Pick of the Day: Garnet Rogers

This gig by Garnet Rogers tonight at the Exchange is presented by Grassroots Regina. They've been around for a couple of years now, and seem interested in more traditional forms of folk music than what the Regina Folk Festival's been serving up for the last decade or so. That's not to say that the RFF never presents an old school singer-songwriter. But the bulk of the performers at its annual summer festival, and the RFF's companion concert series, tend to favour a more robust (and eclectic) approach to music-making.

Younger brother of Canadian folk legend Stan Rogers, who perished in a fire aboard an Air Canada jet in Cincinnati in 1983 at the age of 33, Garnet Rogers has carved his own niche in the pantheon of Canadian folk artists. Here's video of him performing "All That Is" at the Rose Garden Coffeehouse in Massachusetts in 2008. (YouTube)

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