An Evening with Garnet Rogers

An Evening with Garnet Rogers

An Evening with Garnet Rogers

Sat, September 9, 2017

Doors: 7:15 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 11:00 pm)

$25.00 - $30.00

Garnet Rogers
Garnet Rogers
In a darkened bedroom, lit only by 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.

"A brilliant songwriter. One of the major talents of our time." - BOSTON GLOBE
"The greatest interpreter and vocalist performing in the contemporary folk scene." - SING OUT
"I have found strength and comfort in his songs. This is good and rich and big music." - GREG BROWN
Venue Information:
West End Cultural Centre
586 Ellice Avenue
Winnipeg, MB, R3B 1Z8
http://www.wecc.ca/