from tears
to laughter and back again.

"Garnet Rogers is capable of awe-inspiring and unpredictable stuff - and that includes more than just music"

Resolutely independent, Garnet Rogers has turned down offers from major labels to do his music his own way.

Garnet Rogers

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, d... more info
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