Folk legend coming to gallery Saturday

Fans of Canadian folk music may be pleased to note that Garnet Rogers will perform at Gallery 2 in Grand Forks, at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1.

Fans of Canadian folk music may be pleased to note that Garnet Rogers will perform at Gallery 2 in Grand Forks, at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1.

Within 10 years, and barely out of high school, Rogers was on the road as a full-time working musician with his older brother Stan Rogers.

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.

Tickets to this special event are $18 for members and $20 for non-members and are available by calling 250-442-2211 or can be picked up at Gallery 2, 524 Central Avenue, Tuesday to Saturday between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

submitted by Gallery 2